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Posted at 3:30 p.m. on July 17, 2012
Major League Baseball marked the halfway point of its season with an exciting All-Star game Tuesday. Unlike MLB, softball in Washington, D.C., doesn’t hold such a game to mark its midway point.
Rather, it’s the calendar that functions as the unofficial time keeper of the season’s progress. While the second half is now under way, the first provided a preview of which teams are likely to shine and which need work.
In the House Softball League, the Texas Republic continues to stand head and shoulders above the rest. The team is currently on a 15-game regular season winning streak and is in first place with a solid 7-0 record. On Thursday, it’ll square off against the Liberty Square Sliders, a rematch of the 2010 league championship in which Texas Republic breezed to victory. Other teams, such as the 0-7 Swift Justice, haven’t been so fortunate.
After weeks of being ranked as the top team in the Congressional Softball League, the Bada Bings finally suffered a close loss to the Hitmen at the end of June. The team currently sits in second with a stellar 10-1 record. Presently occupying first place with a 9-0 record is the Injured Reserves. In the cellar, are PACA Fools (0-7) and DAI Stingers (0-8).
According to the Senate Softball League website, the Pacurs is the team to beat, with an unrivaled seven wins and zero losses.
But not far behind is Elevated Threat, the Regulators, Mad Dogs, the IoWins and the Duelers, all with six wins apiece. At 0-7, the Glover Park Groupers has yet to clinch a victory. Other teams yet to catch fire include the Arkansas Naturals (0-5), North Dakota Freeze (0-4) and the J Curveballs (0-5-1).