Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fall 2016 regular season summary
The Legends of Fall completed their regular season this Sunday on a sunny but blustery day for baseball. And the results are in:

The Outlaws and Benchwarmers finished on top of the pack in the 19+ Division with six wins each.

The 30+ Nationals were undefeated for the regular season with a 6-0 record with the Lollygaggers two games behind them in the final standings.

In the 40+/30+ B Division, parity ruled the day with the Redlegs, Blue Jays, Generals, and Gashouse Gang each with two wins on the season, while the Brewers finished in first with four wins, and set the tone as the clear favorite in this division!  As planned prior to the season, we are moving the Pirates back down to this division, per their desire and lack of close games in the 30+ A Division.  Thus, they and the Brewers are the clear favorites to get to the Finals! 

Redlegs Win Regular Season Finale, end Funk!
The Redlegs and Blue Jays in action on the final day of the regular season (Edison High School in Alexandria).
by Bob Korn
The Redlegs capped off the regular season with an impressive 14-9 win over their division rival Blue Jays behind a strong hitting attack and solid pitching.  This, after a mediocre campaign in the early part of the season.  "We finished strong, and look to make some noise in the playoffs," co-manager Ron Cortese stated.  "Wouldn't it be just awesome to beat the vaunted Brewers?" he added

The hit leaders for the Reds were Matt Bubnis and Jeremy Bourque, each with 3 hits, 2 doubles, and 2 RBI. Joining the hit parade with 2 hits each were Casey Ray, Lonny Schwartz, Ron Cortese, Chris French, and Todd Anderson.

Despite some last minute lineup changes, Redlegs pitchers had no problem adjusting to their new roles. Chris French took over as the starter and held the Jays to 4 runs over 3 innings. Casey Ray, the scheduled starter, pitched 4 innings in middle relief, giving up just 1 run while striking out the side in the sixth. And the "Commish", who is usually a bridge to the late reliever, closed out the game with two solid innings, including a strikeout to end it.

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