IN THE QUARTER-FINALS, CARDS EDGE LIZZIES 9-8 IN EXTRA INNINGS AND PIRATES DEFEAT GIANTS 8-4
In a pair of Mosquito Division Quarter-Final games this evening at Christie Pits, the Cardinals and Pirates emerged victorious to advance to the semi-final round.
In a thriller on Diamond # 2, the Cardinals (3) edged the Lizzies (6) 9-8 in extra innings.
With the Lizzies leading 8-6 after 4 ½ innings, the Cardinals staged a dramatic rally in the bottom of the fifth to score two runs to tie the game and force an extra inning. With two baserunners on, Lukas (8) delivered a clutch hit to bring in the runs which tied the game.
In the top of the sixth, Bennett (14) of the Cardinals mowed down the Lizzies by striking them out 1-2-3. His stellar pitching effort kept the game tied and gave his team an opportunity to win the game.
Using a disciplined approach at the plate in the bottom half of the sixth, the Cards proceeded to load the bases. Eventually, Connor (15) drew a walk which brought home Cormac (10) from third with the winning run.
Meanwhile, the swashbuckling Pirates (4) defeated the Giants (5) 8-4 on Diamond # 3 to win their quarter-final game.
After the final Mosquito Division round robin game was completed, it was determined that the Cubs (1) and Dodgers (2) had finished on top of the standings and had earned a bye into the semi-final round
Here is the schedule for the Mosquito Division Semi-Finals:
- Monday, September 12 > Pirates (4) @ Cubs (1)
- Tuesday, September 13 > Cardinals (3) @ Dodgers (2)
All Mosquito Division semi-final games will played at Diamond # 2 at 5:45 p.m.
Also, please note that if the games are rained out, the Mosquito semi-final schedule for Monday, September 12 will be moved to Tuesday, September 13 and the Mosquito semi-final schedule for Tuesday, September 13 will be moved to Wednesday, September 14.
FINAL MOSQUITO DIVISION STANDINGS
(after 15 of 15 Round Robin Games Played)
Quarter-Finals > Cardinals 9 Lizzies 8; Pirates 8 Giants 4
Sunday Results: Giants 10 Lizzies 8; Cubs 6 Pirates 1; Dodgers 4 Cardinals 3; Pirates 11 Lizzies 5; Cubs 8 Giants 5