It’s down to the final four in the Komoux Masters Real Baseball League playoffs.
Round one of post-season play was held this past weekend at Highland Field #3 in Comox. In the National League, the Dundee Giants defeated the D&D Construction Cardinals 9-5 and the Cubs beat the Investors Group Astros 6-2.
In American League action, Happy’s Source for Sports Indians edged the Courtenay Plumbing Twins 7-6 and the Fisher Realty Blue Jays knocked off the Brian McLean Yankees 5-1.
Thus the stage is set for this Sunday (Sept. 18) at Highland when the Indians and Blue Jays meet in the American League championship at 10 a.m. followed by the National League championship between the Giants and the Cubs at 2 p.m.
Fans are invited to drop by the ball park and watch some exciting Sunday baseball – admission is free. This weekend’s winners advance to the World Series final on Sept. 24.
In Saturday’s AL semifinal, the Indians built up a commanding 5-0 lead as Andy Marinus and Mike Caton were flawless on the mound for seven innings.
However, deeper into the bullpen proved to be a major problem as the Twins exploded at the plate for three runs in both the top of the eighth and ninth.
Ray Vandermark finally came in to finish off the frame and give the Indians the chance to win in the bottom of the ninth. After a Buck Briggs drive to right field, Jeff Murray came through with a clutch two-out RBI walkoff single to finish both the game and the Twins’ season.