Tessyier No-Hits Knights, Ducks Win 14-0

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James Tessyier allowed two base runners on walks, South Oakland hit three inside the park home runs (Casale, Gwin, Cinefra) in the span of four batters in the bottom of the third inning to put the game out of reach.

Nick Berdine’s diving catch in the top of the first saved Tessyier’s no-hit bid.

Anthony Defilippo went 4 for 4 with a double.

I don’t have the book in front of me everyone hit well.

Fago hit a double, Berdine hit a single to the wall in left and Ken Cool’s knowledge of the LaRoche College field gave South Oakland the edge they needed to advance to the second round of the playoffs.

Full recap to follow.

South Oakland plays the Maulers at 3pm tomorrow at LaRoche College Field



Kenny Powers is a Champion…

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An AA division regular season champion anyway, the Sox earned the one seed sweeping the HURRICANES! 2 games to 0, at Spring View.

Sox won game 1, 3-2 and game 2, 6-3.

Kenny Powers hit a game winning home run of Rafalski  in the 8th inning of game 1.

The Hurricanes are in the Ducks bracket. They will play the Militia in the quarterfinals unless something goes terribly wrong and the Titans upset Michigan.

The Ducks could play the Hurricanes in the semi finals if South Oakland beats the Knights and the Maulers over the weekend.


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South Oakland opens the playoffs against the Knights Saturday, 9am at Laroche College.

The winner of that game will play the Maulers Sunday August 1st at 3pm.

The winner of the Maulers game plays in the semifinals at the Duck Pond, Monday night at 9pm.

There’s a big opportunity to play on our home field with a shot at the title on the line.

We will not take the Knights lightly.

The Maulers are solid as well, and have played us close in two games this season and beat us in April.

Our team was built for playoff success, but anything can happen in the single elimination rounds.


Ducks Sweep Militia

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South Oakland (18-6) defeats division rival Michigan Militia(13-9), 5-3, and 11-2.

South Oakland sets a record for wins in a season with the sweep.

probably not recapping this.

Ducks pitching was fantastic – Baconator, Mike Cinefra, James Tessyier, and Mark Guthrie combined to allow very few runs on the day.

Stats will be updated soon.

former Duck, Jeremy Barchie played a phenomenal center field for Michigan.

playoff schedule to be released shortly.

Be ready to play Saturday morning.

The Ducks will scrimmage Elliot of the Fed League Wednesday, 7pm at Herschel Field in Greentree.

Congrats to the Maulers on winning the A division regular season title.


Gameday 23/24: Ducks at Militia

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South Oakland Ducks at Michigan Militia

The 5-12 seeds are set for the playoffs.

The Hurricanes won their division, and the Bulldogs clinched the five seed with a win over the Warriors Thursday.

The Ducks are the sixth seed, and the Militia are the seventh seed.

This could be a semi-final preview today.

The Ducks won’t face an AA opponent till the semis should we get past the Titans in round 1 and the Maulers/Oilers in round 2.

A win today will set a new Ducks record for regular season victories, eclipsing last year’s total of 16.

The Bulldogs are ranked fifth and will potentially play the Hurricanes again should the Canes beat the Black Sox two of three, which, given Alex Warren’s injury, i may happen.

Kenny Powers deserves MVP consideration.

For South Oakland Rob Cool has put up unreal offensive numbers after a slow start and has solidified the outfield.

Good coaching is responsible, clearly.

Rob Cool and Jimmy Fago, just chillin'

Tessyier is my pick for pitcher of the year, he only pitched against our toughest opponents down the stretch and shut down everyone.

He allowed one earned run in eleven innings vs. the Black Sox this season.

Obviously, Ken Cool for coach of the year.

Bad News for the Militia.


Fightin’ Guest Post from Nate of the HURRICANES!!!


From the comments of the last post on the playoff tournament, also Kenny Powers thinks it’s retarded. I’d rather  have a traditional playoffs, with or without everyone making the post-season, but this will do.  I don’t think this format will prevent the best team from winning the title, it just appears to be very roundabout.

The goal is to have an A playoffs and an AA playoffs in the future which will make things easier.

The AA is wide open in the seeding

The Hurricanes play the Matadors, and the Bulldogs play the Warriors tonight, that sets up either the Hurricanes as Allegheny champs (win or bulldogs loss) or the Bulldogs as Allegheny champs (hurricanes loss and win).

Lets assume two things scenario A) Hurricanes as champs and scenario B) Bulldogs as champs.

