As another summer of the Las Vegas Adult Softball League nears its conclusion, two defending champs are in a familiar position in the standings.
Benavidez Construction’s Hackers, who held off a finals challenge to add the 2010 tournament championship to the regular-season trophy they’d already secured, are in the No. 1 spot again in the men’s league.
The Hackers, at 10-1, have company this time, however. At 12-1, the Good Doodz will contend for the top seed in the tournament. And the Young Bucks, 10-2 as of press time, are right behind the leaders.
The Hackers’ lone blemish was part of a double forfeit June 29 against the Louisville Chuggers.
In a head-to-head meeting between the league’s premier squads, the Hackers edged the Good Doodz 16-14 on July 21. That was the last game before the newly introduced all-star game July 22.
A year ago, the Hackers fended off DB’s Milkmen to take a dual title.
The men’s regular season is set to end on Monday, Aug. 22, with Yo Momma facing the Vegas Boys in a makeup game.
Tournament play begins Friday, Aug. 26, at the city complex.
Over in the women’s division, the Alta Vista Regional Hospital Scrubs had cleaned up with a 7-1 record, near the top of the standings. Alta Vista was the regular-season champion one year ago.
The Scrubs did not follow suit in the postseason tourney, however.
That’s because the Night Owl-Bud Light team got hot at the right time, surging through the bracket and nipping Bases Loaded 8-7 in the title tilt.
Now carrying the name “Budweiser-Dick’s-Night Owl,” the team is riding high with an 8-1 record to lead the pack along with AVRH.
A host of makeup games in the women’s division will extend the regular season at least through Thursday, Aug. 18, when Bud-Dick’s-Night Owl play Bases Loaded in a rematch of the 2010 tournament final.
The women’s tournament begins Monday, Aug. 22.
1. Good Doodz 12-1
1. Hackers 10-1
3. Young Bucks 10-2
4. Tecolote 6-5
5. Chuggers 5-6
6. Vegas Boys 4-7
7. Blaze 5-9
8. Balls Deep 4-8
8. Buzzards 4-8
10. Dream Team 3-8
11. Yo Momma 1-11
1. Bud-Dick’s-Night Owl 8-1
1. Alta Vista 7-1
3. Vida Encantada 5-4
4. Bases Loaded 2-6
5. Lady Warriors 0-10