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Prim's Muckdogs Claim 2020 Title to Cap a Wild Season!

By JJ Eusay, 11/11/20, 9:45AM CST


Congratulations to Prim's Muckdogs for defeating Samsel's Yard Goats to claim the 2020 Shalom Softball League Championship.  The Dogs fought through some moist weather conditions and multiple key injuries, but persevered to come out on top in three games.  The Goats saw their share of crippling injuries as well and showed some grit, pushing the series to a full three games.  Kudos to both teams on a fabulous season and a great championship series.

We also saw the 2nd annual HR Derby take place with many a bomb being dropped by the leagues premier power hitters.  The finals featured Ryan Richardson and Andrew Williams, who went toe to toe with Andrew coming up one point shy of a victory.  It was the 300 foot homer from Richardson that hit the top of the fence and bounced over that would prove the difference.  Congrats to Ryan on being the 2020 HR king.  The competition was sponsored by Apligian Real Estate this so thanks to Tommy for helping out this year.  Most importantly, through donations as well as entry fee's into the competition, we were able to raise $1k that will be presented to umpire Mario Reyes to help offset the costs of his medicals bills following his accident.  We all wish Mario a speedy recovery and glad the league stepped up and helped out a key piece to our success over the years.

So now what????

There are many exciting things on the horizon so stayed tuned to the site for coming announcements.  Elections were held last week, and Scott Lawrence will be the new League Commissioner.  Scott has been in the league since 2011 and has been very influential in the growth of the league as well as working with the former commissioner behind the scenes.  He has a clear direction for our league that I believe will provide some excitement to our players and will also work to emphasize the Brotherhood element that the league was built on.  Jon Banta will serve as the Vice Commissioner and will work alongside Scott to provide valuable veteran input along the way.  These two will do great things for our league no doubt.

There are many things being discussed and voted on by captains for the 2021 season and when something is decided it will be posted here.  Registration will be early in December, so prepare to get in early as spaces are sure to fill quickly.  An announcement will be made when a date is set to open.  

There will be no awards banquet this year, however something is being worked on to possibly happen prior to next season starting.  Stay tuned for more info.

I want to wish everyone a safe off-season and holiday season.  Enjoy your family time, heal and get ready for what will be an amazing 2021 season.  Thank you all for working together to make 2020 a fun season.