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Apparently, the 4th time is the real charm. We Kick Balls, has a record 25-5-2 over the past four seasons of Xoso Indoor Kickball, and has finished 2nd or first in the regular season in each of those seasons. They had failed to win the championship until knocking the monkey off their back last night!
This season they ended with a 7-1 record and faced off against the #4 Trailer Park Kids in the first game of the playoffs. They took an early three run lead in the first inning and extended it to a 7-0 lead in the 2nd. In the 4th inning, TPK rallied and closed within 8-3 and it looked like the momentum was turning. Unfortunately for the Trailer Park Kids, We Kick Balls bounced back with two runs in the double damage inning and cruised on to a 13-5 win.
In a rematch of last season's championship game, Kickin' it Old Skool matched up with the #2 Rippin' and Tearin' (formerly Kicks n Giggles). This game was a nail biter and pitching duel all the way through. Rippin' and Tearin' scored a run in the first inning and Kickin' it Old Skool answered in the bottom of the 2nd inning to tie it at one apiece. In the double damage third inning, they added two more runs to increase their lead to 5-1, but Rippin' and Tearin' added one run in the 4th and three more in the 5th to tie the game at 5-5 going into the final inning. To avoid extra innings, They added one more in the top of the 6th to take a 6-5 lead and put the pressure on Kickin' it Old Skool who did not want to blow a 5-1 lead and lose the game. Luckily for them, they ended the game with a walk off kick and won 7-6.
In the championship between the #1 We Kick Balls and the #3 Kickin' it Old Skool, the #1 seed proved why they were #1. They took a 7-0 lead heading into the 3rd inning before Kickin' It Old Skool got on the board with 6 runs. Then We Kick Balls added more in the bottom of the third, more in the double damage 4th inning, and three more in the bottom of the 5th to take a 20-6 lead into the last inning. Kickin' it Old Skool got a couple runners on base and scored one run before We Kick Balls got the third and final out to seal their first Xoso Indoor Kickball championship.
Congratulations to We Kick Balls, Kickin' It Old Skool, and the rest of the great teams and players who made this another successful Xoso kickball season in Sacramento!