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2009-WORLD SERIES V
Hard-Cor defeats the Ohio Lawmen 27-11
Hard-Cor earns their first ever World Series victory and the Ohio Lawmen make their third appearance in the championship game.
World Series V unofficially started off on thursday morning with the over the line team competition. Once the dust settled, the Backside Bandits team of Mark Tolliver (repeat champion), Allan Westfall and Scott Waxweiler claimed the top prize and were awarded a pair of ps.com batting gloves. Finishing second was team Beef consisting of Donavan “Double D” Delaney, Curt Ledesma and Chris “Meat” Oliver who received some classic World Series T-Shirts (Read last years editions) After the OTL game, all the players and fans in attendance were treated to In and Out Burger Double Double combo meals and a cold refreshment or two courtesy of policesoftball.com. Thursday night brought the poker tournament where 39 players fought for the grand prize of 1000.00. Winning the competition was Todd “Spotlight” Phillips. A special thanks to Todd and his crew for running the tournament and for Denton Carlson for graciously allowing us to borrow his card and chips. Come friday morning it was time for the games to begin. Winning their brackets and earning #1 seeds were:
Texas
HardCor
Alliance
South Florida
NY Metro
Bluegrass Lawmen
Ohio Lawmen
Jacksonville PSC
DEA Combo
Minnesota
Michigan Lawmen
Aftershock
Shamrocks Enforcers
Quake
DAP

All the bracket winners went 2-0 with the exception of DAP who went 1-1 but grabbed the #1 seed based on run differential of plus 7.

Once the sun set on friday night, the festivities began. Our Hall of Fame inductees were recognized and our Year End Award winners were announced. A special thanks to Dennis Leonard and Anthony Costanzo for their work on the Hall of Fame. Also a special thanks to Anthony Costanzo and SCDSA for their work on our awards ceremony.

After the awards, we paid tribute to Officer Eric Kelly of the Steel City Enforcers by playing taps and having every player wear his name on their wrist. In addition to paying respects to Officer Kelly, Steve Martin and Steve Hingan were honored for their valor and bravery in Afghanistan.
After the formalities of the night were over, the action got hot with the Police vs. Corrections All-Star game. This was a great 5 inning exhibition that was tight every inning. When it was over, the final score was 19-18 in favor of the corrections team.

When the All-Star game was over, 50 of the best HR hitters on the police circuit including 4 previous champions battled it out to be the best. This year, we not only required the HR Hitters to hit it over the wall, we made them hit it completely over the facade and out of the park. The hitters making it deep in this contest were truly going to be the power brokers of the long ball. When the dust settled, it was Bluegrass’ Bobby McGhee and Folsom’s Eric Moltzen. These two mashers went head to head and in an exciting finish Eric “300” Moltzen was awarded the grad prize of an Easton bat, a 5.11 Tactical flashlight and various other PS.com/Easton prizes. Eric also got to go head to head with premier long baller Brett Helmer. After this exhibition, Brett Helmer was so impressed with Eric Moltzen that he gave him a bat from his personal bag. By winning the HR Derby, Eric will grace the home page of ps.com for a year and will forever have a spot in the World Series HR Derby. A special

The gate counter showed 1400 people at the park on Friday which is the biggest police softball crowd to date for a Friday at Big League Dreams

Come late saturday afternoon the sun was still blazing and giving off 100 degree heat. 8 teams had been able to deal with the heat and were still alive in the winners bracket. Those games resulted in:

Texas over Michigan 29-28
Hardcor over Minnesota 20-15
NY Metro over Quake 26-18
Ohio Lawmen over SoCal Alliance 35-28.

Come sunday the winners bracket results were:

HardCor over Texas 33-29
Ohio Lawmen over NY Metro 24-22

The undefeated game between HardCor and Ohio was HardCor over Ohio 19-13.

