The 2005 Shenango Valley Modified Softball League playoffs begin Sunday, July 31. Unlike previous years which involved intra-divisional play, the 2005 playoffs will feature a modified format. Because of the six-team setup, the league will use a double-elimination format to determine the final two teams that will play in the best-of-five championship series. The format is similar to that used in the NCAA College World Series with some adaptation.

    Each team is guaranteed two playoff games, just as in the intra-divisional setup. The top two seeds, which both earn quarterfinal-round byes, need to win just two games to reach the finals -- the same as before.

    The best-of-five finals are scheduled to begin Monday, August 8.


Sunday, July 31
Game 1-No. 4 Notre Dame 16, No. 5 Thunderplex 6
Game 2-No. 6 Sunset Lanes 8, No. 3 Tony's Pizza and Pub 5

Monday, August 1
Game 3-Tony's Pizza and Pub 6, Thunderplex 4 (Thunderplex eliminated)

Tuesday, August 2
Game 4-No. 2 Hickory Grille 17, Sunset Lanes 2

Wednesday, August 3
Game 5-No. 1 Pioneer Home Equity 10, Notre Dame 3
Game 6-Tony's Pizza and Pub def. Sunset Lanes (Sunset Lanes eliminated)

Thursday, August 4
Game 7-Hickory Grille 2, Pioneer Home Equity 1
(Winner's Bracket Final -- Hickory Grille advances to championship finals)
Game 8-Tony's Pizza and Pub 26, Notre Dame 21 (Notre Dame eliminated)

Sunday, August 7
Game 9-Pioneer Home Equity 12, Tony's Pizza and Pub 7
(Loser's Bracket Final -- Pioneer Home Equity advances to championship finals)

Tuesday, August 9
Game One of Championship Series: Hickory Grille 7, Pioneer Home Equity 5

Thursday, August 11
Game Two of Championship Series: Hickory Grille 12, Pioneer Home Equity 1
(Hickory Grille Leads Best-of-Five 2-0)

Tuesday, August 16
Game Three of Championship Series: Pioneer Home Equity 18, Hickory Grille 11
(Hickory Grille Leads Best-of-Five 2-1)

Thursday, August 18
Game Four of Championship Series: Hickory Grille 7, Pioneer Home Equity 6
(Hickory Grille Wins Championship, 3 games to 1)

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