Offense Reigns Supreme in IM Softball

The intramural softball season swung into full gear this week with most teams seeing action on Whitnall Field.

The League A preseason favorite Phi Kappa Tau (Phi Tau) continued to fulfill predictions this week. After a 2-0 record last week, Phi Tau beat Delta Upsilon (DU) A, 10-8 on Monday to move to 3-0 on the young season.

Closely behind Phi Tau, however, is Cobra Chi A at 2-0. Cobra Chi A defeated Donkey Ranch, 16-6 on Monday to move into second place in the league. Theta Chi A stands at 2-1, after close victories over Donkey Ranch and DU A this week, while the two squads defeated by Theta Chi are each 0-3 after two weeks of play.

While DU A has struggled in League A, DU B has excelled in League B. After a 19-9 victory over Shooter McGavin & Company on Tuesday, DU B moved to the top of the league standings at 2-0. The rest of League B stands at .500 or lower, with Beta A putting itself within striking distance of DU after a 15-9 victory over the Great Colgate Ballers on Wednesday.

There have been no surprises in League C so far, as the two most experienced teams are also the remaining two undefeated teams in the league. The Yo Mets are 2-0 after a 25-10 drubbing of the Blazers on Monday and a forfeit win over $11.49. The Brothers beat the same two teams by a combined 20-run margin this week, setting up a highly anticipated League C match up between the two undefeated teams in the league next week.

League D is the tightest league to date, with first and last place separated by one game going into the end of this week. Theta Chi B is the only undefeated team at 1-0 after a 14-13 nail-biter over Phi Delta Theta (Phi Delt) on Monday. At 1-1 are Phi Tau B, Phi Delt and CCF, with Phi Delt in second place in the standings due to a 1-0 tie breaking record against the other two 1-1 teams in the league. Cobra Chi B fell to CCF on Tuesday, 8-4, in its first game of the season.

151 High Octane picked up two victories in its first two games of the season this week, including a five-run win over the Diabeatings on Wednesday, that knocked the Diabeatings out of first place. The two teams are a combined 4-1 on the season, while Phi Tau J, the Pig Slammers and the LNA Pound R’s round out the bottom portion of the league with a combined 0-3 record.

Perhaps the most surprising and dominant team in league play this season has been West. The undefeated League F leaders took home a 19-5 victory over the Warrior Poets this week, solidly following up a dismantling of Mike Seiver’s Best Friend last week to take over the league’s top spot. The only other team with a winning record at this early point in the League F season is Brother 2 Brother, which was 1-0 entering Thursday’s game with Mike Seiver’s Best Friend.

The 2-0 Crazy Flamingos made a statement this week in League G by moving into first place early in the week after an 18-2 trouncing of the Lolligaggers. With a Counter Revolution victory over the Deadweight Loss on Thursday, a pivotal match up for first place in the league was set up for later in the season when Counter Revolution faces the Crazy Flamingos.

League H has seen relatively little action this season due to forfeits and rain outs. Poseidon’s Wrath still remains in first place in the league with a 1-0 record after a defeat of Gate House last week.