The Ducks (1-0) advance to the Wales Conference semifinals thanks to a 10-1 win over the Gray Bats (0-1), setting up a rematch with Kenny Powers and the rival Black Sox.
Nick Homa doesn’t lose to Ben Sorosky.
The game was scoreless going into the top of the 3rd when Sorosky singled home some dude who hates his coach.
The Gray Bats led 1-0. They had runners on first and second with nobody out.
Ducks’ reliever Adam Smith was warming up in the pen, the Bats had their best hitter at the plate, and he infield-flied out.
Homa K’d the next guy, then a ground-out ended the threat.
In the bottom of the 3rd, the Ducks scored five runs with two outs.
Gwin singled and stole second, then
Captain doubled to center.
with the score tied Kirk stepped to the plate…
Gibson drove in what would be the game winning run
Gibson advanced on a passed ball.
Wojton singled in Kirk.
Depo hit a bases clearing double to right-center and the Ducks led 5-1 after 3.
The Gray Bats hit out of order, but weren’t called out. I think it was a typo in the lineup card, but this is the playoffs.
Casale led off the 4th with a walk.
Gwin bunted down the thirdbase line, beat the throw to first, which got away from J.Rocker, and Casale scored.
Gwin marked it as an RBI double in the book.
Ducks 6, Gray Bats 1 after 5.
In the bottom of the sixth, Sorosky was relieved trailing 6-1.
Casale walked to start the inning, then a perfectly executed hit and run by Gwin and Casale turned into another RBI double to right for Gwin.
Novak tripled to right to make the score 8-1.
Kirk Gibson’s Homerun
McCray is now tied with Gwin and Wojton for the Ducks all-time post season HR record. (1)
He hit one off the dirt mound well past the wall in right field.
The Commish and Strom retrieved the ball
they can attest – it was a shot.
Homa retired the side in order in the top of the 7th.
i think i missed an inning in the recap.
After all that talk about sportsmanship, the Gray Bats’ coach didn’t shake hands after the game.
This was the Ducks’ day, Homa was better than Lombaradi this afternoon, and the Ducks hit when we had to.
We didn’t stop after one inning of offense.
Both teams played hard and with class.
it could have been a different game if that guy makes the diving catch on Captain and if maybe the Bats more guys contributing on offense, but when the dust settled, and South Oakland won by nine  runs.
The gin bucket will flow again.
The South Oakland Ducks of the North Side are now 6-4 all time in post season play.
This is the game we’ve been waiting for since we were eliminated last season.
We knew it was coming all year.
Another shot at Kenny Powers and the Sox for the right to advance to the Conference Finals.
I bet the Sox would have rather played the Rebels or whatever, but they knew they’d get us again, and deep down i know Kenny, and Goldie, BSOX 40, and Chalfin are pumped its us.
The Rebels play the Owlz in the Forgone Conclusion Game tomorrow.
The Bombers crushed the Oilers 10-1, and take on the Fightin’s’ tomorrow.
The Bulldogs play the Warriors in the other Campbell Conference semi.