Congratulations! to Howell, for winning the 2015 Applebee's
softball championship game against Tinton Falls, 21-19 2015 standings
Congratulations! to Howell, for winning the 2015 Applebee's
softball championship game against Tinton Falls, 21-19 2015 standings
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If history teaches us anything, then there will be a new champion crowned next year. Manchester 2010 and 2011, Brick 2012 and 2013, and Howell 2014 and 2015.
Thank you to all the teams that came out this year. The forfeits were at an all-time low and rainouts were not an issue at all. We will see you all next season!!!
Here are the results for the semi-final round, August 10th
Howell jumped out to an early lead in the first inning and really set the tone for the rest of the game. Wild Wings was able to chip away with hits and scoring a few runs, but it was not enough as Howell advanced winning 27-8.
In a rematch of last year’s semi-finals, Tinton gained some revenge on Lacey defeating them 27-16. Tinton’s bats woke up and Lacey struggled to score runs.
The 2015 ASL Championship Game will be Monday, August 17th at 5:30 pm, at 801 Old Corlies Ave, in Neptune.
According to Earl’s ASL website, this will be Tinton Falls’ 2nd championship appearance (2009, 2015) and Howell’s 4th championship appearance (2005, 2013, 2014, and 2015). Howell will be looking for their third ring and Tinton will be looking for their first.
Howell defeated Tinton twice during the regular season. Tinton Falls almost defeated Howell in their week 9 meeting, but committed a few errors and Howell capitalized on them. If Tinton can play a clean defensive game, then they can defeat Howell. Howell can defeat Tinton if they limit the hits by Tinton’s big lefty bats that seem to get on base every time. Either way it is set to be a great championship game!
Here are the results for Round 1, July 27th
Toms River (who always plays tough in the playoffs) and Tinton Falls played an even game that was tied after 6 innings.
Tinton Falls went on an offensive explosion scoring 14 runs in the last few innings to advance to the next round winning, 25-12.
Howell jumped out to an early lead vs. Brick Fridays but struggled to score in the middle innings. Brick Fridays chipped away,
but Howell took advantage of a few late key errors to go on a run in the 8th inning, topping Fridays 26-14.
Lacey looks determined to return to the championship game this year as they defeated Brick Applebees 24-4 down south.
And in the closest game of the week Wild Wings and Manalapan played a tight one in Brick. Wild Wings was leading 13-5 heading
into the 9th, and Manalapan went on a run but it was not enough. Wild Wings took the victory 13-10.
Here is the semi-final games scheduled two weeks from now, August 10th, 2015. Everyone enjoy their BYE week.
#4 Buffalo Wild Wings @ #1 Howell
Head to Head- Week Howell 22-12 Wild Wings, Week 7 Howell 19-7 Wild Wings
Howell swept Wild wings during the regular season, but the games were a lot closer than the score would indicate. They played two very even games until
Howell pulled away late to defeat Wild Wings both times. Howell is eager to return to the championship game this year to defend their title,
while Wild Wings is looking to become the first non Applebees team to win the Championship. This will be a great game, and my pick is Howell by a few runs.
#3 Tinton Falls @ #2 Lacey
Head to Head- Week 10 Tinton Falls 24-12 Lacey
Here we go again; this is a rematch of last year’s semi-final game. Last year these two teams were deadlocked after 7 innings and Lacey pulled away late
and defeated Tinton. Lacey took care of Brick pretty easily last week, and Tinton Falls pulled away late to defeat Toms River.
Lacey has the edge defensively in this game, and Tinton has the offensive edge. My pick is Tinton Falls by a few runs, because
they beat them pretty easily Week 10.
These games will be very tight this week and it is important that each team try and bring an umpire to dispute close calls. Also a pinch runner
can be used by someone who is in the lineup. However the pinch runner must have made the last out, no exceptions. A male can’t pinch run for a female
and a female can’t pinch run for a male. We let this slide during the year a little bit, but it is playoff time and that is directly from updated rules.
Here are the results for Week 10, July 20th
Howell defeated Brick 35-19
Tinton Falls defeated Lacey 24-12
And Toms River forfeited to Manalapan.
