A quick update on the playoffs for all five Independent leagues that have not finished:
Atlantic League: Defending champion Somerset, NJ has clinched a tie for the final spot with six games remaining. Long Island, NY and Newark, NJ, both with seven games to go, will be eliminated with one more Patriots win or their own loss. York, PA will be the other half of the Freedom Division matchup while Southern Maryland (Waldorf) and Bridgeport, CT will square off in the other series, which starts next week.
Can-Am League: Pittsfield, MA and Quebec are in the championship series.
Frontier League: Traverse City, MI is awaiting its opponent for the finals with Southern Illinois (Marion) leading River City (O'Fallon, MO), two games to one in the best of five series.
Golden League: Newcomer Maui meets Chico, CA in the finals.
Northern League: Kansas City, KS and Fargo, ND will square off in the championship round.
The latest champion is Shreveport-Bossier, LA. The Captains surprised Sioux Falls, SD in three consecutive games to take the American Association title. Shreveport-Bossier is celebrating this very evening (Monday) with a 7 p.m. party at the Fair Grounds Field Beer Garden.
Big Bend (Alpine, TX), in the Continental League, and Amarillo, TX, in the United League, won titles earlier this season.
Monday, September 13, 2010
SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CELEBRATES AMERICAN ASSOCIATION TITLE WITH FIVE MORE INDEPENDENT CHAMPIONS TO GO
Former chief spokesman for Major League Baseball Commissioners Bowie Kuhn and Peter Ueberroth. Six years as publicity director for the Kansas City Royals, and a background in newspaper, radio and television. Started Wirz & Associates, a sports PR and consulting firm, in 1985. Has written extensively on Independent Baseball since 2003.