By Adam Holt
Twenty-four teams compete Saturday, Oct. 5 for the 2019 Minnesota Softball Fall State Men’s Slow Pitch Championships at Sand Creek Park in Coon Rapids.
The 24 teams are divided into six pools of four. The four teams in each pool will play two games to determine which group they make for bracket play— the two first-game winners play each other for first place, and the two first-game losers play each other for third place. The four teams that take first qualify for the 164 Bracket, while the second-place teams make the Gold Bracket, the third-place teams make the Silver Bracket and the fourth-place teams make the Bronze Bracket.
Pool A features MN Maniax/SA facing Pure X Hale and Stagecoach/CA playing Lifted/Baker. Pool B’s matchups are Gringos vs. Berserk Athletics and Sota Boys vs. Paul’s Auto and Tire. Pool C has GHR playing Hanover Hilltop and Kubes Construction playing Team MJ/Willy McCoy’s. Pool D has A&B Transmissions vs. The Hitmen and Coors Light/Riverlink vs. Hot Ice. Pool E sees Hodgeman Drainage playing XPS and Fairline Security playing #EDSTRONG. Pool F is Dogg Pound/Spin One vs. MN Mercenaries and Express/M&M/Jacks/Heat vs. BDH/Genco.
The first games start at 9 a.m., with games in pool play being played at 9, 10 and 11. Bracket play begins at 3 p.m. with the championship games for each bracket starting at 7 p.m.