A Season of Thrills, Spills, and Unforgettable Moments2023 Playoff Seeds:
#1 Gaggle (72 wins)
#2 Swingers (70 wins, 9-8 over Slugs)
#3 Hammers (East champs by one game)
#4 Slugs (70 wins)
#5 Mutiny (69 wins)
#6 Irish (68 wins)
Irish @ Hammers
Mutiny @ Slugs
As the dust settles on the Stonebrook Baseball League's regular season, fans and players alike can look back on a campaign that was nothing short of extraordinary. With all six playoff teams within just four games of each other, the competition was fierce and the drama was high.
The West Division: A Tale of Two Titans
In the West, the Bellevue Banana Slugs and the Las Vegas Swingers finished neck-and-neck, both boasting a 70-60 record. However, the Swingers clinched the division title with a 9-8 record against the Banana Slugs. The Swingers' offense, led by a run differential of +27, was a key factor in their success. Meanwhile, the Banana Slugs were no slouches either, with a +59 run differential, indicating that their pitching and defense were top-notch.
The Central Division: The Glen Gaggle Soars
The Central Division saw The Glen Gaggle finish at the top with a 72-58 record. Their +53 run differential and recent form of 6-4 in the last 10 games show that they are a force to be reckoned with. Lake Michigan Mutiny followed closely, just three games behind, making them a team to watch in the playoffs.
The East Division: Western Springs Hammers Nail It
In the East, the Western Springs Hammers took the division with a 69-61 record. Despite losing two of their last games, they managed to stay ahead of the County Cork Fighting Irish by just one game. The Fighting Irish, however, are on a two-game winning streak and have won 7 of their last 10, making them a dark horse in the upcoming playoffs.
As we gear up for the playoffs, one thing is clear: in a league where the competition is this fierce, anything can happen. So grab your popcorn, folks, because the Stonebrook Baseball League playoffs are going to be a rollercoaster ride you won't want to miss!