We have come to the end of another kickball season and what a season it has been! 14 teams started out with the same common goal of taking home the coveted “Sealed Envelope” for the 1st place team. Teams battled through a rainout week and Easter, Mother’s Day festivities, and some of the nicest weather Oregonians have ever experienced in the month of May. Could you ask for anything more?
In this final week of the playoffs it was obvious that the cream of the crop had shown up to play some real kickball. The first semi-final match took place at Colonel Summers Park between the Indy Team TERRORdactyl Feeding Frenzy and Team Fancy Sauce. The TERRORdactyls jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and looked as though they may shut out the favored Team Fancy Sauce but “The Sauce” came roaring back and won 6-2. This assured them a much anticipated spot in the Finals.
The other semi-final match took place at Seawallcrest Park between the Kickn’ Kids and I am Kenny Powers. Kenny Powers had an awesome season but players failed to show up to the game when it counted most (playing one person down in the semis hurts). As a result, the Kickn’ Kids played their way into the Finals with an 8-1 victory. AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
The Finals had team Fancy Sauce versus the Kickn’ Kids. What a defensive battle!! At the end of the 3rd inning the score was tied 2-2. At the end of the 6th inning the score was tied 3-3. It all came down to the final at-bats. Team Fancy Sauce was held to no runs in the top of the 7th. In the bottom of the inning the Kickn’ Kids loaded the bases with one out. The next kicker drove the ball into the outfield on a sacrifice fly and Christie Nelson strolled home to win the game 4-3.
Congratulations to the Kickn’ Kids who won three straight games to take home the Championship Title. Their treasure map to the championship can once again be hidden until next season.