SoCo Sport Inc and WSL will be hosting nine slow pitch softball tournaments in Colorado Springs in 2014. The first tournament will be the Spring Swing on 19-20 April and will kick off the SoCo Series 7 softball tournaments and will finish up with the SoCo Classic – NIT on 30-31 August. The SoCo Series 7 will include seven tournaments and teams will earn points throughout the series based on how high they finish and compete for the their share of the SoCo Series 7 cash purse. The cash purse will take 7.77% of each entry fee and accumulate throughout the series. For example a 10 team tournament would add $233.10 to the purse ($300 x 7.77% x 10 teams = $233.10). There will be Men’s Upper, Men’s Lower, Women’s and Co-Ed divisions of play throughout the SoCo Series 7 tournaments and each division will have a separate purse. All teams competing in the SoCo Series 7 must register and sanction with WSL and enter their rosters online, rosters can be updated prior to the start of the tournament on location in accordance with the WSL rule book and director approval. SoCo Series 7 points will be based on tournament finish and the Night Rider and SoCo Classic – NIT will be double point tournaments. The 1st place team in each division will receive 77.7% of the divisions purse, 2nd place will take the remainder of the purse. The points system for the SoCo Series 7 is listed below.
1st – 100 pts
2nd – 90 pts
3rd – 80 pts
4th – 70 pts
5th – 60 pts
6th – 50 pts
7th – 40 pts
8th – 30 pts
9th+ – 20 pts
Additionally, SoCo Sport Inc will bring two cash tournaments to Colorado Springs late in the season, the One Pitch and the 11 Inch – 11 Man, to enjoy the late season weather and have a good time playing slow pitch softball. Information will be posted on each tournament as the tournament dates approach at www.socosport.com . Email questions to email@example.com.
*(prizes, dates, locations and formats subject to change and updated on www.socosport.com)
Big Daddy D’s named the champions at the Colorado Crush slow pitch softball tournament in Castle Rock, CO on 28 September 2013. The team went undefeated and out dueled 10 Jerks and a Squirt in the championship to take the title. The tournament had a good turn out on the late fall day that turned out to be a gorgeous for softball with nothing but sunshine and temperatures reaching the upper 60’s. With 10 Jerks and a Squirt finishing second, they earned a trip to the championship by beating SoCo Softball Club by one run who finished third and SoCo had knocked out Fort Carson who finished in the fourth spot.
This was the last tournament of the year for SoCo Sport Inc’s inaugural 2013 slow pitch softball season. We would like to thank all the teams that competed this year and hope to see everyone out next year in 2014. The schedule for 2014 will be out in mid December and we hope to see a good group of teams compete in the SoCo Sport Series Seven in 2014.
The EAS Summer Slam I slow pitch softball tournament presented by SoCo Sport Inc is proud to crown the Bang Bros, Men’s Open Champions, Just 4 Show, Women’s Open Champions and Pipeline Specialties Co-Ed Champions. The Bang Bros marched through the Men’s Open bracket on Saturday with five straight victories to include a close 15-14 win over Colorado Springs Chaos to claim the EAS Summer Slam I Championship title. The Bang Bros earned a paid birth to the WSL/Worth West Coast Championships at Big League Dreams in Henderson, Nevada on the weekend of November 16-17. EAS and SoCo Sport Inc wish the Bang Bros good luck as they represent Colorado in the WSL/Worth West Coast Championships.
On Saturday the women also battled it out in the EAS Summer Slam I for the first time ever in SoCo Sport history. Just 4 Show made the trip down to Colorado Springs from Denver to get some competition in before they head to state and worlds next month. The trip treated them well as they won three straight games and knocked off Ballers 12-5 in the championship. SoCo Sport Inc has given Just 4 Show a paid entry in to the EAS Softball Classic at the end of the month and hope to see them back down as they continue to grow the women’s division throughout Colorado.
