Mariners win Tier 1 playoffs

The Comox Valley Mixed Slopitch season ended on the weekend with playoffs in a double knockout format.

The Mixed Slopitch season ended on the weekend with playoffs in a double knockout format.  Tier 1 had the two top-seeded teams knocked to the losers bracket as the Mariners took down the Sunlife Slammers and Balls Deep upset Courtenay Kia. The Mariners handed Balls Deep their first loss scoring five runs in the bottom of the seventh for a come-from-behind victory. The Slammers sent Courtenay Kia home with a win and then beat Balls Deep, sending them to the finals against the Mariners. The Mariners scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 10-3 lead and held on to win Tier 1 playoffs.

Tier 2 saw Mission Possible Shockers defeat Berard’s Plumbing then Applebee’s Average Joes before knocking off league winners the Wild to reach the finals. The Angels won against Peanut Gallery before losing to the Wild, sending them to the loser’s bracket. The Angels then won three straight games over Average Joes Berard’s and the Wild to reach the Tier 2 finals to face the Shockers. The Angels were up 15-9 but the Shockers came back to tie the game and then finally won after two extra innings to win Tier 2 playoffs.

Tier 3 had the number one seed Steamers fold so after defeating the Brew Jays, Applesauced got a bye to the semi-finals. The Dirty Birds beat the VIIC Vikings to reach the semis against Applesauced. The Dirty Birds sent Sauced down to the losers bracket to make it to the finals. Sauced then beat the Vikings sending them into a rematch with the Birds. Things didn’t go any different the second time as the Dirty Birds defeated Applesauced to capture the Tier 3 playoff trophy.

Tier 4 had league winner Billy D’s Dodgers make it to the semi-finals by knocking off Merit Home Furniture Cruisers and Komox Grind. Second seeded RPM Electric Blue Thunder were sent down to the losers bracket in the first game as they were beaten by Komox Grind. Blue Thunder reeled off three straight wins over Cruisers G & G Instigators and Komox Grind to make the finals. Thunder then proceeded to knock off the Dodgers twice to take the Tier 4 playoff title.

Tier 5 saw the Tuls beat the Contenders and then the Malfunctions to reach the semis. Meanwhile EZ Ryders topped the Ballers but dropped their semi-final game to the Tuls. Malfunctions won three straight games over the Ballers, Slippery Kittens and EZ Ryders setting up a rematch with the Tuls. The Malfunctions beat the Tuls to set up an if-necessary game but fell one run short as the Tuls won 10-9 to capture the Tier 5 playoffs.


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