Thursday, August 10, 2006

One Down. One To Go.

The Mountaineers came from behind to beat the Torrington Twisters 4-3 in Game One of the best-of-three NECBL championship series last night. Tonight, they'll play for the title down in Torrington. If they lose, the decivise third game will be back in Montpelier on Friday night.

Here's one of the goofy aspects of this league. As the playoffs roll along, some of the players have to report back to their colleges. So, teams can lose key players as they get closer to the championship. One example is last night's starter, Josh Satow. The guy threw six strong innings and largely stayed ahead of the hitters. However, today, he's flying to Arizona to report for the fall semester at Arizona State. It sucks for him because he won't be able to celebrate with his friends if the team wins tonight or tomorrow.

If the Mountaineers win, will Montpelier have any celebration for the team? I doubt they could put together a parade on such short notice. Perhaps a party on the statehouse lawn on Saturday would be a good idea.

Once again, besides WDEV, you can listen to the games via the NECBL website.

Photo courtesy of the Times-Argus.

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