First off, a big thank you to every single team this year. Forfeits were at an all-time low this year, which was def the benefit of a smaller league.
And thanks to Earl for maintaining the ASL website and doing a great job of updating that weekly.
So the tournament is set, Round one will be July 27th, (August 3rd is a bye week), Semi-final round August 10th and the championship is August 17th.
Each team should bring one umpire to the game.
#8 Brick Fridays @ #1 Howell
Head to Head- Week 9, Howell 37-9 Brick Fridays.
Brick Fridays didn’t put up much of a fight vs. Howell during their regular season game, although they were down a few players. Howell posted their
first undefeated season in their history and had an excellent year. I see Howell defeating Brick Fridays in this first round game.
#7 Brick @ #2 Lacey
Head to Head- Week 1, Lacey 24-13 Brick… Week 6, Lacey 20- Brick 4
On paper, it looks as though Lacey should be a clear cut winner in this game. However Lacey has struggled the last few weeks of the season and is
limping into the playoffs. They narrowly defeated Toms River and were beaten by Howell and Tinton Falls. Still, it’s tough to go against them in
the playoffs as they are eager to return to the championship game this year. Brick has had an off year, but none of that matters now, it is all
about playoffs! Do not be surprised if Brick pulls the upset here, but my pick is Lacey having the edge.
#6 Toms River @ #3 Tinton Falls
Head to Head- Week 2, Tinton 37- 17 Toms River…Week 7, Tinton 26-2 Toms River
Tinton Falls has been an interesting team this year, losing some questionable games. However, it is playoff time and they always turn it on for
playoffs. If they have their entire team assembled for this game, than I do not see it being much of a fight. If they can only get a few members
of their team, than it will be a closer game. Either way I see them coming out on top in this game.
#5 Manalapan @ #4 Wild Wings
Head to Head- Week 8, Wild Wings 14-6 Manalapan
This will be the closest game of the week. Manalapan always shows up for the playoffs and they along with Howell and Brick are looking for their
3rd ASL championship. Wild Wings posted an impressive season, but has drawn the toughest first round game. They have finished the season on a
roll and they hope that continues thru the playoffs. My pick is Wild Wings by a few runs.
Here are the lines for Week 10, July 20th
Howell (-4) @ Brick
Lacey (+1) @ Tinton Falls
Toms River (+1) @ Manalapan
Wild Wings and Brick Fridays have BYE’s this week.
Here are the results for Week 9, July 13th
I’ll keep it short this week because of the playoff picture below.
Howell 37-9 Brick Fridays
Wild Wings 21-8 Brick
Tinton Falls 21-18 Manalapan
Lacey 6-5 Toms River
-Howell has locked up the 1 seed.
-Lacey has locked up the 2 seed.
-Brick Fridays has locked up the 8 seed.
-If Tinton Falls beats Lacey, than they are the 3 seed and Wild Wings is the 4 seed. If Tinton loses to Lacey, than they are the 4 seed and Wild Wings the 3 seed.
-Seeds 5-7 will be decided this week. Toms River owns the tiebreaker vs. Brick, and the tiebreaker between Manalapan and Toms River will be decided this week.
Manalapan is tied with Brick head to head, so it would go to runs given up. At this moment Manalapan and Brick have given up the exact same number of runs (162).
If that number is tied by the end of the year, than the tiebreaker will go to run differential, with Manalapan having that edge.
-If Manalapan wins and Brick loses, then 5. Manalapan, 6. T.R. and 7. Brick
-If Toms River wins and Brick loses, then 5. T.R., 6. Manalapan and 7. Brick
-If Manalapan wins and Brick wins, then 5. Manalapan, 6. Brick and 7. T.R.
-If Toms River wins and Brick wins, then there is a 3 way tie between the teams because they will all be 3-7. Toms River owns the tiebreaker vs. Brick and Manalapan
so they would be the 5 seed. Manalapan is tied with Brick head to head, so it would go to runs given up to determine the 6 and 7 seed.
At this moment Manalapan and Brick have given up the exact same number of runs (162). If that number is tied by the end of the year, than the
tiebreaker will go to run differential, with Manalapan having that edge.
