The 2015 Comox Valley Mixed Slopitch season got underway Monday with 34 teams in four divisions.
Tier 1: Sunlife Slammers nipped Kings Royals 14-13 while the Banner Landscaping Brewers won handily 13-4 over the Elks Speedy Devils. VIC Vikings doubled the Renegades 6-3 in a good defensive game.
Tier 2: Sauced doubled the Malfunctions 12-6 and outlasted the Wrecks 14-9. Calm Batters also beat the Wrecks 16-9. Randomz, a new team, fell twice: 18-2 to Average Joes and 18-12 to the Banditz.
Tier 3: Weavers Leather Ball Busters started off the season strong as they rolled over C.V. Marine Misfits 19-6 and crushed Elks Zombies 26-6. The Benchwarmers also started 2-0 as they were 12-3 winners over the Rats and beat up on the Tuls 20-3.
Komox Grind split a pair with a 22-1 trouncing over One Thirty Three but a 14-12 loss to the Peanut Gallery. The Peanuts played to a 14-14 draw with the Tuls. The Misfits were 13-6 victors over One Thirty Three. The Contenders also split their games, winning 16-6 over the Zombies but falling 19-7 to the Rats.
Tier 4: The Avengers started strongly as they blew away Graham Slams 20-4 and followed up with a 27-7 trouncing of the Legends. EZ Riders easily won their games 20-9 over Michael’s on Main Mavericks and 20-6 against Scared Hitless.
The Ballers edged the Brew Crew 19-18 and the Brew Crew outscored the Coco Loco’s 24-17. The Loco’s nipped Scared Hitless 15-13. Slippery Kittens were 15-8 winners over Legends while Michael’s Mavericks defeated Graham Slams 16-11.
– Comox Valley Mixed Slopitch