South Oakland of the North Side has won three straight and four of their last five games to finish with a semi-respectable 10-11 record. The Ducks clinched the 5th seed with a 10-0 win over the Devils, last Sunday.
The Ducks have won their last two games by a combined score of 26-6.
Our game vs. the Bulldogs tonight was cancelled becuase the city gave our rain date to the youth league that plays at Spring Hill, didn’t tell anyone until this afternoon, and we couldn’t find an open field anywhere else tonight on such short notice.
I guess it’s fitting. The regular season was somewhat disappointing (as was the blog), but high points include beating the defending champion WOLFPACK 7-1, the wild, 13-12 walkoff win vs. Cranberry, and the walkoff come-from-behind 3-2 win against the Eagles last week.
We can make up for all that mediocrity with a couple wins this weekend.
Our lineup matches up well. We scored 121 runs in 21 games. If we keep playing sound defense, we can make a run at it, especially given the playoff format. We just have to get past the play-in game. The one and done round is intense.
Here is the bracket:
Here are the standings, pending the outcome of tonight’s Carrick / WOLFPACK! game
On Saturday morning we will play the Eagles, with whom we have split a pair of really close games this season.
If we lose to the Eagles our season is over.
If we win, we will play the winner of the Cranberry vs. Oilers Game immediately following the Eagles game.
I remember when the Eagles had a lefty shortstop for like 3 years and routinely beat us anyway. Bad times.
Hopefully we have 3 games next weekend for me to not recap.