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SPARTANS WIN! Tuesday, Sep 26 2017

THIS IS SPARTA!!!

 

 

 

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Spartan Nation Sunday, Sep 24 2017
Spartans Win Season 10 CSL Chip!!
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CSL Finals - Season 10 Chip Saturday, Sep 23 2017

 

The Time: September 23, 2017 at 11:30 AM

The Place: Eisenhower Park, Field D

The Match-up: #3 Spartans vs. #5 Thunderbirds

The Tag Line: For the Elusive Cup!

The Story: Well well.  It is the veterans of CSL from both sides who will square off in the 10th season of the CSL Chip.  Let us start by defining Captain Junior’s relationship in CSL.  Farooq recruited him in 2014 for one reason only.  It was to defeat the bad Bandits (Farooq’s old team) which featured current Spartans Junior, Mike, Pops, Yasar, etc.  Well Junior delivered on his promise and played a vital role in knocking out the 18-0 Bandits team from the playoffs. 

Two seasons later, he started the Spartans and won a chip – And, will look to defend it.  Meanwhile, the TBirds have been in the league now for 4 seasons.  They have yet to win a chip.  This team started by Waqas and Farooq have come close but no cigar.  Will this be the season that the TBirds can hoist the cup for the very first time?  If Captain Waqas can win this, it could solidify his chances for the Crescent Hall of Fame. 

The Road to the finals:  The Thunderbirds started the playoffs in facing the Asad led All Day 2.0, who maybe the toughest rookie team in the league history. The birds gave them the business in two close games and moved on to face their rivals, the boys in blue, DC, in which both games had storybook ending. Game 1 down by 4, the birds came back and won the game on a walk off grand slam by Jon, then in game two; they were leading by 3 and came back with hit after hit. The Spartans on the other than, dismantled a panthers team in round one, in which they never looked back and finished them with ease. In the semis however, the Spartans faced their opponents in a rough three game series in which it was a seesaw battle and they were able to come out victorious by staying united, calm, collected and never looked back.

Keys to winning:

Thunderbirds: Continue to get timely hits, make smart decisions in the field, and limit the base running blunders in the field.  Go with a 10-man line-up. 

Spartans: Aim for line drives.  Avoid going for the long ball each time.  Let Jaimie set the pace on defense.  He has the best IQ. Stay composed.  Do NOT waste your time with the ump.  Listen to Captain Junior.  He knows what he is talking about. 

Head-to-head Comparison:

OUTFIELD: The TBirds have the edge with speed, arm strength, and IQ.  They feature Omar, Billal, Waqas, and Ramy.   Spartans have some issues covering the gaps.  They are solid overall.  However, not good as TBirds.

INFIELD: We see Spartans with the edge here with Junior, Sammy, and company.  The TBirds seem to lack the experience. 

PITCHING: Spartans get the edge with Jaimie.  The guy has a deceiving motion and nice high arc. Kareem is a great story but he lacks the big game experience.

Community Prediction:  We believe this will turn out to be one of the best finals in CSL history, going to three games in which the stars, like Ramy, Billal, Jon, Junior, Mike, and Jamie will really give us some solid hits. Games will be fun to watch and there will be many distractions from the likes of Pops, Farooq, Riz, Mike. Unfortunately, for both teams, there will be only one winner and we predict the results to be of the following:

Game 1: Thunderbirds 14 - Spartans 12

Game 2: Spartans 13 - Thunderbirds 7

Game 3: Thunderbirds 9 - Spartans 5 

 

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Championship Set! Sunday, Sep 17 2017

TBirds and Spartans punch their tickets into the FINALS!

 

 

 

 

In an incredible display of CSL softball at its finest we saw 4 teams go the limit and 2 came out.  Spartans shook off a game 2 loss to defeat the upstart Butchaz in 3 hard fought games.

 

The other series ended in 2 games but it was definitely not easy.  TBirds were down 7 runs in both games going to the final inning.   However they staged two rallies for the ages.  In game 1 Jon ended the game in the bottom of the 7th with a 2 out walk off Grand Slam HR.  In game 2 the entire TBirds team woke up in the top of the 7th and scored 7 runs.  DC loaded the bases and had the game tying runs on but TBirds D was solid and now will be tested with the defending champs: Spartans!

 

We want to thank our Commisioner Commander Mo for an unprecdented successful season.  We saw great games throught the year, but especially the playoffs.  His volunteer hard work and dedication really paid off and should be a sign of greater things to come!  Lastly we want to wish a speedy recovery to Raheem who suffered a serious injury while pitching for the Butcherz.

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Friend Or Foe? Saturday, Sep 16 2017

 

Two heated rivals on the field.  Kebab eating buddies off it will look to get their teams back to the Championship Game!

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TEAM STANDINGS
Team Win Loss
Diamond Cutterz 13 7
ButcherZ 12 8
Spartans 11 9
All Day 10 10
Thunderbirds 9 11
Panthers 5 15
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TOP PLAYERS
Team Player Avg
Spartans John Villalta 1
Diamond Cutterz Saeed Sadat 1
Spartans Keith Gillian 0.923
All Day Felix 0.867
Thunderbirds David 0.8
Thunderbirds Mamoon Nawabi 0.79
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