In the losers bracket:

Round 4

Michigan over Jax 27-15
Minnesota over the NYPD Blues 26-13
Sin City over Quake 32-23
LAPD Blue over DAP 34-31

Round 5

Minnesota over Michigan 29-17
Sin City over Socal 17-3

Round 6

NY Metro over Minnesota 17-15
Texas over Sin City 16-10

Round 7

NY Metro over Texas with Metro facing Ohio Lawmen.


Round 8

Ohio Lawmen over NY Metro to earn their third trip in 5 years in the final game.

In the final game that pitted Ohio Lawmen against HardCor, both teams came out swinging but HardCor’s consistent run scoring and tight defense kept Ohio at bay and it gave HardCor their first ever World Series victory by a margin of 27-11. For the win Brett Helmer and Easton Sports awarded HardCor players with the elusive PoliceSoftball.com Champions medal, championship t-shirts, and Easton pull over jackets. They also gave HardCor 6 Easton bats. HardCor coach Mark Jackson also received a $100.00 5.11 tactical gear gift certificate for leading his team to the big win.

The Ohio Lawmen received Easton pullovers and 4 Easton bats courtesy of Brett Helmer and Easton Sports.

In the Small Market World Series, B&G/Ultimate Body Supplements won the prize and have earned their way into the big show in 2010. Traditionally SMWS winners have struggled their first year in the series so next year will be a big test for B&G.

When asked his thoughts on the tourney, Jason Hart said, “We had a great tourney. Everyone in the line up showed up to play. No one had to press because the guy behind them was always getting it done. This year the level of competition seems more consistent through all the teams and there were no easy games. I am proud of my team and we are already starting to get ready to defend the title next season. If we play like we are capable of, we have a a good shot at once again being the last team standing”.

Jason seemed to be everywhere during the tournament whether he was gloving it up on the field for HardCor, behind the microphone at the All-Star game or working the booth. A special thanks to Jason for all of his help.

Courtesy of 5.11 Tactical Gear who gave out free hats, flash lights, gear bags and other assorted prizes all weekend long, the All Tourney players, All Defensive players and the MVP were awarded a $100.00 gift certificate to 5.11. The award recipients were:

HardCor

MVP
Paul Blandford. Paul went 20-25 on the tournament and went 4-5 in the championship game.

ALL TOURNAMENT
Ryan Saucedo - HardCor
Mitch Brouillete -HardCor
Bob Reginelli - Ohio Lawmen
Heginio Rivera - Ohio Lawmen
Eddie Robinson - Ohio Lawmen
Mike Taylor - NY Metro
Flip McGivern - NY Metro

DEFENSIVE PLAYER
Jason Hart - HardCor
Rob Menke - Ohio Lawmen
Tommy Wigand - NY Metro

The final results of the tournament were:

1. A1 Towing HardCor WORLD CHAMPS
2. Ohio Lawmen
3. NY Metro
4. Team Texas
5t. Sin City Combo
5t. Minnesota Lawmen
7t. Michigan Lawmen
7t. SoCal Alliance
9t. LAPD Blue
9t. NYPD Blues
9t. Cal Quake
9t. Jacksonville
13t. D.A.P.
13t. Bluegrass Lawmen
13t. DEA Combo
13t. Aftershock
17t. San Diego Force
17t. Shamrock Enforcers
17t. Concord Combo
17t. St. Louis Lawmen
17t. Chino Lockdown
17t. South Florida Lawmen
17t. Sacramento PD
17t. Choir Boys
25t. US Secret Service
25t. Nitro2Go
25t. Stanislaus
25t. Motor City Blues
25t. Buckeye Lawmen
25t. Illinios Lawmen
25t. Border Patrol Elite
25t. Outlaws
33t. FolsomSac JCats
33t. Direct Impact
33t. RSD Red
33t. Sac Probation
33t. Capitol City Lawmen
33t. Iowa Lawmen
33t. Cen Cal Syndicate
33t. Chicago Metro
33t. State Razed
33t. Sac Razorbacks
33t. Dirty Jersey Boyz
33t. Virginia Lawmen
33t. DVI Gladiators
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