2022 Spring Playoff Structure

With 12 Teams in the League, only the TOP 8 TEAMS during the Regular Season will advance to the 2021 Durham Softball Spring Playoffs. The Teams that make the Playoffs will be determined by a seeded tie-breaker format, as described here.

The Top 8 Teams will play a single elimination tournament to determine the winner.

The Bottom 4 Teams will play a Consolation Tournament against each other to determine 9th-12th Place.

  • Every Win during either tournament will earn $50 for the Winning Team’s Charity.
  • The Championship Winning Team will earn $200.
  • The Consolation Winning Team will earn $100.
  • total of $700 in donations will be awarded between our 19 Charities during the Playoffs.

Game Schedule: 

Sunday, June 5, 2022:

10:30am. Game 1. #10 Seed vs. #11 Seed.

11:45am. Game 2. #9 Seed vs. #12 Seed.

1:00pm. Game 3. #4 Seed vs. #5 Seed.

2:15pm. Game 4. #3 Seed vs. #6 Seed.

3:30pm. Game 5. #2 Seed vs. #7 Seed.

4:45pm. Game 6. #1 Seed vs. #8 Seed.

Sunday, June 12, 2022:

10:30am. Game 7. Winner Game 1 (#10/#11) vs. Winner Game 2 (#9/#12). Consolation Bracket Final.

12:00pm. Game 8. Winner Game 3 (#4/#5) vs. Winner Game 6 (#1/#8).

1:30pm. Game 9. Winner Game 4 (#3/#6) vs. Winner Game 5 (#2/#7).

3:00pm. Game 10. Winner Game 8 vs. Winner Game 9 (Highest Seed is Home Team). Championship Bracket Final.

Sunday, June 26, 2022: Rainout Date, if needed.

2021 Spring Playoff Structure

With 10 Teams in the League, only the TOP 8 TEAMS during the Regular Season will advance to the 2021 Durham Softball Spring Playoffs. The Teams that make the Playoffs will be determined by:

  1. Win-Loss Record.
  2. Head-to-Head Record.
  3. Run Differential.
  4. Runs Scored.

The Top 8 Teams will play a single elimination tournament to determine the winner.

The Bottom 2 Teams will play a Consolation Tournament, which could be up to two games long.

Of the 4 teams to lose in Week 1, the Highest Seed will advance to the Consolation Championship against the winner of the 9/10 matchup. The winner of the 9/10 matchup will advance one more week to play the “Highest Seed to Lose” for one more game before the end of the season and a chance at the Consolation Championship.

  • Every Win during either tournament will earn $50 for the Winning Team’s Charity.
  • The Championship Winning Team will earn $200.
  • The Consolation Winning Team will earn $100.
  • total of $700 in donations will be awarded between our 19 Charities during the Playoffs.

2019 Spring Playoff Structure

With 16 Teams in the League, only the TOP 8 TEAMS during the Regular Season will advance to the 2019 Durham Softball Spring Playoffs. The Teams that make the Playoffs will be determined by:

  1. Win-Loss Record.
  2. Head-to-Head Record.
  3. Run Differential.
  4. Runs Scored.

The Top 8 Teams will play a single elimination tournament to determine the winner.

To keep the Bottom 8 Teams interested, the Top 8 Teams will be “adopting” one of the other charities to also compete for their cause during the Playoffs. These Sponsors will receive an additional 50% of the donations won by each Team during the Playoffs. Partner Organizations will be assigned in reverse order of finish, with #1 paired with #16, #2 paired with #15, #3 paired with #14, etc.

  • Each Game will earn $50 for the Winning Team’s Charity, with their Partner Charity also receiving $25, for a total of a $75 donation per game.
  • The Championship Team will earn $200, with their Partner Charity also receiving $100, for a total of a $300 donation on the line during the Championship.
  • A total of $750 in donations will be awarded between our 16 Charities during the Playoffs.

Everyone is still encouraged to come out and watch the games, support our charities, and visit Bralie’s after the game for a free beer!