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WWL Playoffs: Day 2

posted Aug 20, 2014, 7:56 AM by Washburn Wiffle
By: Jordan Shelton, WWL reporter

    It was Game two in the East Ave Divisional game and it was all Oatka.  The Quackers out hit the top-seeded Hamilton Heat 14 to 2 as they would cruise to the 17-2 win through four.   Regis Pollard would have an all-around solid game as he threw a one-hitter with 8Ks through three innings.  From the plate, Pollard went 7-7, with 3 HR and 10 RBIs.  Jordan Shelton added 2 HRs of his own and 7 RBIs.   A Jake Kocher double and Steve Gaffney single would be the only two hits for the Heat.  Darren McGuire would come in to pitch the final inning for the Quackers, allowing only one hit and ending the Heat's impressive season.  The Oatka Quackers would advance to the 2014 World Series for the fourth consecutive season, seeking their third title in a row.

    In the Main St. Division, the #5 Burnwash Bombers were scheduled to face the #4 Mumford Suns in the first game of the Divisional Series.  However, the Suns were a no-show and failed to field a team for the game.  The league was not informed that the Suns could not make it, so the Bombers would get the forfeit win and advance.

    The Bombers would next face the #2 Washburn Workhorses in a three game series to determine who would meet the Quackers in the World Series.  In game one, the Workhorses would overcome an 8-1 deficit to win 10-9.  Mike Anderson went 5-8 with a double, HR, and 6 RBIs, while striking out 10 from the mound.  Sean Ancker also added a HR for the Workhorses. For the Bombers, Jake Landowski went 3-7 with a triple and 5 RBI.  Chris Terborg added 4 Ks from the mound in the losing effort.

In game two, the Workhorses jumped out to an early 9-1 lead and never looked back as they went on to win 23-3.  Chris Wilson led the Workhorses offense by going 7-7 with 8 RBI.  Anderson went 4-6 with 10 RBIs.  Anderson and Wilson each hit 2 doubles and 2 HR in the elimination game.  Eli Beard struck out 7 on the mound and added a HR at the plate.  Landowski and Matt Heins each had a HR for the Burnwash Bombers.  The Workhorses would advance to the 2014 World Series for the third time in four years.