There will be a pre-playoffs meeting for all 3 leagues on MONDAY NIGHT, JULY 21st at the Pavillion at McLaughlin Park beginning with the women's league meeting at 7PM followed by week night men's league at 7:30PM and finishing with the men's Sunday league at 8PM. Their will be NO excuses for teams not to be represented at these meetings! NO Showup, NO playoffs! The playoff schedule will be given out at the meetings plus final rosters and both will not be posted on the website until the day before playoffs begin. Also at this meeting, as all teams were made aware of at our spring meetings, ALL TEAMS must post a 2 game fee which includes umpires, scorekeeper and field cost. After the playoffs are finished teams will receive this fee back. All playoff games are pay at the game. For Sunday teams the cost is $34.50 per game which covers umpire($24.00), scorer($5.50) and field fee($5.00). For both week night leagues if decided you want 2 umpires per game the cost will be $34.50 per game. If you wish to remain at 1 umpire the cost will be $26.50 which covers umpire($16.00), scorer($5.50) and field fee($5.00). There is no extra charge for lights for playoff games in all leagues.
The Sunday league playoff schedule will begin on July 27th beginning at 8:30AM on all fields. Divisional setup will be as follows:
In the Platinum division the first 3 teams qualify with seeds 4 and 5 playing a 1 game wild card game to make the semi-finals and the overall 4 seed. (The 6th team in the Platinum division, Shaker Bowl will compete in the Gold playoffs) The semi-finals will consist of overall seed 4 vs seed 1 and seed 3 vs seed 2 in best 2 of 3 series.
The Gold division qualifies the top 3 teams while in wild card games in the morning, seed 7(Shaker) plays seed 4 and seed 6 plays seed 5. Winners of those games play each other to be the overall final 4 seed. Later that afternoon in the semi-finals, overall seed 4 plays vs seed 1 while seed 3 vs seed 2 in best 2 of 3 series.
The Silver division will play both the quarter-finals and semi-finals on the same day. Wild Card & quarter-finals in the morning and semi-finals in the afternoon. Wild Card games will begin with seed 10 vs seed 9, with that winner playing seed 8 to become the overall final seed 8 which will play seed 1 along with Seed 7 vs seed 2, seed 6 vs seed 3 and seed 5 vs seed 4, in best 2 of 3 series.
The Bronze division is set up just as the Gold division. In Wild Card games seed 7 vs seed 4 then seed 6 vs seed 5. Winners of those 2 game play each other to be the overall 4 seed. Overall 4 seed plays seed 1 and seed 3 plays seed 2 in best 2 of 3 series.
Championship Sunday will be August 3rd with all games being played at McLaughlin field in Wilbraham. All divisional series will be best 2 of 3 series beginning with Bronze at 8:30AM, followed by Silver at 12 Noon, Gold beginning at 3:30PM and Platinum starting at 7:00PM.
Week Night Men's playoffs will begin on Monday, July 28th at McLaughlin field with seed 5 vs seed 4 in a best 2 of 3 series starting at 6:15PM. On Wednesday, July 30th at McLaughlin winner of Monday's series vs seed 1, also best 2 of 3 series starting at 6:15PM and on Friday, August 1st, at McLaughlin, seed 3 vs seed 2 in a best 2 0f 3 series starting at 6:15PM. The Finals will begin on Wednesday, August 6th at McLaughlin in a best 2 of 3 series.
Week Night Women's playoffs will start on Tuesday, July 29th with Wild Card games at McLaughlin beginning at 6:15PM with seed 6 at seed 5, followed by seed 5 at seed 4, then seed 4 at seed 6. Winner of Wild Card will be overall seed 4 and play seed 1 on July 31st at McLaughlin 2 games of their best 2 of 3 series. On the same night at Mile Tree beginning at 6:15PM, seed 3 vs seed 2 for 2 games of their best 2 of 3 series. If there are any 3rd games needed in semi-finals series, they will be played on Tuesday, August 5th at McLaughlin at 6:15PM. If no if games are needed then Finals will begin on Tuesday, August 5th. Finals will be a best 2 of 3 series.
Their will be a Free Pizza Banquet for all 3 leagues on Sunday, August 17th beginning at 6PM at Anchor House Restaurant in Wilbraham where all Trophies and shirts will be handed out and personalized with your team names on them. Their will be a pay bar. Their is no admission for players and Pizza is free to players only. If significant others wish to attend their will be a $5.00 admission. I will need an average amount of people your team is planning to attend by Thursday, August 14th.