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Dirt Dogs from Connecticut win national title

By admin, 09/05/18, 12:45PM CDT

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47 teams do battle at Men's C Slow Pitch Nationals.


Dirt Dogs/FYZICAL/Davidson/DPC of Meriden, Connecticut

Another USA Softball National Champion was crowned at the Prairie Island Complex this past weekend as Dirt Dogs/FYZICAL/Davidson/DPC claimed the 2018 USA Softball Men’s Class C Slow Pitch National Championship title.

For the Dirt Dogs, the road to the winner’s circle was a challenge but nothing the team could not overcome. Kicking off the tournament with four wins, the team took a 16-9 loss against Dynasty to drop down to the loser’s bracket. A pair of wins set up a rematch with Dynasty where Dirt Dogs claimed the 22-12 win and advanced to the Championship Game against B.O.T./TNT.

Despite B.O.T./TNT recording a perfect 6-0 record to advance to the Championship finale, it was Dirt Dogs who emerged as the Men’s Class C Slow Pitch National Champions. Forcing the if-necessary game following a 13-11 win over their opponent, momentum stayed with the Dirt Dogs who took home the trophy after posting a 20-17 win. B.O.T./TNT recorded six-straight wins and outscored their opponents 117-36 en route to the Championship Game, where they succumbed to the Dirt Dogs, who outscored their opponents 171-108.

Men’s Class C Slow Pitch First Team All-Americans

  • Mark Blazeiewske, Shenanigan's
  • Kenny Mendoza, Culture Athletics
  • Chuck Shimels, Culture Athletics
  • Scott Flanigan, Dynasty
  • Bryce Schweitzer, Dynasty
  • TJ Stuart, Dynasty
  • Eric Christensen, Dirt Dogs
  • Steve Connors, Dirt Dogs
  • Zak Sokolis, Dirt Dogs
  • Keith Sobkowiak, Dirt Dogs
  • Mike Verbasco, Dirt Dogs
  • Bryan Bennett, B.O.T./TNT
  • Rich Wright, B.O.T./TNT
  • Woodrow Darling, B.O.T./TNT
  • Kenny Donelson, B.O.T./TNT

Batting Champion: Eric Geehan, Showbombs (.824)
Homerun Champion: Andrew Schorr, Russell's Paint (8)
Homerun Champion: Chad Erickson, Culture Athletics (8)
Homerun Champion: TJ Stuart, Dynasty (8)
MVP: Derek Drag, Dirt Dogs

USA SOFTBALL
OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH
(See Article 310, I)
USA Softball Men's C Slow Pitch Nationals
Aug 31, 2018 - Prairie Island Athletic Complex
Mens Class C
 
| Order | | Team | | Association | | Record | | City/State |
1   Dirt Dogs/FYZICAL/ Davidson/DPC Connecticut 9 - 1 Wallingford, CT
2   B.O.T./TNT New Jersey 6 - 2 Trenton, NJ
3   Dynasty Iowa 5 - 2 Winthrop, IA
4   Culture Athletics/Monsta Athletics Southern California 7 - 2 San Bernardino, CA
5   D&R Concrete/Scott Routing Indiana 4 - 2 Goshen, IN
5   Shenanigans/WTP/Dunn Sports Wisconsin 6 - 2 Pleasant Prairie, WI
7   Silverbacks Minnesota 4 - 2 Inver Grove Heights, MN
7   RUSSELLS PAINT & BODY Florida 6 - 2 Oviedo, FL
9   Demars Softball Connecticut 3 - 2 East Haven, CT
9   Blueline/Hegarty/Heintz&Clark /JoeBuck/CaronsQualityCarpets Minneapolis 2 - 2 Brooklyn Park, MN
9   Minnesota Monitoring_KB7 Minnesota 2 - 2 Andover, MN
9   Showbombs_Commercial Systems Minnesota 3 - 2 Woodbury, MN
13   RE2PECT/BLCA/REDS Nevada 2 - 2 Sparks , NV
13   Lionshare Minnesota 2 - 2 Rochester, MN
13   Reno Cycles & Gear Nevada 3 - 2 Sparks, NV
13   Minnesota Maniax_BSA Minnesota 3 - 2 St. Paul, MN
17   OSS_State Farm Minnesota 2 - 2 St. Cloud, MN
17   Tranberg Roofing/ID Enterprises/Blair Haus Wisconsin 1 - 2 Blair, WI
17   Coors Light/The Box/ MMB/Monsta Athletics North Dakota 1 - 2 West Fargo, ND
17   Fanatics Sports Bar Minnesota 1 - 2 Kearney, NE
17   Clark Builders and Remodelers Minnesota 2 - 2 Brooklyn park, MN
17   Dick Raimann Farms_Garage Force Minnesota 2 - 2 Eyota, MN
17   Ryno_s Softball Nebraska 2 - 2 Papillion, NE
17   Precision Lining & Sewer/Hodgman Drainage Minnesota 2 - 2 Waseca , MN
25   Bryan Rock_Satin Touch Minnesota 2 - 2 Eden Prairie, MN
25   TC8 Blasters/Monsta Iowa 2 - 2 Grimes, IA
25   Cedar Rapids Mulisha Iowa 1 - 2 DeWitt, IA
25   3X Gear_The Box_Edge Fitness_The Ballyard_Sports Cards 4U North Dakota 1 - 2 Fargo, ND
25   PIPAC_Kelling & Son Painting_Elite Sports Iowa 1 - 2 Cedar Falls, IA
25   Square One Wisconsin 1 - 2 Greenfield, WI
25   Weichert Realtors_Riot Sports Minnesota 1 - 2 Faribault, MN
25   Silent Ducks Iowa 0 - 2 Redfield, IA
33   Red Stars Iowa 1 - 2 Waukee, IA
33   Future Rerates Southern California 1 - 2 Santa Clarita, CA
33   KASS & CO SOFTBALL Iowa 1 - 2 Peosta, IA
33   BIC Minnesota 1 - 2 Nisswa, MN
33   Element Exteriors_Anytime Bail Bonds_Jim Weber Construction Minnesota 0 - 2 Minneapolis, MN
33   Bad Draw Wisconsin 0 - 2 Chippewa Falls, WI
33   Outdoorsmen Minnesota 0 - 2 Hastings, MN
33   Chuck’s Excavating/ Budweiser/Stagecoach/CA Minnesota 0 - 2 Burnsville, MN
33   Bash Inc. Missouri 0 - 2 Columbia, MO
33   KeyGuys.com_CA GEAR_IT QA, LLC Minnesota 0 - 2 Lakeville , MN
33   OA Apparel Minnesota 0 - 2 Waseca, MN
33   Hassan sand & gravel/State Farm/152 Club/Waxing the City Minnesota 0 - 2 Buffalo, MN
33   Freeway Ford_SBI Minnesota 0 - 2 Lakeville, MN
33   Ralphies Cafe/Claddagh Pub/KLN/SINSWINS/SMDN Massachusetts 0 - 2 Haverhill, MA
33   Knutson Construction_Warriors Minnesota 0 - 2 Cottage Grove, MN

Dirt Dogs/FYZICAL/ Davidson/DPC of Meriden, Connecticut