This week’s games are crucial in playoff seeding’s. Howell will try and complete their undefeated season as Brick try’s to improve on their playoff positioning.
The Toms River, Manalapan game will dictate seeds 5-7 and I see Toms River having the edge in this one. And I see Tinton Falls
(if they can get their full team together) having the edge vs. Lacey. This game is irrelevant for Lacey, but Tinton is playing for that 3 seed.
Here are the lines for Week 9, July 13th
Howell (-4) @ Brick Fridays
Wild Wings (-2) @ Brick
Tinton Falls (-2) @ Manalapan
Toms River (+4) @ Lacey
Here are the results for Week 8, July 6th
Brick posted and impressive win vs. Manalapan that will be crucial in playoff seeding’s 21-7.
Wild Wings and Toms River were tied after 7 innings, but Wild Wings went on an offensive explosion scoring a bunch in the 8th and 9th innings,
and eventually won 38-18.
After putting up 29 runs last week, Brick Fridays struggled against Lacey by losing 30-1.
And in the game of the week, Howell and Tinton Falls played an extremely even, well fought game. Tinton Falls jumped out to an early lead,
but Howell came back and there were several lead changes during the game. Howell eventually took advantage of a few errors that Tinton committed
and beat them 23-18.
The Top 4:… Howell and Lacey can lock up seeds 1 and 2 with one more win on the season. Howell owns the tiebreaker vs. Lacey. The 3 and 4 seed
will most likely be Tinton Falls and Wild Wings. Tinton Falls can get the 3 seed if they win their final two games.
Wild Wins owns the tiebreaker vs. Tinton Falls, so if they have identical records, than Wild Wings 3 and Tinton 4
The bottom 4:… The only seed that is officially locked up is Brick Fridays at 8. Brick and Toms River own tiebreakers vs. Fridays,
so that is why Fridays has the 8 seed locked up. The other three teams, Manalapan, Toms River and Brick are so close together in records now. Let’s see how this week goes
and I will send out the playoff picture next week for these teams. If Brick can defeat Wild Wings this week, there is a shot they could slide
all the way up to the 5 seed. Either way, the Toms River vs. Manalapan game in the final week of the season will be a huge matchup.
NOTE: This week is the final game of the regular season for Wild Wings and Brick Fridays because they played their game during the rain week.
They’re free to scrimmage themselves during week 10 or just take the week off.
Here are the lines for Week 9, July 6th
Howell (-2) @ Tinton Falls
Wild Wings (-4) @ Toms River
Brick (+2) @ Manalapan
Brick Fridays (+4) @ Lacey
Here are the results for Week 8, June 29th
Buffalo Wild Wings is back on the winning track taking down Manalapan 14-6.
Toms River posted an impressive 17-10 victory over Brick down south.
Tinton Falls defeated Brick Fridays 38-29 in an offensive explosion. Brick Fridays entered yesterday’s game averaging just under 8 runs a game
posted 29 runs against one of the best defenses in the league, seems a little suspect…
And finally in the battle of the unbeaten teams, Howell used a huge first inning to defeat Lacey. Lacey got off to slow start but made their usual late run,
but it was not enough. Howell ended up winning 24-11 taking advantage of a few of Lacey’s errors.
Three more weeks left in the season and seeds 1-8 can go anyway pretty much. These last three weeks will be exciting and whoever gets hot will catapult
themselves to a lower seed. Brick looks to get back on the winning track against suddenly struggling Manalapan. Wild Wings is looking to win
out the rest of the season to secure a top 4 seed for the playoffs. Howell and Tinton Falls play a huge game that will likely determine one of the top
seeds for the playoffs. And Lacey and Brick Fridays meet in Lacey, and we will see if Fridays can produce a lot of runs this week as well…
Here are the lines for Week 8, June 29th
Lacey (+1) @ Howell
Brick (-3) @ Toms River
Manalapan (+2) @ Wild Wings
Tinton Falls (-4) @ Brick Fridays
Here are the results for Week 7, June 22nd
Brick Fridays is on the board in the win column this year as they defeated their across the street rivals Brick Applebees 15-7.
Lacey took care of Manalapan 19-9.
Tinton Falls’ defense held Toms River to a season low 2 runs as they defeated them 26-2.
