The 2018 Design League Kickball season began in April and Paul's Ball Army (PBA) was looking to advance beyond the first round of the playoffs and outperform any previous team.
Starting off 3-0, the team was poised to place high in bracket rankings. Mid season slumps hit hard, but the team rallied after the All-Star break to head into the playoffs. With a record of 5-5, the team was seeded very low, but this did not discourage PBA. Aftera double header victory rally in the first and second round of playoffs, PBA successfully advanced to the Championship game.
On July 24, 2018, PBA squared off with the undefeated KTGY. After over 90 minutes of intense game-play, several grand slams, even more spilled beers, and a 25 minute rain delay, KTGY squeaked out a 27-26 victory, with Studio PBA finishing in second place for the season.
The 2018 team consisted of a rotating roster of men and women from the Studio PBA, including:
Aaron Rule, Adam Acree, Chris Fuller, Andrew Hjelmstad, Cy Bergner, JJ Richardson, Jack Nelson, Gina Metge, Tearar Chan, and Martha Jaworowski. Also on the team were several folks from BurkettEUA and friends of Paul's Ball Army.
Thank you to everyone who made the 2018 season possible, including our fearless leader Paul! Training for the 2019 has begun and we have our sights set on winning the cup!