The Amador County Recreation Agency’s annual men’s slowpitch softball league playoffs opened on Wednesday at Pioneer Park with the Jackson Rancheria Warriors positioned to win a fourth straight league championship.
The Warriors cruised through the regular season with a record of 14-1, earning the No. 1 seed out of six teams in the double-elimination league playoffs.
Roaring Camp, the last team other than the Warriors to win a league championship, finished second in the regular season with a 10-5 record, followed by Damage in third at 9-6, the Crushers in fourth at 5-10, Hammer Heads in fifth at 4-11 and Dirtbags in sixth at 1-14.
The playoffs opened Wednesday at Pioneer Park with the Warriors and Roaring Camp earning first round byes. The Warriors will open the playoffs at 7:15 p.m. Monday against the Crushers, who defeated the Hammer Heads in the first round on Wednesday. Roaring Camp will play at 6 p.m. Monday against Damage, which advanced in the winner’s bracket by beating the Dirtbags on Wednesday night. The Hammer Heads and Dirtbags will face off in an elimination game at 8:30 p.m. Monday.
The playoffs will continue on Wednesday, August 14 and Monday, August 19.
Meanwhile in Calaveras County, the Calaveras Adult Slowpitch Association Men’s League concludes regular season play Friday night with playoffs scheduled to start on Tuesday in Valley Springs. The Ballers, who have won the past four Calaveras league championships, have the No. 1 seed locked up for the playoffs.