SoCo/WSL 2016 Slow Pitch Softball Schedule

SoCo Sport Inc is excited to announce the 2016 WSL Slow Pitch Softball schedule. In 2016 SoCo will host over 20 slow pitch softball tournaments at the all-turf Sky View Sports Complex in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Tournaments will consist of five pre-season qualifiers, fourteen regular season qualifiers, two WSL/NIT’s and Colorado WSL State Championships. The pre-season will begin on January 9th with the Miken Ice Breaker Series consisting of five events. In the Miken Ice Breaker Series one Men’s team and one Co-Ed team will compete for points to earn a paid entry to the Colorado WSL State Championships in August. The regular season will kick off with the Bunny Eggs & Jelly Beans tournament on March 26th followed by The 6th Annual Richie WSL/NIT on April 9th and 10th. This year SoCo Sport will award the winners of WSL/NITs and State events paid berths to WSL Worlds in Panama City Beach, FL or WSL West Coast Worlds in Reno, NV to compete on the national stage and represent Colorado. 2016 looks to be a great year for SoCo/WSL and Colorado Softball and we look forward some great competition.

2016 SoCo Sport/WSL Schedule

SoCo Sport Inc/WSL Suspensions Retracted – Effective 10 October 2015

Effective 10 October 2015 SoCo Sport Inc/WSL will retract the suspensions for Big 10/Team Wager, CTR, Raul Andino, Mike Manzanares and Jimmy Twiss that were put in place as a result of the incidents that occurred on 11 July 2015.

SoCo Sport Inc/WSL reminds all players, coaches and fans that any participation in fighting at SoCo Sport Inc/WSL events will result in a 180 day suspension (1st offense), 1 year suspension (2nd offense) for those involved whether it is a team or individual. SoCo Sport Inc along with WSL aims to foster a competitive tournament environment for slow pitch softball in Colorado. However, fighting, threatening or general behavior that compromises the competitive environment we aim to foster cannot be tolerated.

Furthermore, SoCo Sport Inc looks to finish out the 2015 season with the great sportsmanship we have seen throughout the majority of the year with three remaining events. Ken and Anthony hope to build on the comraderie that has developed among teams, players, families and fans throughout this successful year in 2016. Thanks to all that support the growth and development of Southern Colorado Softball in all aspects to include the top notch Colorado Springs facilities and support at Sky View, the umpires from Rocky Mountain Sports Officials, WSL and primarily the players that compete each and every week.

SoCo Sport Inc/WSL Suspension – One Night Stand on 11 July 2015

As a result of the events that took place during the One Night Stand at Sky View Sports Complex on 11 July 2015, SoCo Sport Inc and WSL are suspending Big 10/Team Wager, CTR, Raul Andino, Mike Manzanares and Jimmy Twiss for the period of 180 days (12 Jul 15 thru 7 Jan 16) from SoCo Sport Inc and WSL sanctioned events. Big 10/Team Wager and CTR as a team to include all players on the roster from the One Night Stand are affected by this suspension. Big 10/Team Wager, CTR, Raul Andino, Mike Manzanares and Jimmy Twiss will be eligible to appeal the suspension on or after 90 days (10 Oct 15). Please submit an email to appeal the suspension to admin@socosport.com. The appeal will be heard and ruled on within 24 hours. If no response is given from SoCo Sport Inc within 24 hours following the appeal the suspension is terminated for the team or individual making the appeal.

Please direct any questions or concerns regarding this suspension to anthony.shockley@socosport.com.

Furthermore, any participation in fighting at SoCo Sport Inc/WSL events will result in a 180 day suspension (1st offense), 1 year suspension (2nd offense) for the those involved whether it is a team or individual. SoCo Sport Inc along with WSL aims to foster a competitive tournament environment for slow pitch softball in Colorado. However, fighting, threatening or general behavior that compromises the competitive environment we aim to foster cannot be tolerated. Big 10/Team Wager, CTR, Raul Andino, Mike Manzanares and Jimmy Twiss are all a part of competitive softball in Colorado and we hope that after the suspension they return to compete in SoCo Sport Inc/WSL tournaments.

Ice Breaker Standings – Final – Updated 7 April

The SoCo Sport Inc’s Ice Breaker Slow Pitch Softball Series final standings are posted below and Twisters (Open) and M.O.B. (Men’s E) earned a free entry into the Night Rider on 30 May 2015. The point standings
below and will be used for initial seeding in tournaments starting in April now that the Ice Breaker Series is complete.

