2019 Fall Finale Tournament Teams Preview (First 12)
- Advanced Auto – Captain: David Chalifoux
Hometown: East Boston, MA
The team you know and love so much, the AA boys. They’re basically a lock for the finals, right? Eh not so fast this year. They remember quite well when they ended up in the “bracket of death” a little while back. When it’s a random pool play draw you never know what to expect from pool play. Let’s see what they got this year.
- BBD – Captain: Alex Carrion
Hometown: Everett, MA
Here’s another guy that’s no stranger to the softball world and community (pictured above). You might see him bouncing around with the HT team but he’s always had his Bulldogs squad playing somewhere. These guys are good but they have a lot of hard work ahead of them on Saturday.
- Bombers – Captain: Ivan Carrasco
Hometown: North Attleboro, MA
You can often hear him before you see him, Mr. Carrasco has a strong addiction to the game of softball. He played two full MLB seasons upon last check, in 2018 and while his numbers may have dropped off a bit this year the passion he has for the game is still alive and strong. The Bombers will need to have all their usual guys in order to be firing on all cylinders.
- Boo Boos – Captain: Dakota King
Hometown: Bennington, VT
Making one of the longest drives of the morning will be this squad from Southern Vermont. We hear that these guys play a lot of league ball together. By the looks of their team name they might catch a Halloween hangover, let’s hope they come ready to play!
- BOS – Captain: Ronen Levy
Hometown: Sharon, MA
Another top contender right here for sure. Ronen will be suited up in his pitching armor come Saturday, ready to drop in some dimes on the competition. The question is will he have his A squad that dominated some of our indoor tournaments back in the winter. These guys are looking to avoid any bracket of death, an easy pool and they will coast.
- Chiefs – Captain: Corey Brooks
Hometown: Dorchester, MA
Here we have a complete newcomer to the HUB scene. Not much is known about this squad out hailing just south of Boston. One thing is for sure though, they must be a little intimidated by the slate of team write ups so far, yikes competition is looking fierce!
- Cool Cat Sportswear – Captain: Michael Goldstein
Hometown: Randolph, MA
This squad has played in a couple of our HUB tourneys over the last year or so. We checked the record books and while their first win has eluded them so far they’re far from rookies. They played the Irish and No Mercy teams pretty tough last year in pool play so don’t sleep on these cats.
- Daddy’O – Captain: Jason Boltrus
Hometown: Watertown, MA
Jason will bring his unbeatable energy to the field once again with his eyes on the prize. We’ve seen these guys play in tournaments pretty consistently over the last 7-8 years so let’s see what they’re bringing to the table in 2019. Not a lock for bracket play but they will not go without a win on the day that’s for sure.
- Depot Automotive – Captain: Joe Morrissey
Hometown: Wakefield, MA
Not to be confused with the Advanced Automotive squad this Depot Auto team will likely bring a much different vibe to the field. It’s not all about hittin’ dingers, slap some base hits, knock in some runs and play good defense. These are all a must if this team stands a chance.
- Dirt Dogs – Captain: N/A
Hometown: Boston, MA
Here we have a cluster of HUB regulars that were late to join the party but still snuck in under the wire. This team will have a lot of fun on Saturday but do they have what it takes to take down some of the Softball is Life crew? Station to station boys and no overthrows are mandatory for these guys to advance.
- Dougie’s – Captain: Chris Foster
Hometown: Nashua, NH
Coming in 2nd so far so longest drive we have this group of guys coming down from Nashua. They list themselves as an intermediate USSSA team so I’m sure they’ll easily adapt and fall right into place for this tourney. They aren’t making the trip down to Boston for the hell of it, they’re determined to turn some heads.
- Dragons – Captain: Kevin Shaughnessy
Hometown: Stoughton, MA
Don’t know much about this squad either TBH. They’re coming from the burbs so who knows if these guys can mash with the best of them? This is the first time we have had an entry from this team but if they pick up a W or 2 this weekend it surely won’t be the last. Tall task ahead though, that’s for sure.