FB 70’s wins the 2018 Villages Softball Championship 70’s Bracket

The Frankie Brin Financial 70’s team won the 70’s bracket of The 2018 Villages Softball Championship.

Frankie Brin 70’s Softball Team.

There were 3 teams in the 70’s bracket for the Championship this year.
The teams were Frankie Brin Financial 70’s & 74’s and Optimotion Orthopedics.

On Friday, October 19, the seeding games were played. After the seeding games
were completed, the first seed was Frankie Brin Financial 70’s team (FB 70’s); the second seed was Frankie Brin Financial 74’s team (FB 74); and the third seed was Optimotion Orthopedics. FB 70’s won both of their seeding games by defeating Optimotion 20-9 and FB 74’s 25-13.

On Saturday October 20, the double elimination part of the tournament began. FB 70’s received a bye because of their number one seed while FB 74’s and Optimotion played at 9:15 a.m. Optimotion defeated FB 74’s. Optimotion then played FB 70’s. After 3 innings in this game, FB 70’s was ahead 10-6. In the next 4 innings, FB 70’s out scored Optimotion 10-3 and the final score was FB 70’s winning 20-9.

FB 70’s advanced to the championship game Sunday morning. FB 74’s and Optimotion played Saturday in the losers bracket with FB 74’s winning 23-10. Optimotion was eliminated.

In the Championship game on Sunday at the Buffalo Glen Complex, FB 70’s defeated FB 74’s 28-16. The game was close as the score was 21-16 after five innings. The FB 70’s broke the game open with 7 runs in the sixth inning.

This is the third year in a row that FB 70’s has won The Villages Championship. The leading hitters during the tournament for FB70’s were Steve Long .900; Darrel Smith .867 (9 RBI’s); Dale Travis .857 (2 doubles, 3 triples); Charles Pope .786 (10 RBI’s); Ed Krisha .750; Ron VanDuser .733; Jon Birkhofer .733. Other team members are Bob Buchanan, Ralph Hollis, Dave Hinkley, John Iorio, John Rebardo, Carl Roberts, Carter Honkonen, and Linwood Manning. As a team, FB 70’s batted .720 for the tournament.