Jack’s Java brews up a title

Penticton Mixed Slopitch League has crowned champions

THE SMOKIN’ ACES won the C division championship as they swept the Keystone Krushers in Penticton Mixed Slopitch League playoffs. Pictured are Chris Atkins

THE SMOKIN’ ACES won the C division championship as they swept the Keystone Krushers in Penticton Mixed Slopitch League playoffs. Pictured are Chris Atkins

Champions have been crowned in Penticton’s mixed slo pitch leagues. Jack’s Java Stop defeated the Dirtbags 21-12 and 18-4 June 17 and 18 in A division action. Jack’s Java Stop lost their opening game of the playoffs to Hyundai Gurus 7-0, then took down the Infra Red Sox, Sporting Wood, Musty Mitts and the Print Factory Flyers.

In the B division, the Brat Pack won their playoffs by defeating the Oddballz 14-7 and 18-4 in double header action on June 19. The Brat Packs only loss came against the Crackers, 18-8, who they faced again in the bottom bracket. They got redemption defeating them 3-1 to advance to the championship series.

Taking the C division championship were the Renaissance Roofing Smokin’ Aces. They defeated the Keystone Krushers 12-8 and 7-5 on June 17 and 21. The Smokin’ Aces had lost to the Krushers 18-17 in the semifinal and were forced to play the Cariboozers, who they defeated 20-18 to get to the championship series.

In the D division, a third game was needed to decide the champ between K-Os and the Mad Dogs. The Mad Dogs won the first game 18-13, then lost 18-12. Due to rian, the final game of the series has been re-scheduled for July 3.

Winning the E division was Arnie’s Army. They were unstoppable in the playoffs, winning five games, including the final two championship games against Pitch Slap 11-3 and 14-4.

The league will now have its fall season registration deadline on July 15. Men’s and ladies’ leagues will begin in July. Check www.pentictonslopitch.com for info.

 

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