Sunday proved to be great competition for Co-Ed as all teams came out ready to compete to include Mixed Up, Ballers, No Control and Frogalot just to name a few. In the end it was Boats N’ Hoes and Pipeline Specialties in the championship game. Pipeline maintained the top half of the bracket as they knocked off Boats N’ Hoes early on 19-12, but Boats got their revenge when they won 14-11 in the championship game and forced the “if” game. However, Pipeline came out strong in the “if” game and took it too Boats N’ Hoes as they strolled to a 24-9 win to claim EAS Summer Slam I Co-Ed champions and earn a paid entry into the EAS Softball Classic on 1 September.
SoCo Sport Inc along with EAS would like to thank all teams and players for participating in the first annual EAS Summer Slam. Teams include: Men’s: Boys of Summer, SoCo Softball Club, USAG, Parker Enterprises, Midlife Crisis, Bang Bros, Big Daddy D’s, Miken/Dream Crushers, War Elephants, Pitch Slap, Cutlass and Colorado Springs Chaos. Women’s: The Sandlot, Killer Bees, Make it a Double, Ballers and Just 4 Show. Co-Ed: Pipeline Specialties, Frogalot Plumbing, Mixed Up, Killer Kleats, Ballers, Pitches and Sticks, No Control, Boat N’ Hoes and SoCo/TSA.
Next slow pitch softball tournament is the EAS Softball Classic August 31 – September 1 at Sky View Sports Complex. Men and Women will play on Saturday 31 August and Co-Ed on Sunday 1 September.
SoCo Sport Inc is excited to announce two more dates for slow pitch softball tournaments in 2013. SoCo has added the Two Rivers Winery Fall Classic on September 14-15 in Grand Junction, Colorado and Colorado Crush on September 28-29 in Castle Rock, Colorado.
The Two Rivers Winery Classic will be SoCo’s first time on the Western Slope and will bring an exciting tournament environment to Grand Junction as Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) event. SoCo has partnered with Two Rivers Winery in Grand Junction and looks to make this tournament a great event for all involved and raise money for the WWP. Two Rivers Winery is known as the best winery in Colorado and not only has award winning wines, but its majestic setting up against the Colorado National Monument makes it a local attraction for tourist throughout the year. All through the tournament Two Rivers Winery will be donating a percent of their sales to the WWP and their tasting room will be open all weekend it is located just down the road from the tournament location at Canyon View Park.
Like BBQ? Grand Junction will be hosting their annual Pork and Hops Challenge that weekend as well. The event will feature a world class BBQ competition, live music and much more. Fun, competitive softball, BBQ and wine sound like a great combination for a excellent weekend.
The last weekend in September will be Colorado Crush in Castle Rock, Colorado and it will be SoCo Sport Inc’s final slow pitch softball tournament of the season. This will be a great event as well as SoCo will be in the middle of coordinating all the details in the next couple of weeks to bring you a great final tournament of the year. Stay tuned for details.
SoCo Sport Inc is proud to partner with Pikes Peak Community Foundation (PPCF) in order to support victims of the Black Forest Fire on their next two softball tournaments. A portion of both the SoCo Summer Slam and the SoCo Classic – NIT slow pitch softball tournaments proceeds will be donated to the PPCF’s Emergency Relief Fund: Black Forest. The SoCo Summer Slam will feature a Men’s Open division and a Women’s division on Saturday 17 August and a Co-Ed division on Sunday 18 August. The SoCo Classic will also feature Men’s, Women’s and Co-Ed divisions over the Labor Day weekend with more details to come soon. SoCo Sport Inc was proud to support the Wounded Warrior Project on their Memorial Day Night Rider tournament in May and was able to donate just over $1,000 to benefit our nation’s wounded service members. Please help spread the word on these two events and sign up to compete and help raise money for the victims in our local community that suffered in the Black Forest Fire.
