The Houston Astros of the Underdog Portland softball circuit - AKA the Portland Cucumbers - are a resilient bunch. Two nights after rallying from a 12-1 deficit against upstart Casserole Crew, they faced off against top challenger Ruth's Babes. The two teams tangled in a tightly contested affair, mixing precision pitching with sure-handed defense, and the occasional homerun landing in the short leftfield porch.

Trailing 5-3 heading into the bottom of the 7th, the Cukes showed their composure, rallying to win on a walkoff single up the middle. A few teams have come close to knocking the Cukes off their pedestal, but for the second straight season, they retain their status as Underdog softball champs.