Men’s Open (Upper):
1. Twisters – 200
2. Peak/SoCo – 200
3. PBR/CTR – 170
4. Peterson AFB – 130
5. Vendetta/All Tourney Sports/TO – 120
6. Acme Pawn/Wingstop – 100
7. Team Wager – 80
8. Chaos/Tilted Kilt – 70
9. SoCo Softball Club – 60
10. Infamous – 50
11. Springs Elite – 30

Men’s E (Lower):
1. M.O.B. – 260
2. The Outlaws – 190
4. The Yukon – 130
4. D’s Nuts – 130
5. Swinger & Dingers – 120
6. Guzzlers – 100
7. Bumz – 90
9. Team United – 80
9. Midlife Crisis/Storage Time – 80
10. Colorado Goons – 70
10. Peligrosos – 70
11. Praxis – 60
13. HMD – 50
13. The Cow Pub & Grille – 50
14. Bo Jon’s – 40
16. Knuckle Up – 30
16. Shake N’ Bake – 30
17. SOP Buckley – 10

SoCo Polo Wearing 2nd Baseman Makes Memorable Toss of Keystone Light

“Beer me Blazer,” thundered from above the Hotel Encanto parking lot in a “God like” voice while a few members of SoCo Softball Club sat on a tailgate enjoying the taste of a few cold Keystone Light’s on a hot October Saturday in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  The bold request was a weak reference to the 2004 movie Dodge Ball  for a beer and came from a  sixth story window of the the seven story Hotel Encanto.  Quick on the trigger was the man in the SoCo Polo who played second base by the name of Nate G.  Poised after hitting for the cycle by going 4/4 with 9 RBI’s in a 25-10 win in the opening game of the world famous Whole Enchilada softball tournament, Nate G. positioned himself for the toss that would make a parched Dude Perfect crew jealous after a hard days work.  While being warned to reconsider by Cody, the skeptical SoCo shortstop, the polo wearing second baseman launched.  Seconds later the shortstop and the rest of the crowd found themselves in complete disbelief as the man with a “God like” voice reached out of the sixth story window that had a small eight inch opening and grabbed himself a cold one cracked it open and refreshed himself by way of a Keystone Light.

“Beer Me Blazer!”

SoCo Series 7 – Slow Pitch Softball Standings

SoCo Series 7 Standings – 7 September 2014

Men’s Upper/Purse Total – $579.64:

1. Robot Chickens – 710pts

2.  Acme Pawn – 430pts

3.  CTR- 320pts

4.  Peak/Twisters – 250pts

6.  Stars – 200pts

6.  Country Paintworks – 200pts

7.  Big 10 – 180pts

8.  Holy Cow – 140pts

9.  Chingo Bling – 90pts

10.  Buckley AFB – 60pts

Men’s Lower/Purse Total – $1087.80:

1.  Good Company – 720pts

2.  Guzzler’s- 620pts

3.  HMD – 350pts

4.  Rhino’s – 290pts

5. Thundersticks – 290pts

6.  Peterson AFB – 270pts

7.  Twist One – 250pts

8.  Peak Performance Chiro/Men’s – 160pts

9.  Hitmen/Dawgs – 140pts

10.  Outlaws – 110pts

11.  Dipstix – 100pts

12.  Midlife Crisis – 90pts

13. Colorado Goons – 80pts

14.  Avodah – 70pts

15.  Nightmare – 60pts

17.  Spartans – 40pts

17.  Swinging Richards – 40pts

18.  Twisters – 20pts

20.  Eddies Yukon Tavern – 10pts

20.  Ruckus Softball Team – 10pts

Women’s/Purse Total – $260.30:

1.  Fo Sho – 560pts

2.  Fort Carson – 510pts

3.  The Sandlot – 290pts

4.  Make It A Double – 220pts

5.  Ballers – 150pts

6.  No Control – 140pts

Co-Ed/Purse Total – $745.92

1.  Peak Performance Chiropractic – 560pts

2.  You’d Hit This – 460pts

3.  Carrying Clams – 290pts

4.  Famunda Cheese – 270pts

5.   DLH – 240pts

7.  Money Shots – 210pts

7.  Designated Drinkers – 210pts

8.  The Sandlot – 180pts

9.  Kids N An Old Guy – 140pts

10.  No Control – 130pts

11.  Stacy’s Crew – 100pts

12.  Springs Elite – 90pts

14.  Frogalot Plumbing – 40pts

14.  Glove My Balls – 40pts