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Konanz Chiropractic capped a perfect season (10-0) by winning the Penticton Mixed Slo-pitch championship.

SLO-PITCH CHAMPS — Chris Atkins, top, of the Smokin’ Aces, lost the mixed division championship to Konanz Chiropractic, below middle. Gutter Done Right Titans won the B division playoffs in Penticton Mens Slo-pitch playoffs. After three straight games winning with their last bats, the Titans entered the championship games with new life in the double knockout format. After losing a hard fought first game to TDA, the Titans came out strong in the second and went on to a 20-16 win.  The Titans, bottom, are as follows starting in the back row from left: Bob Pereira, Colin Wright, Craig Tilson, Bill Taylor, Greg (Foo) Aird and Fraser Rodgers. Front Row: Ty Fecyk, Brad Brown, Mark Ploner, Glenn Lapointe and Dan Sapriken. Missing: Craig Magness, Ryan Kiss, Dan Livingston. Kristi Patton/Western News/Submitted

SLO-PITCH CHAMPS — Chris Atkins, top, of the Smokin’ Aces, lost the mixed division championship to Konanz Chiropractic, below middle. Gutter Done Right Titans won the B division playoffs in Penticton Mens Slo-pitch playoffs. After three straight games winning with their last bats, the Titans entered the championship games with new life in the double knockout format. After losing a hard fought first game to TDA, the Titans came out strong in the second and went on to a 20-16 win. The Titans, bottom, are as follows starting in the back row from left: Bob Pereira, Colin Wright, Craig Tilson, Bill Taylor, Greg (Foo) Aird and Fraser Rodgers. Front Row: Ty Fecyk, Brad Brown, Mark Ploner, Glenn Lapointe and Dan Sapriken. Missing: Craig Magness, Ryan Kiss, Dan Livingston. Kristi Patton/Western News/Submitted

Konanz Chiropractic capped a perfect season (10-0) by winning the Penticton Mixed Slo-pitch championship. Konanz Chiropractic defeated the Smokin’ Aces 11-6 on Friday. The Smokin’ Aces, who finished the season with a 7-3 record for third-place, reached the final by defeating Clancey’s Pitch Slap  15-8. Claney’s was 2-8 during the regular season.

The Green Cube Mad Dogs, who were 9-1-0 during the regular season, lost to Clancey’s Pitch Slap twice in the playoffs. The first loss sent them to the lower playoff bracket, forcing the Mad Dogs to defeat three teams to get a second stab at Clancey’s. The top five teams in the league were rounded out by the Base Hitters, fourth in the regular season with a 7-3 record and Lookin’ To Score with a 6-4 record. The Base Hitters were knocked out of the playoffs by the Mad Dogs. Lookin’ To Score had its season end against Clancey’s.

In men’s league action, Quest defeated Eclipse to take the A division, while the Gutter Done Right Titans won the B division. Eclipse topped the men’s league with a 20-2 record and Quest was second at 19-3, while Sportsfreaks was third with the same record, but lost to Quest in their only game and scored fewer runs. The Sportsfreaks were knocked out of the playoffs by Eclipse. Rounding out the top five was Monsters at 18-4 and TDA at 10-12.

Taking the women’s league for the fourth straight year was Triple Threat, which went 15-1 during the regular season.

 

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