PWCB and Maples slug it out

Tonight sees the start of the 2009 Fall Adult Co-ed Softball League playoffs.

Action gets under way tonight at 6:30pm with four thrilling games at the Field of Dreams in George Town.

The B league sees three matches. Fourth-seeded Maples Sluggers look to continue their season against bottom-ranked PWC B of the Silver Thatch division.

From there rookie club Dolphin Cove look to pull off an epic upset against Banana Orchid division rival Senor Frogs.

Lastly the Hellcats play their biggest game as the club battles the KPMG Bounty Hunters.

Caught up in all the B league drama is the opening playoff match for the A league as 9-3 Cassava division winner Caybrew hope to drown the mediocre 3-8 Master Batters.

Tonight’s games bring together teams with varying storylines.

For Maples and PWC their opening round encounter is a shock as neither club were expected to finish behind Ritz Carlton.

The 5-5-1 Sluggers, behind the pitching of Jonathan Bain, were actually a stingy team that allowed few runs early on.

However the last few games saw them end up in the middle of the pack in runs allowed (122).

For 5-6-1 PWC tonight’s fixture is stunning considering that just a few weeks ago the side was in third place and within shouting distance of the top seed.

In spite of having local flag football stars like Justin Miller the team gave up the most runs in the B division (169).

In the other game there have not been a lot of positives for Dolphin Cove this season. Their 2-9 record goes hand-hand with their 159 runs allowed (second-most in the division).

Meanwhile for 4-6-1 Senor Frogs tonight offers a chance for redemption after they missed a golden chance to finish third.

The other B division game pits a struggling Hellcats side against a potent KPMG team. Hellcats have looked liked one of the best all season (allowing the second-fewest runs in the B division with 101).

However the side faltered late and limped into third place at 4-6-1. KPMG meanwhile have only gotten stronger with each game and look like a dangerous number two seed.

Their 140 runs scored (third most in the division) show replicating last season’s playoff success is only a few hits away.