Dirtbags slug their way to A division title

Dirtbags, K-Os, Cariboozers, Looking to Score and Arnie's Army playoff winners in Penticton's Mixed Slo-Pitch league

The Family Tree Care Dirtbags won the A division playoff championship in Penticton’s Mixed Slo-Pitch on June 21.

The Dirtbags needed three games at Scott Mullins Field to defeat the Print Factory Phanatics for the championship. After winning the first game 9-8, the Dirtbags lost Game 2 14-9 then took the deciding game 16-4. The Phanatics played their way out of the bottom bracket to reach the finals. In the regular season, the Phanatics finished first with a 12-3-3 record, while the Dirtbags were 11-5-2.

In the B division, K-Os, the regular season leaders with a 15-3 record, swept the Crackers at Lions Park to win that division. K-Os took Game 1 6-5 then won 9-1. The Crackers were sixth in the regular season with an 8-9-1 record.

Winning the C division playoffs were the Cariboozers, the regular season leaders at 15-3-0, as they swept the second place VBS Diggers 20-15 and 19-17. They took the final game on Saturday at Scott Mullins Field.

Looking to Score, who finished second in the season with a 12-6-0 record, won the D division playoffs over the fourth place Loopers, 6-1 and 14-9, while Arnie’s Army, which finished fourth, downed the first place Bangers in three games to take the E division title.