And Howell and Buffalo Wild Wings played an extremely even, well defensive game up until the 7th inning. Wild Wings jumped out to an early lead,
but Howell came back and eventually topped them 19-7.
With their wins this week, Howell and Lacey have clinched the American and National League division titles, and a first round home game and can finish
no lower than four in the overall standings.
This week features games that will be crucial in playoff seeding’s. Brick will finally meet the team that they share the same field with Toms River,
as Brick tries to climb up in the standings. Tinton Falls will look to take down Brick Fridays in their trip down South.
Manalapan and Wild Wings have very similar records and only see each other once, so this game is extremely important, should the two end up tied.
And in a rematch of last year’s championship, the two undefeated teams this year finally meet in Howell, in their only matchup during the year.
We have four games left to go (for most teams). The top seeds in the playoffs and that first round home game are within reach for the majority of the teams.
So far Howell and Lacey have clinched 2 out of the top 4 seeds for the playoffs. Tinton Falls, Manalapan, Wild Wings and Brick are all within reach of the
other top seeds. And Toms River and Brick Fridays can get a mini run going and move up on the standings seed wise to set themselves up for the playoffs.
Every team has done an excellent job of showing up this year, and we have not had a single forfeit, and I don’t see us having one this year, so thank you for that.
NOTE: This is the last week to add players to your roster.
Here are the lines for Week 7, June 22nd
Manalapan (+3) @ Lacey
Brick Fridays (+3) @ Brick
Wild Wings (+2) @ Howell
Toms River (+3) @ Tinton Falls
Here are the results for Week 6th, June 15th
Lacey defeated Brick in a shortened game due to rain 20-4,
Manalapan escaped with a win vs. Brick Fridays, narrowly defeating them 11-10 to get back on the winning track.
Howell used a big first inning to defeat Toms River 19-6, in a game that looked like it was going to get rained out at any minute.
And in the biggest upset this year so far, Buffalo Wild Wings and Tinton Falls played a solid defensive game in Brick, with Wild Wings coming out on top 12-8.
Wild Wings is starting to heat up, narrowly losing to Lacey last week and taking down Tinton this week.
I have attached an updated schedule in the email. As of now, Wild Wings and Brick Fridays have byes for the rain week July 20th, because the other six teams will be making up the June 5th games that week. However this schedule is subject to change if it rains, or if something else happens.
This week Brick Fridays will be looking for their first win as they take on their neighboring restaurant across Chambers Bridge Rd, Brick Applebees.
Tinton Falls will be looking to extend their personal winning streak vs. Toms River by sweeping them for the year.
Manalapan played a very even game with Lacey last time they met, but in typical Lacey fashion, they pulled away late and defeated them in Week 2.
And finally Wild Wings will be looking to inch up on the standings by taking down Howell after their week 2 defeat to them.
NOTE- Final rosters must be set after next week, June 29th. No more new players can be added to any teams after that date;
this is to obviously prevent teams from just loading up for the playoffs. Also tiebreakers will certainly be a factor
in determining playoff seeds this year. Just a reminder, tiebreakers go 1. Head to Head record, 2. Runs given up, 3. Run differential
Here are the lines for Week 6, June 16th
Toms River (+4) @ Howell
Tinton Falls (-2) @ Wild Wings
Brick Fridays (+3) @ Manalapan
Lacey (-2) @ Brick
Here are the results of Week 5, June 8th
Toms River and Brick Fridays played a tight game, until Toms River pulled ahead late to secure their first victory of the year, winning 15-11.
Tinton Falls is back on the winning track by defeating Brick Applebees 22-12.
Howell defeated their old rivals Manalapan 24-5 in an impressive defensive game.
And in the game of the week Lacey and Buffalo Wild Wings played a classic low scoring game. It was a back and forth game
with Lacey eventually pulling away winning 9-7 in Lacey.
We are almost half way through the season and each team is doing an excellent job of showing up every week, this is definitely
one of the benefits of a smaller league. Remember, every team makes the playoffs, if they show up every week.
This week features rematches from Week 1 of the season. Howell will look to sweep Toms River for the season series.
