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Monday, August 27, 2012

First round of the Blackburn Men's Fastball League playoffs

from Nick Bowman

The first round of the BMFL playoffs is shaping up to be quite exciting. Here is a preview of the first round. All games will be held at the BMFL arena.

#1 Guzzlers - Bye

After winning their last regular season game, the Guzzlers beat out Gloucester Heating to become Regular Season Champs. The Guzzlers accepted the bye.

#3 Knights vs #6 Goodfellows
Tuesday, August 28 at 7:00 PM
Thursday, August 30 at 9:00 PM

The Knights and Goodfellows will square off for the first game of the 2012 playoffs. The Knights won the season series by winning 10-5 and 11-4 and tied the last game with a score of 10-10. The Knights have an impressive pitching duo of Jamie Blakely and Ryan Chatten. Offensively, the Knights are well-rounded and they will look for Ryan Chatten to keep swinging a hot stick. For Goodfellows, Will Lowe will see most of the action on the mound. Goodfellows will have to play sound defense to pull off the upset and need Jordan Adams and Brendan Clarke to get some timely hits.

#4 Mr. Electric vs #5 Good Ol' Boys
Tuesday, August 28 at 9:00 PM
Tuesday, September 4 at 7:00 PM

The second game of the playoffs will see the number 4 ranked Mr. Electric square-off against the 5th place Good Ol’ Boys. Only 2 points separated the teams in the regular season. Mr. Electric won the season series 2 games to 1. They beat Good Ol’ Boys 7-2 and 12-1 and lost an 8-7 game. Al Tomlinson picked up both of the win for Mr. Electric, but with him out of town, Nick Bowman will get the ball for the first game of the series. Offensively, Mr. Electric is led by MVP candidate Matthew Bowman. Good Ol’ Boys will have Andy Dunn and Gilles Roy on the mound. GOB have one of the best defensive teams in the league and an intimidating line-up at the plate, led by Serge Potvin.

#2 Gloucester Heating vs #7 Rogues
Thursday, August 30 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, September 4 at 9:00 PM

The last playoff match-up will feature the number 2 ranked Gloucester Heating against the number 7 ranked Rogues. Gloucester swept the season series 8-3, 6-4, and 17-7. Pierre Lalonde will likely start on the mound for Heating and he will have one of the best defensive teams behind him. Heating will use their team speed (a rarity in the BMFL) and will be aggressive on the base paths. The Rogues will be led offensively by Brad Dishaw and Chuck Musicka. Rogues will use a trio of pitchers in this series, Matt Cox, Chuck Musicka and Kevin Wilson.



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