2014 Suburbs Men’s Adult – Week 5 16″ Softball (July 23)

Updated: July 25, 2014

Believe it or not there are only 2 Weeks of the Regular Season left!  After completing Week 5 Softball all that stands in the way of the Playoffs are Week 6 Flag Football and Week 7 Hoops. Get Ready!  Things are about to heat up.  Before we get to the Power Rankings, here’s a Link to the Weekly Video Highlights!  OK Let’s Rank ’em!

Power Rankings

1. Team The Alley in Highwood – Currently in 1st with 112 points. 

Had to do some true research once Team The Alley got another big W this Wednesday.. I knew it was coming up on a YEAR for their Consecutive Points streak (counting Playoff Ws in here of course).. This Power Rankings article will be published on Friday, July 25 and I can officially announce that as of yesterday July 24 — Team The Alley has gone a FULL YEAR of getting points/Ws every week they’ve competed in All Sports Series.  Their last L came in Hoops in Week 5 of the 2013 Season – Wednesday July 24.  Simply incredible.. One of the most impressive runs in the 5 year history of All Sports Series.  Congrats guys!

2. Team BBQ Pit – Currently in 2nd with 90 points.

Team BBQ Pit isn’t going away though!  They are doing their best to keep pace with the Defending Champs. This week they notched another impressive Softball W.  Now remember, this is no Cinderella story.. These Guys won the very first Men’s Adult All Sports Series back in 2012.  They know how to navigate these waters and they are showing that experience certainly counts for something.  They need to stay hot and claim a high seed.. If they can get through the Elite8 Hoops round they will be tough to beat on the Diamond in the Playoffs.

3. Team Dr. Jacob D.D.S. – Currently in 3rd with 45 points.

These guys got a big, big, big Softball W on Wednesday Night.  It was the first in this franchise’s history.. Even though the roster has been overhauled quite a bit — these guys are historically a fantastic Hoops squad who struggles on the softball diamond.. On Wednesday Night they exercised those demons however as their bats came alive!  They took it to the Moccio’s crew early and often.. More than any other Game on Wednesday Night this one should prove to be a real wake-up call for everyone.. If these guys can play like they did on Wednesday Night they really could wear the crown at the end of August.

4. Team Cy Fredrics – Currently in 4th with 38 points.

Ended up having to play the Defending Champs in their best sport.. Never an easy task, not to mention they were a bit shorthanded w/ numbers..  Have to just shrug this one off and come back ready to go on the gridiron next week. These guys are never out of it for too long!

5. Team Trifecta Grill – Currently in 5th with 32 points.

Team Trifecta Grill ended up joining forces w/ Team Sunset Foods on Wednesday Night and for the first 5 innings it seemed like it was a match made in heaven.. 10 Runs from Team BBQ Pit later and you realize how hard it is to gel with another group and take on a tough squad.. In all reality, these guys were great together.. The Team BBQ Pit bats just went nuts in that 6th inning and before you knew it.. Well it was over.  These guys are my click to click in football next week.

Rest of the Pack (Alphabetical Order)

Team The Karyn Collection – Currently tied for 7th with 0 points.

Still searching for that missing piece…

Team Moccio’s – Currently in 6th with 8 points. 

This group has been to back2back Championship Games. They are good. They really have been the gold-standard for the Men’s Adult League the past 2 years.. They’ve stumbled out of the gates this Summer.. It’s not an easy thing to bounce back from 2 heart wrenching Championship losses. Know this though.. These guys have one goal this Summer.  To win the crown.  The Regular Season is important for most — seeds will matter, matchups will matter.. These guys don’t care about who they need to go through and in what order. They have one goal and until someone truly knocks them out, they are still one of the favorites to win.

Team Sunset Foods – Currently in 7th with 0 points.

Teamed up with Team Trifecta Grill this week and they almost pulled off the upset.  Couldn’t finish it off but they are getting closer.  Next week in Flag Football could be their coming out party.  Get ready.


That’s it for me this week. Have a great weekend and remember we are at Sunset Park again next week for Football!