Fall Finale Tournament Teams Preview (Teams 9-16 in no particular order)
- SWAMP FOXES – Captain: Justin Deckert
Hometown: South Boston, MA
They hail from the oh-so-popular Southie, a cornerstone in Boston history and a mecca for the young and restless. After playing a full season together this year they feel they have what it takes to go up against all the top dogs from the region. Self-described as a rugged group of dudes, we’ll need to see all facets of the game from them on Saturday to be successful.
- THE YABO’S – Captain: Alex Marlow
Hometown: Charlestown, MA
Alex and his squad mostly reside north of Boston and are very familiar with Hub Softball as they have all played in at least one league with us. While we don’t believe we’ve seen this squad in particular suit up for a tourney with us, time will tell if they can live up to their name and hit some dingers on Saturday.
- HEO SPORTS – Captain: Brett Erikson
Hometown: Pittsfield, MA
Brett and his team are driving in from way out in Western Mass, they can almost throw a rock over the NY boarder. They’re certainly no strangers to this tournament. They wouldn’t be 2.5 hour drive just for the hell of it. They’re in it to win it and this could be their year, they usually carry a couple heavy hitters that could make a big impact in late innings.
- CHARLESTOWN CHEIFS – Captain: Jason Scarfo
Hometown: Charlestown, MA
Scarfo and the boys hail from all over the Greater Boston area. They are no strangers to success in Hub Softball. This year they captured what is believed to be their 8th overall championship in the existence of our organization. Consistency will be the key for them to advance on Saturday. If they play error free and get clutch base hits we should see them playing late into to afternoon.
- ADVANCED AUTO – Captain: Don Smoot
Hometown: East Boston, MA
The defending 2016 Fall Finale champs come into this thing confident as ever. Why wouldn’t they be? They know they have what it takes to win again in 2017 but you play the games for a reason. They’ve had their slip ups before, but too often. With one of the most competitive tournament team fields that we’ve ever seen Smoot and the fellas must keep the pedal to the metal to make it to the end.
- LOCO PIRATES – Captain: Charlie Conners
Hometown: Dorchester, MA
Mr. Conners and the Pirates are yet another top contender for the Fall Finale hardware. Winners of the 2016 Pumpkin Ball Bash they have had their fair share of games under the lights during Hub tourney time. They have a pretty stacked lineup mixed with some wide ranging outfielders that always keep them in games. A couple slip ups in this year’s Pumpkin Ball Bash cost bounced them to the Silver division, it’s all or nothing in this tourney for Charlie and the crew.
- SOUTHSIDE TAVERN – Captain: John Manning
Hometown: Quincy, MA
This team captured the Fall Finale championship in 2014 and they’re dying to be back in the thick of it. Some bad innings cost this team a chance at advancing in this year’s Pumpkin Ball Bash. However, you can never count these guys out. They constantly dominate in league ball, boasting a current 5-2 record with us in the Men’s MetroWest League. We will need to see some flawless defense from them on Saturday to have a shot at the trophy once again.
- ANDREA’S BRIDAL – Captain: Paul Grazia
Hometown: South Portland, ME
Making one of the longer drives on Saturday morning will be this squad sponsored out of the Greater South Portland, Maine area. Don’t let the team name fool you, they won’t be wearing wedding dresses on Saturday, they’ll be wearing their game faces. From what we hear they’re confident they have the speed and big boppers in the lineup to take care of business.