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posted Oct 6, 2015, 8:02 AM by Washburn Wiffle

CALEDONIA, NY -- Winning is one thing the Oatka Quackers are acclimated to in August.

The Quackers blanked the heavily favored Washburn Workhorses in back to back games to clinch the franchise’s fourth consecutive World Series championship and improve their all-time August record to 13-2.  As predicted, the pitching controlled the pace of the series as both teams combined for 40 strikeouts and only allowed 10 hits.    

Tommy Taylor took control of Game 1.  He was accountable for 11 strikeouts and only allowed one hit on the mound.  At the plate, he tallied the only RBI of the game, which came in the third after a Regis Pollard single.  Taylor then retired 5 of 6 batters to earn the win.  

Eli Beard recorded the lone hit for the Washburn Workhorses.

Game 2 was a pitching showdown between ex-teammates Regis Pollard and Cody Hammond.  Both pitchers combined for 18 strikeouts.  Hammond made Pollard go hitless, but it was his other ex-teammate Jordan Shelton who brought him troubles.  A Shelton single scored Ian Hall which allowed the Quackers to clinch the World Series title by a 1-0 score.

Shelton led all hitters by going 3-4.  Eli Beard went 1-3 with 2 walks.

Tommy Taylor earned MVP Honors for the series, after hitting .286 and picking up the Game 1 victory.  The Oatka Quackers finished the year with an 8-3 record, and the Workhorses fall to 8-2.