Manalapan will look to get back on the winning track by trying to defeat Brick Fridays again.
Brick and Lacey played an even game week 1, until Lacey pulled away late, so they will be looking to get to Lacey early.
And Buffalo Wild Wings has been getting better and better as the weeks have gone on, and they will be looking for revenge against
Tinton Falls. Tinton defeated them 35-21 week 1 and it will be another high scoring affair.
Here are the matchups for Week 5, June 8th
Manalapan (+3) @ Howell
Wild Wings (+3) @ Lacey
Brick (+3) @ Tinton Falls
Fridays (+1) @ Toms River
Here are the results for Week 4, June 1st
Wild Wings and Brick Fridays were the only brave teams this week actually playing their game in a rainy matchup down south.
Wild Wings jumped out to a big lead and never looked back, defeating Fridays 19-1.
The 3 games that were rained out, Lacey @ TF, Howell @ Brick and TR @ Manalapan will likely be moved to July 20th, which is the rain week.
Hopefully is doesn’t rain anymore to further complicate scheduling!
This week we feature our first real American vs. National League games, seeing as how Week 4 was pretty much washed away.
Manalapan will visit Howell down south to see if they can continue to impress on the year as they look to move to 3-1,
Buffalo Wild Wings is looking to gain some steam and pull off the upset against Lacey,
Brick will be trying to knock off Tinton Falls up north and both Toms River and Brick Fridays will be looking for
their first win of the year as they meet in Toms River.
Everyone enjoy their week off bye for Memorial Day and remember we resume in two weeks, June 1st
Here are the lines for Week 4, JUNE 1st
Brick Fridays (+2) @ Wild Wings
Toms River (+2) @ Manalapan
Howell (-3) @ Brick
Lacey (+1) @ Tinton Falls
Here are the results for Week 3, May 18th of ASL softball.
Buffalo Wild Wings earned their first win of the year against Toms River, pounding out 37 runs and giving up 13.
Lacey’s defense seems to be on point yet again this year as they surrendered only 3 runs to Brick Fridays, topping them 29-3.
Manalapan is definitely disappointed with their 1-9 season last year and has already jumped out to a 2-1 start this year, by defeating Brick yesterday 25-10 down south.
And Howell used a huge 2nd and 3rd inning to jump out to a lead vs. Tinton Falls that they were never able to recover from. Tinton made a run in the 9th inning by hitting a pair of long 3 run homeruns, but it was not enough as Howell won 34-10. Tinton is def looking forward to their July 6th rematch at Tinton.
Here are the lines for Week 3, May 18th
Lacey (-3) @ Brick Fridays
Manalapan (-1) @ Brick
Toms River (+3) @ Wild Wings
Tinton Falls (-1) @ Howell
Note: two weeks from now, May 26th is a BYE week for Memorial Day weekend.
Here are the results for Week 2 of ASL softball.
Brick earned their first win of the season against across the street rivals, Brick Fridays 14-11.
Howell and Buffalo Wild Wings played a back and forth game, but Howell put up a few insurance runs in the 8th and 9th innings and they pulled away winning 22-12.
In a game that was tied after 6 innings, Lacey eventually pulled away and improved to 2-0 on the season defeating Manalapan 31-16.
And Tinton Falls’ offense continues to put up runs and impress defeating Toms River 36-17
Here are the lines for Week 2, May 12th.
Lacey (-2) @ Manalapan
Brick (-3) @ Brick Fridays
Howell (-3) @ Wild Wings
Tinton Falls (-3) @ Toms River
Here are the results for Week 1, May 4th.
Newly improved Manalapan opened the year in the win column, hoping to bounce back from a disappointing season last year defeating Brick Fridays 29-12.
Brick and Lacey were pretty much even through 5 innings and then Lacey took advantage of a few Brick errors, eventually winning 24-13.
It was an offensive explosion between Tinton Falls and Wild Wings up north, with Tinton eventually winning 35-21.
And the defending champions Howell defeated Toms River down south 32-5.
Week 1, Monday May 4th.
Brick (+2) @ Lacey
Howell (-3) @ Toms River
Manalapan (-1) @ Brick Fridays
Buffalo Wild Wings (+3) @ Tinton Falls
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