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Sharks and Wood Meet In Final Again!

Two Sundays ago our postseason got underway as we had both series go to a deciding third game. Moneyballs and Morning Wood had the week off for clinching 1st round byes. In the West Division on Field 1, the Kings took on the Mudsharks. The Sharks squeezed out a victory in Game 1, winning 9-7. A big error late in the game cost the Kings from taking a 1-0 series lead. They did bounce back though in Game 2, beating the Mudsharks 7-6. In Game 3 the Kings ran out of gas and Mudsharks took care of business and won 12-0 and advanced to the next round.

Over in the East Division on Field 2, The Army and the Knights of Columbus squared off. The Knights broke the ice first, winning Game 1 in a high scoring affair, 14-12. The Army rallied the troops and won Game 2 by a score of 12-8. Game 3 was another higher scoring game. KOC first took the lead but The Army charged back and advanced to the next round by winning,15-10.

This past Sunday was our Division Finals match-ups. In the West, the first place Moneyballs took on the 3rd Place Mudsharks. The Mudsharks made a big statement win in Game 1 beating the Moneyballs by the mercy rule winning, 12-0. In Game 2, the Moneyballs finally got their first franchise run in the playoffs on the scoreboard but were only able to plate four runs on the board as the veteran Sharks put up an 11 spot and easily swept the series and advanced to the championship.

The East Division final had the battle of the camo jerseys as first place Morning Wood took on second place The Army. MW made quick work of The Army in Game 1 as they won 10-4. Game 2 came down to the wire. In the bottom of the 7th, The Army had runners at 2nd and 3rd trailing by one run with two outs. Veteran move by the Wood as they decided to intentionally walk a man to load the bases. It paid off for Morning Wood as the next batter grounded into a fielder’s choice at second and they held on for a 7-6 victory and advanced to the finals.

So this Sunday’s Championship will have Morning Wood taking on the Mudsharks for the third straight year. For Morning Wood it is their sixth straight year making it into the final and fifth time taking on the Mudsharks. The Mudsharks have the advantage in the finals winning three out of four. Last year it only took two games for Morning Wood to lift the trophy over the Sharks but the way these teams have been playing it should take all three games. First pitch is set for 10 a.m., and it should be a great day of games. We ask all fans and family to come and cheer on these two teams.

Also a heads up to any teams looking to play in the Monohan Tournament: it is scheduled for September 9. Check out the Facebook page for updates for the Tournament.

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