Scenario B is a lot less messy so I will start with that. Bulldogs beat Warriors, and Matadors beat Hurricanes. Bulldogs Allegheny champion, 5 seed is Hurricanes (AA: 12-4 = 0.750), 6 seed is Ducks (AA: 10-7 = 0.588, 11-6 = 0.647, or 12-5 = 0.706), 7 seed is Militia (AA: 8-6 = 0.571, 7-7 = 0.500, 6-8 = 0.429), 8 seed is Matadors (AA: 5-10 = 0.333), 9 seed is Warriors (AA: 3-11 0.214)

Scenario A: Hurricanes beat Matadors and are Allegheny champion. Here is where it is really messy.

Bulldogs beat Warriors: seed 5 is Bulldogs (11-4 = .733), 6 seed is Ducks (AA: 10-7 = 0.588, 11-6 = 0.647, or 12-5 = 0.706), 7 seed is Militia (AA: 8-6 = 0.571, 7-7 = 0.500, 6-8 = 0.429), 8 seed is Matadors (AA: 4-11 = 0.267), 9 seed is Warriors (AA: 3-11 0.214)

Bulldogs lose to Warriors: seed 5 is either the Bulldogs (10-5 = .667) or Ducks (12-5 = 0.706), 6 seed is Ducks (AA: 10-7 = 0.588, 11-6 = 0.647) or Bulldogs (10-5 = 0.667), 7 seed is Militia (AA: 8-6 = 0.571, 7-7 = 0.500, 6-8 = 0.428), 8 seed is Warriors (AA: 4-11 = 0.267 tiebreaker over Matadors), 9 seed is Matadors (AA: 4-11 0.267)

In Scenario A where the Hurricanes win Allegheny the Ducks must sweep the Militia and have the Bulldogs lose to the Warriors to be 5 seed, otherwise the Ducks are the 6.

So in conclusion: Militia are 7 seed, Titians are 10 seed, Knights are 11 seed, and Eagles are not in playoffs.

Thanks, nate for taking the time to do all the math, i wasn’t up to such an endeavor.

More Gang Starr for Mike Martin.

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link to playoff bracket

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the above link is also in the handouts section on the main site.

Seeds 5-10 determined by overall record among “AA” teams. Seeds 11&12 determined by overall record among “A” teams. -except the Eagles are now ranked 12 and are eliminated from playoff contention.

Something tells me the Warriors may have forfeitted too many games also, so who knows with that.

Seeds 1-4 are the AA champ and runner up, then the A champ and runner up.

the Ducks are 10-5 vs. AA teams, losses to the Sox, Canes (2) and Bulldogs the Bulldogs (10-3) lost to the Canes today.  the bulldogs play one more game against the maulers so they are done as far as AA games go i think.  We have them 20-11 in the net.

would you rather play the A champ in round 2 and the AA runner-up as the six seed, or the A runner up in rd. 2 and then the AA champ in the semis as the five seed?

the Militia are 6-6 in AA play, over half their wins are against A teams. They are set in the seven spot according to the disclaimer at the bottom of the bracket i copied above.

8-11: Warriors, Matadors, Titans, Knights, and the Eagles are still ineligible.

The Eagles franchise is a disgrace to baseball at any level. They are compromising the whole playoff format and i feel bad for the few guys on that team who give a shit about baseball.

there could be an interesting match  up in the 7-10 seed game if its Militia vs. Matadors, but then that might be militia vs. Titans since the eagles folded.

there could also be a Bulldogs Oilers matchup in the 6-4 second round game.

The Maulers overtook Big Oil for the AA regular season title.

fucking cheaters.

what a mess.

anyway, it’d be great to beat the Hurricanes and the Sox on the way to the championship, which is what we will probably have to do.

The road to the semis is wide open and I like our pitching depth against anyone’s.

we can’t finish worse than the six seed.

The eagles are ineligible. Adam Smith appeared in 15 games for the Ducks last season pitching 47 innings (team high for innings pitched). for a team that went 16-8. this season the Eagles only played 15 games total thanks to forfeits and Smith missed at least four games, so that leaves 11 games or 77 innings (not counting ten-run rule games) which is 12 more than Adam played last season.

So, Adam left a top-three team to play approximately half an inning more per game over a stupid resentment against one of the most likable guys in the league, TC Jones. Great decision, enjoy not having to be embarrassed in the playoffs.

Really only five teams have a shot at it, so it’s kind of like the majors in that respect. It’s nice to be one of those five teams.