With the playing of last Monday night's Competitive and Recreational Coed league tournaments, the 2019 Adult Summer Softball programs officially came to a close.
The coed men's and women's slow pitch leagues stretched their tournament over three weeks with intense late- innings play marking the end to an exciting summer of softball.
There were five games played on a still Monday night at Mountain View Park under clear skies earlier this week, July 29.
In competitive coed action, Delta Family Fun Park and Bad News Beers played a 6:30 p.m. semifinal game to determine the final championship game berth against top seed Cornerstone Home Lending. Bad News simply had too much firepower for Delta Family in the game and cruised to a 21-5 decision.
The title game was played at 7:30 p.m. and went the distance with Cornerstone playing a steady game to sneak back from an early 5-3 deficit in the fourth inning to win the title, 19-13, over Bad News Beers. Cornerstone came into tournament play with the top seed and Bad News Beers was the league's number four team.
Top seed Calhoun's Outfitters had some close games in tournament play and used late-innings heroics in three of the five games played to earn the 2019 tournament title in leisure league play.
Calhoun's eeked out a 19-18 win over No. 4 T.S.C. Warriors and scored a 19-14 win against No. 2 Tim's Custom Countertops last week (July 22) to reach the finals July 29.
Tim's Custom Countertops, after dropping into the losers' bracket last week, played the third seed Mobile Homeez in semifinal round action and was eliminated after losing 19-13.
The title game was close the entire way with each team taking turns holding small leads. Homeez eventually fought off Calhoun's attempts to regain control in the late stages of the game to win 9-8, forcing a second championship game with Calhoun's loss. Its first in tournament play.
Both team's defenses played well in game two with the final score, reflecting as much. Calhoun's trailed coming into its final at bat, and, as in the one-run win on July 22 against T.S.C. Warriors, Shauna Hamblin's single provided the important run-scoring hit, and an 8-7 victory for Calhoun's, and the 2019 Recreational Coed tournament title.