UPDATED JULY 19, 2018
The Monstars have clinched the #1 seed for this year's playoffs, and as such, they'll play the #4 seeded Champion Christian Center in the Semifinal Round. Meanwhile, the Discples finished one game ahead of Washington Alliance to earn the #2 seed. Those two teams will square off in the Semifinal Round as well.
Both Semifinal pairings will be best-of-three series, with the higher seed holding "home field advantage." In other words, the higher seed will be the home team for Games 1 and 3 while the lower seed will be the home team in Game 2. As has been the case in past years, the Championship Final Round will be a best-of-five series, with the higher seed being the home team in Games 1, 2, and 5 while the lower seed is the home team in Games 3 and 4.
With our regular season complete, here are our playoff match-ups.
Mon Jul 23: Games 1-2: #2 Disciples vs. #3 Washington Alliance (Disciples will be the home team in Games 1 & 3)
Tues Jul 24: Games 1-2: #1 Monstars vs. #4 Champion Christian Center (Monstars will be the home team in Games 1 & 3)
Wed Jul 25: Game 3 (if necessary) #3 Washington Alliance at #2 Disciples
Thu Jul 26: Game 3 (if necessary) #4 Champion Christian Center at #1 Monstars
Mon Jul 30: Games 1-2 of Championship Finals
Wed Aug 1: Game 3 and Game 4 (if necessary) of Championship Finals
Fri Aug 3: Game 5 (if necessary) of Championship Finals
Congratulations to everyone on a great season and Good Luck in your quest for the 2018 Washington Church League Championship!
Carl Gunnerson: USA/ASA Softball Hall of Famer
On July 9, 2018, prior to a doubleheader between Champion Christian Center and the Monstars, our very own Carl Gunnerson was inducted into the USA/ASA Softball of Pennsylvania Hall of Fame.
Carl's in involvement in softball began as a player, and then an umpire, more than 50 years ago. In 1984, the President of the Washington Church Softball League, Abe Key, resigned his position so he could devote more time to his position with PONY Baseball, and Carl was elected to be his successor. For 34 years, he has continued to lead our league as its Commissioner, an umpire, and a team manager. He has done so with the utmost class since day one, always with his trademark toothpick peeking through his genuine smile, making sure the local softball community could share in family-oriented fun, competition, and fellowship.
USA/ASA Softball of Pennsylvania recognizes Carl's contribution with his induction into the USA/ASA Softball of Pennsylvania Hall of Fame as a member of its Class of 2018. We thank Carl for his contributions and recognize that, without his efforts and leadership, our league, and all the good times that go with it, wouldn't be what it is today.
Pictured (L to R): Sam Puglisi, USA/ASA Softball of Pennsylvania District 7 Commissioner; Carl Gunnerson, Washington Church Softball League President; Karen Gunnerson, Carl's "Boss" who has generously supported Carl's love of the game for so many years; Jeff Laskowski, USA/ASA Softball of Pennsylvania Washington County Commissioner; and Gino Olkoski, Southwest Umpires Association Vice-President