Teams in NPSA making a push towards playoffs
Guardian Sports Reporter
Published: Aug 24, 2013
With only 14 games left on the regular schedule, teams in the New Providence Softball Association (NPSA) will look to swing their way up the standings, making a last minute push towards play-offs.
The divisional leader on the women’s side is Proper Care Pool Sharks with a 14-3 win/loss record. The Sigma Brackettes sits in second and the Sigma Wildcats are second and third respectively. The Brackettes have a 12-4 record and the Wildcats are 10-6. The win/loss record of 11-7 places the Electro Telecom Hitters in the fourth spot with the Black Scorpions and Boomer G Operators bringing up the rear. Some 20 games will be played in the women’s division this season, with each female team meeting up four times. The men have an 18-game season with each of the four teams facing off six times.
The Arnette’s Sporting Lounge Hitmen have a 12-3 win/loss record. They are followed by the Andrea Gardiner Construction Buccaneers who have a 10-4 record. The Mighty Mitts are 7-10 on the season, and the Miller Rams are 1-13.
The Brackettes and the Scorpions will hit the diamond today at 7 p.m. Immediately following that game will be the Buccaneers and the Rams. The rematch with the Buccaneers and the Rams will take place on Tuesday. The two teams will play in the early game, this time around with the Brackettes and Sharks playing the feature match.
Make-up games will be played on Wednesday, August 28 with the Scorpions and Wildcats in the women’s match and the Rams and the Hitmen in the men’s play. The final two regular season games will be played on Thursday, September 5 between the Operators and the Sharks, on the female’s side; and the Buccaneers will take on the Hitmen.
The playoffs are expected to start on September 7. The first round will be the best three-out-of-five games, with the championships going up to seven games.
All games in the NPSA are played at the Banker’s Field, located in the Balliou Hill Sporting Complex.