EAS Summer Slam I Slow Pitch Softball Tournament Presented by SoCo Sport Inc – Crowns Bang Bros, Just 4 Show and Pipeline Specialties Champs!

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 – Adding Two Slow Pitch Softball Tournaments in 2013

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 Partners With Pike Peak Community Foundation on Softball Tournaments

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 Summer Slam I – Slow Pitch Softball Tournament

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.

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SoCo Sport Inc – Proud to Crown BNT-Ft Carson and SWEAT Night Rider Champs!

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.

BNT-Ft Carson - Men's Lower (D/E) Champs

BNT-Ft Carson – Men’s Lower (D/E) Champs

 

SWEAT - Co-Ed Champs

SWEAT – Co-Ed Champs

 

SoCo Sport Inc Extends Memorial Day Night Rider Registration Deadline

SoCo Sport Inc is extending the Memorial Day Night Rider slow pitch softball tournament registration deadline to Wednesday 22 May at 6pm.  Tournament will start on Sunday afternoon and extend into the night with the championship game beginning around mid-night.  The tournament will have both Men’s and Co-Ed divisions and will be help at Sky View Sports Complex in Colorado Springs, CO. Register Today!

MAYDAY I – Softball Tournament Champions – Good Company

Good Company came out as the #3 seed after three games of pool play in the inaugural SoCo Sport Inc men’s slow pitch softball tournament and snuck by SoCo Softball Club for a 14-13 win to advance to the semi-finals.  The boys in red from Good Company played a solid game against the tournaments only team from out of town, Hellman’s Aftershock (Grand Junction, CO) to notch a 13-9 win and a trip to the finals against a red hot B N T Fort Carson team that put up a decisive win against the Robot Chickens 22-15 in the other semi-final game to advance to the finals.  The championship game was close until Good Company put up six runs in the bottom of the third to take a 12-5 lead over B N T.  However, B NT kept scrapping and picked up four runs in both the bottom of the fourth and bottom of the fifth to take a 13-12 lead.  It was in the bottom of the lasting inning as time expired that Good Company put up two runs to win the game 14-13 and become the MAYDAY I Champions in SoCo Sport Inc’s inaugural slow pitch tournament.  Along with winning the championship Good Company received a paid entry into the Memorial Day Night Rider slow pitch softball tournament and a new Worth Jeff Hall 454 bat.

SoCo Sport Inc would like to thank all participants from Rover Plus Nine/TSA, SoCo Softball Club, Hellman’s Aftershock, Robot Chickens and B N T Fort Carson for making the Men’s Lower (D/E) slow pitch softball tournament a success.  SoCo Sport would like to congratulate Good Company on playing and excellent tournament and winning the championship.  Last, SoCo would is proud to award SWEAT (Co-Ed) with a paid entry into the Memorial Day Night Rider as they beat InjuryEvaluation.com 12-1 in a consolation Co-Ed game.  Thanks to both SWEAT and InjuryEvaluation.com for their participation.

Next event Memorial Day Night Rider 26 May 2013 at Sky View Sport Complex, Colorado Springs, CO.

Good Company - MAYDAY I Men's Champions

Good Company – MAYDAY I Men’s Champions

An Ode to the Professional Softball Player – Unknown

An Ode to the Professional Softball Player

-Unknown Author

Allow me to introduce myself. I’m the best fucking softball player you’ve ever met.  Just ask the opposing teams in the 4 leagues I’m in this summer. I flat out rake. You could populate a small country with all the pitchers I’ve taken deep.

I just spent three hours in the batting cage and hit the shit out of the ball. Line drives, big flies, opposite field shots. I can do it all. Some kids next to me in the cages were staring and pointing at me. I can’t blame them. They’ve probably never seen a 40 year-old man wearing Oakley Blades and batting gloves who can hit bombs like me (especially not with shorts this tight).

This season, I’m making sure we sweep all 4 leagues, especially the Men’s League in Albertville. We were two outs away from winning that baby last year and now I can taste it. I’ve gotta get my hands on that 10-foot plastic trophy. It’s all I think about. Rumor has it the league winners get 2 free buckets at Geez after the season. No way we lose with the trophy and 10 bottles of Coors on the line.

I just bought all new equipment for this season. You should see the acrylic baseball pants I got (super bright & super tight). I picked up a new set of wristbands, a tube of eye black, a few new gold chains, and a pair of 3-inch mud cleats, you know, just in case I need to break up a double play. I also got my hands on a $350 titanium bat for a little extra power. It cost me a week’s pay, but screw it, when I start cranking 400-foot shots it will be worth it. Plus I might need it to beat off all the trim that will be chasing me after the games.  Softball groupies love guys who can go deep.

I can’t wait for that first at bat. I’m bringing a tape deck to the game, so that I can blast The Scorpions when I walk to the plate. Nothing gets me fired up to play ball more than The Scorpions. Except maybe AC/DC, but I save that for the playoffs.

I feel sorry for the other teams. They have no idea what I’m about to unleash on them. Actually, I don’t feel sorry for them. You think that anyone felt sorry for me when that bastard coach cut me from the 8th grade baseball team? You think Babe Ruth or Dave Kingman felt sorry for the other team when they took them deep?  They should have known better than to get into a league with me.

This year I’m focused. I practiced like a son of a bitch in the winter and got the call to play third. That’s right, the hot corner. Only the best play the hot corner. I have to be sharp, so no more beer during the games. I’m going to wait until after the game to starting pounding cold ones and I’m still going to drink your ass under the table.

My initials might as well be M-V-P. That stands for Most Valuable Player for all you non-softball players.

The League starts Thursday night. I took the day off of work.

Why do I take softball so seriously?

Fuck you. You’re just jealous

 

MAYDAY I – Softball Tournament

One week left to register for SoCo Sport Inc’s MAYDAY I softball tournament.  The tournament is scheduled for three divisions, Men’s D and E along with a Co-Ed division.  There are 16 slots available for each division and still plenty of room for teams to sign up.  It’s going to be a double elimination tournament and be an exciting event for all as SoCo brings the World Softball League to Colorado.  The winner of each division will get a paid entry to SoCo Sport Inc’s Memorial Day Night Rider softball tournament on May 26-27 along with a prize package from Worth.  If you need more information about the tournament visit SoCo Sport Inc online at www.socosport.com.