RANDOLPH, NJ- There is a new champion in town for the Randolph Men's Masters Softball League.
Springfield BMW took the title for the recently completed 2017 season, winning a "best of three" game championship round by a 2-1 game margin. The team, led by manager Will Ruscher, defeated Main Street Marketing in an epic battle that was decided in extra innings.
Main Street Marketing proved to be a formidable opponent, emerging from the losers bracket and winning the first game of the double elimination tournament, forcing Springfield BMW to have to win two in a row to be crowned champs.
With both teams limping towards the finish line Springfield BMW emerged as champions when Keith Poskitt had the extra inning game-winning hit. Matt Bibbo was on the mound for Springfield, pitching a solid game to help lead his team to victory.
Team members pictured are as follows:
Top Row: Paul Kratochvil, Steve Fox, William Ruscher, Richard Walton, Matt Bibbo, Joe Troiano, Keith Poskitt. Bottom row (kneeling) Tony Texiera, Dave Leibenhauser, Joe Zamartano, Brian Liston and Mike Behar. Not pictured: Brandon Doto, John Baxter, Phil Battaglia.