PWC tops

Upsets are common in the sports universe.

A win is far from guaranteed at any time, especially in the playoffs.

Last Thursday PWC Experience pulled off a big upset in the world of Winter Adult Co-Ed Softball.

The side beat favourites CML Hammerheads 9-6 to advance to the B league final against Vivendi Cabaret next Monday.

The game was essentially a tale of two halves. Both clubs brought their hitting shoes as hits came in bunches through the first four innings.

PWC were lead by flag football duo Justin Miller and Chris Moser while CML countered with sportsman Albert Whittaker and unsung hitting talent Eric Stachelski.

By the top of the fifth the clubs were tied at four all. The momentum seemed to shift to CML when Stachelski, as he had done all year, made great reflex catches to take away possible extra-base hits.

However the PWC offense was not phased and continued to roll in the sixth inning putting a pair of runs across the board.

The CML offense could not answer in the bottom of the inning and walked off the field in frustration.

From there PWC would give the CML defense an experience pushing home three runs. The proverbial nail in the coffin came via a massive solo shot to left field by unheralded PWC accountant/flag football player Craig Smith.

However to their credit CML never gave up. In traditional form, the side made a fervent rally in the bottom of the seventh. The side scored two runs but ultimately came up short.

For PWC the upset was one of many surprises the team has produced.

During the regular season the side was fourth in the six team Banana Orchid division at 6-6. In spite of having the top-rated offense in the division (scoring 186 runs) the side also had the third worst defense (allowing 172 runs).

In the playoffs their bats came alive in a big way and they took down their opponents in impressive fashion. They got by fifth seed Fluor Sweepers 9-8 in the first game before pulling off a monumental upset.

The side crushed division champion Maples Sluggers 25-11 to get to the semi-finals.