Fraternity Softball Semifinals – Chico State
Posted by Luke Minton on Monday, May 23rd, 2011 at 2:06 pm
It was a great day to be involved in Greek athletics this past Friday. The afternoon featured two semi-final games, a home run derby, and the championship game. The home run derby competition was in honor of Gunnar Sandberg, whose inspirational comeback after being struck in the head by a baseball about a year ago, has impacted many students at Chico State. Next spring, the first annual Gunnar Sandberg award will be given out this event to an inspirational Chico State student.
Also part of the festivities on the Yolo Fields, was the announcement of Greek Week
teams for next semesters I Love The 90’s theme. The event, which will take place in early October, will be benefiting The Boys & Girls Club as well as Habitat for Humanity. They will also be re-introducing the traditional Parade of Lights, where each Greek team builds a float to be driven through downtown during Greek Week.
Semi-Final #1: Alpha Sigma Phi vs. Theta Chi
In week one of the season, Theta Chi had easily defeated Alpha Sig by a score of 10-0. However, in that game Alpha Sig was missing a couple key players and was ready for a rematch this time around. Jumping out to an early lead, Alpha Sig was able to prevent Theta Chi from coming back due in part from stellar defense which robbed Theta Chi of hits. Theta Chi made some nice defensive plays of their own, but just couldn’t get their offense going. Alpha Sig won the game by a score of 5-2.
Semi-Final #2: Pi Kappa Alpha vs. Sigma Nu
The second semi-final match up turned out to be a more lopsided game. Sigma Nu was able to hang with Pike early on in the game. A combination of errors of defense and good hitting by Pike, was the difference as Sigma Nu was defeated 12-2.
Home Run Derby
Two representatives were selected by each fraternity to participate in a three round home run derby. Each hitter was allotted five outs, and tried to hit as many softballs as possible over a line of cones that spanned across the outfield. Home runs did not carry over from round to round. The final round ended up being a very close slugfest as Garrett from Kappa Sigma was able to beat out Aaron from Sigma Nu by a single home run to win the event.
Greek Week Teams
Theme: I Love The 90’s
1.) Alpha Delta Pi, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, Kappa Alpha Psi, Delta Xi Phi
2.) Sigma Kappa, Alpha Sigma Phi, Sigma Pi, Upsilon Kappa Delta
3.) Alpha Phi, Pi Kappa Alpha, Phi Kappa Tau, Epsilon Sigma Rho
4.) Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Sigma, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Omega Delta
5.) Alpha Gamma Delta, Theta Chi, Gamma Zeta Alpha, Lambda Theta Nu
Championship Game: Alpha Sigma Phi vs. Pi Kappa Alpha
This also was a rematch from the regular season. Pike had previously defeated Alpha Sig easily 13-3. Both sides were energized, and wanted more than just making it to the final game. Alpha Sig was looking to bring home their third intramural championship in their first year, while Pike was hoping to win their first ever championship. In the very first inning Pike was able to score multiple runs due in part to well placed hits and mistakes by Alpha Sig. Pike’s pitcher tossed a great game, as Alpha Sig struggled to get hits. After a very quick game, Pike came out victorious by a score of 5-1. Congratulations to Pike for finishing off the year undefeated and for winning their first intramural championship!
2010-2011 Fraternity Intramural Sports Champions
Flag Football: Alpha Sigma Phi
Soccer: Alpha Sigma Phi
Volleyball: Sigma Nu
Basketball: Theta Chi
Softball: Pi Kappa Alpha
Larry Bassow reiterated that, “The future’s bright”, for fraternity athletics, as three out of the five championships were won by Alpha Sig and Pike who are still new additions to campus. It was just announced that this year’s winner of the Greek Cup, which goes to the top point getter overall based on sportsmanship, individual game results, final standings, and championships is Theta Chi.