SoCo Sport Inc is proud to announce SoCo Summer Slam I slow pitch softball tournament at Sky View Sports Complex in Colorado Springs, CO. This tournament will feature Men’s D and E, Co-Ed and for the first time in SoCo Sport Inc history a Women’s division. Men and Women will be play on Saturday 17 August and Co-Ed will play on Sunday 18 August. Sign up online: http://socosport.com/summer-slam/ or call 719-310-1003.
SoCo Sport Inc hosted 8 Men’s teams and 7 Co-Ed teams in the Memorial Day Night Rider slow pitch softball tournament on Sunday 26 May 2013 at Sky View Sports Complex. The tournament kicked off with mens pool play at 12-Noon and both teams from the Fort Carson, USAG and BNT, wrapped up the #1 seeds for both the North and South Divisions respectively. USAG was out quick in elimination play as they lost the quarter finals game to the Outlaws 15-14. On the other side of the bracket BNT breezed through the Thundersticks in the quarter finals and faced off with the super hot bats of Good Company, the MAYDAY I tournament champions. In the semi-final against Good Company, BNT won a close two run ball game 19-17 to advance to the Men’s Night Rider Championship. BNT was matched up against SOP who advanced passed 5280 in the quarters and the Outlaws in the semi’s. However, in the championship game the boys from BNT came out swinging in the top of the first against an up and down SOP team and put on an impressive 22 run hit parade. In the next two innings BNT put up a combined 20 runs to post 42 runs in the first three innings and close out the bottom of the third to complete a 42-6 win in the Memorial Day – Night Rider Men’s Lower (D/E) Championship. BNT earned a paid birth to represent Colorado and SoCo Sport Inc in the WSL/Worth West Coast Championship in Henderson, Nevada the weekend of November 9.
The Night Rider Co-Ed teams kicked off pool play at 3:15 on Sunday afternoon and wrapped up around 2am as Pipeline Specialties put the pressure on SWEAT when they tried to double dip the championship. SWEAT came out of pool play as the overall #1 seed and received a first round bye, while Pipeline lost the first round of double elimination to Studs & Muffins 7-5 to take a quick trip to the losers bracket. In the losers bracket Pipeline knocked out the overall #2 seed T.H.E.M. and scrapped there way through the losers bracket getting revenge on Studs & Muffins to knock them out with a sweet 10-9 win. Next they played the hard hitting ballers and put up a decisive 22-10 win to face off with the undefeated SWEAT team in the Co-Ed championship. SWEAT came out a little cold in the championship game and gave up a quick 9 runs in the first inning to Pipeline Specialties and couldn’t quite getting anything going late and fell 10-7 to suffer their lost of the tournament. With only one loss each in the double elimination bracket both SWEAT and Pipeline specialties faced off again at Sky View Sports Complex in the early morning hours of Memorial Day. The game was notched at 2-2 after the first inning until SWEAT broke it open with a 9 run third to close out the championship game 13-9 and earn a trip to the SoCo Classic – NIT on the weekend of 31 August.
SoCo Sport would like to congratulate both Night Rider Champions – BNT-Ft Carson and SWEAT, and thank 5280, Good Company, USAG, Thundersticks, Outlaws, Money Shots, SOP, InjuryEvaluation.com, The Sandlot, T.H.E.M., Pipeline Specialties, Studs & Muffins and Ballers for competing in the Memorial Day NIght Rider a Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) event. SoCo Sport would also like to thank World Softball League for the sanction and support to make softball tournaments and events like the Night Rider a success along with the umpires of Rocky Mountain Sports Officials and their support throughout the tournament.
There were 41 Home Runs hit throughout the softball tournament. SoCo Sport is donating $20 per Home Run and Half the proceeds from the Home Run Derby. Along with donations SoCo Sport Inc was able to raise $1016 for the Wounded Warrior Project. SoCo Sport Inc would like to thank all the men and women who serve, have served and are going to serve the United States of America and is proud to support the WWP and will continue this Memorial Day WWP event in year to come.
SoCo Sport Inc – Next event SUMMER SLAM I on 17-18 August 2013.