Daily Times, In The Community: Slurricanes softball is a championship production
By HARRY CHAYKUN, Special to the Times
The Quan Ta Productions Slurricanes, a member of the Millennium Sunday Softball League, won the 2017 USA of PA Class D2 men's slow pitch state championship in Drifton recently.
The team was among the four District 6 (Delaware and Chester counties) representatives to reach the final eight in the tournament and had to defeat winners bracket champion Unhinged (District 4) twice to claim the title.
The Slurricanes, who posted a 7-1 tourney record, earned a 16-15 decision over Unhinged in 10 innings to force a deciding contest, which they won, 19-9. Joe Simmonds' home run in the bottom of the sixth inning ended the final matchup.
The Slurricanes gave the Millennium League state championships in consecutive years. In 2016, Applegate Softball took the Class E men's slow pitch title.
Among the other members of the Slurricanes team were Mike Ascenzi, Jon Harris, Jimmy Jenkins, Tommy Higgins, Tyler Elko, Angelo Koskinas, Steve Smith, Frank Smith, Steve Michels, Anthony Maggitti, Frank Lanni, Ryan Doga, Jim Broadbelt, and Larry McFadden.