Next 6 Teams (in no particular order)
7. EXTREMELY MEDIOCRE – Captain: Charlie Cornacchino –
Hometown: Hanscom AFB, MA
Charlie’s team is comprised of all active duty military members. Best believe they’ll be “in attention” come Saturday morning. Heck they’ve probably been up since 0400 hours anyways right? No monkey business for this crew, but that doesn’t mean they don’t like to have fun. Watch out for this sleeper team to slip into the next round.
8. NO MERCY – Captain: Eric Gaalaas –
Hometown: Bedford, MA
This team comes in as a big favorite. They are no strangers to success as the core of this group is coming off their 8th Hub championship this past Summer season. They know how to put up runs in a hurry that’s for sure. They don’t consistently swing the long ball but base hits are their middle name. Station to station as they say, can this squad be stopped? They’re coming in confident they will be playing for the title on Saturday night.
9. CLAM BAKES AND PROTEIN SHAKES – Captain: Eric Pittard –
Hometown: Bridgewater, MA
Eric enters his team for the first time in this tournament after coming off a successful season with us in the Spring/Summer. Their Hub squad “Teats and Cleats” took home the title in the Tuesdays in Dedham league. They’re therefore very familiar with the fields for the tournament after playing on them all season. Don’t take this team lightly, they only lost once in the regular season and scored over 100 runs on the season.
10. BOMBERS – Captain: Ivan Carrasco –
Hometown: Norwood, MA
Ivan is a gamer, the guy lives and breathes softball and if you know Ivan you know this. You also know that he’s a stellar team captain and does a phenomenal job running and coaching his team. The Bombers enter this tournament with mixed success over the year’s. Last year they made it to the semi final round of this tournament and they’re boasting a 20-1 record this season in Hub ball. Bombers are coming off a Men’s Sunday Standard Hub championship victory a few weeks ago and don’t forget their big guy (Charlie) smashed a window in LF at Barry Field (that’s some Aaron Judge type power).
11. MILL CITY GHOSTS – Captain: Nick Bouras –
Hometown: Lowell, MA
Nick is certainly no stranger to Hub tournaments or leagues. We count him on 9, yes 9 rosters for this season. You’ll often find Nick playing a robust 9 am-5 pm Sunday slate of softball games, so if you’re wondering if this squad loves softball, wonder no longer. They have been known to pull off some upsets in our tournaments before and they will refuse to be an easy out. Plus, their ghost uniforms couldn’t be more appropriate for this time of year!
12. US FUEL – Captain: Mike Hudd –
Hometown: Malden, MA
This crew is certainly one to be reckoned with, they’re good and they know it. Mike enters his team for another year with one goal and one goal only, to win it all. The team is comprised of mostly members of the Somerville wood bat league and they’re fresh off winning the league for the 8th straight year. They know how to win and they do it in all different ways. They can take you deep, turn a DP in a heartbeat and they never take their foot off the gas pedal. They’re a sure favorite to end up in the championship on Saturday but as always it takes near flawless execution on the field to get there.
The Preview of the tournament’s final teams will be released in the next 24-48 hours!