IBL Playoff Report - August 3/12August 3, 2012 - International Basketball League (IBL)
The seventh place Panthers completed a surprising series win over the second place Majors, winning the best-of-seven series 4-1. They now meet the first place Brantford Red Sox in the second round after Brantford also eliminated the Burlington Twins tonight.
Luke Baker drove in the other ninth inning run for Kitchener and had two hits, while Mike Glinka and Mat Taube also had two hits for the Panthers.
Starter Adam Echlin went six innings, allowing one run on seven hits with two walks, but it was Ryan Schwenn that got the win in relief. Schwenn pitched two shutout innings allowing just one hit, with one strikeout and one walk before Mike White pitched a scoreless ninth to earn the save.
London starter Eric Cordova took the loss, going eight innings. He allowed four runs - one earned - on seven hits with four strikeouts and one walk.
Alan Cattrysse had three hits and scored a run for the Majors, who had eight hits in the game but committed three costly errors.
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Brantford Red Sox 6; Burlington Twins 5
In Brantford, Dwayne Bailey drove in the winning run with a seventh inning single to lead the four-time defending champion Brantford Red Sox to a 6-5 win over the Burlington Twins, giving Brantford a 4-1 series victory.
Brantford will now meet the Kitchener Panthers in the second round of the IBL playoffs after Kitchener upset second place London on Friday night.
Josh McCurdy paced Brantford's 11-hit attack with three hits, including a solo home run. Bailey added two hits and two RBI, while Steve Lewis also had two hits and scored a run for the winners.
Reliever Nathan Forer, the second of four Brantford pitchers, was credited with the win. He allowed one run on two hits with one strikeout over one inning. Stefan Strecker allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth to pick up the save.
The loser was Matthew St. Kitts in relief, allowing two runs - one earned - on four hits over three innings with one strikeout and two walks.
Burlington had nine hits, but made four costly errors in the loss. Connor Panas had three hits, drove in two runs and scored another for Burlington, while Branson Joseph had two hits and scored a run in the loss.
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Ottawa Fat Cats 8; Guelph Royals 1
In Ottawa, Matt Hummel pitched eight strong innings to lead the host Ottawa Fat Cats to an 8-1 win over the visiting Guelph Royals.
Guelph still leads the best-of-seven series 2-1 with Game Four in Ottawa on Saturday, and Game Five also in Ottawa on Sunday.
Hummel allowed one run on five hits with five strikeouts and four walks and was supported by an 11-hit attack to get the Fat Cats back in the series.
Ottawa scored twice in the second inning and added three runs in the fifth to take an early 5-0 lead and were never threatened. Cody Mombourquette paced Ottawa's attack with three hits, two runs scored and an RBI. Jason Coker had two hits and two runs scored with an RBI, while Eitan Maoz had two hits, a run scored and an RBI. Mark Charrette also had two hits and scored twice for Ottawa.
Mark Allen's solo homer in the sixth inning was all the offence the Royals could manage. Nathan Grant and Kevin Treichel both had two hits for the losers.
Guelph starter David Hatt went six innings, allowing four runs on seven hits with one strikeout and three walks to take the loss.
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Game 1 - Friday, July 27 - Brantford 21; Burlington 5 Game 2 - Saturday, July 28 - Burlington 7; Brantford 2 Game 3 - Monday, July 30 - Brantford 15; Burlington 5 Game 4 - Wednesday, August 1 - Brantford 14; Burlington 1 Game 5 - Friday, August 3 - Burlington 5; Brantford 6
-2- London Majors vs. -7- Kitchener Panthers (Kitchener win series 4-1)
Game 1 - Saturday, July 28 - Kitchener 8; London 4 Game 2 - Sunday, July 29 - Kitchener 9; London 1 Game 3 - Tuesday, July 31 - Kitchener 6; London 5 Game 4 - Thursday, August 2 - London 12; Kitchener 1 Game 5 - Friday, August 3 - Kitchener 4; London 1
-3- Barrie Baycats vs. -6- Toronto Maple Leafs (Barrie leads series 3-1)
Game 1 - Saturday, July 28 - Barrie 6; Toronto 3 Game 2 - Sunday, July 29 - Toronto 6; Barrie 5 Game 3 - Tuesday, July 31 - Barrie 13; Toronto 3 Game 4 - Thursday, August 2 - Barrie 12; Toronto 4 Game 5 - Saturday, August 4 - Toronto @ Barrie 7pm *Game 6 - Sunday, August 5 - Barrie @ Toronto 2pm *Game 7 - Tuesday, August 7 - Toronto @ Barrie 7:30pm
-4- Guelph Royals vs. -5- Ottawa Fat Cats (Guelph leads series 2-1)
Game 1 - Saturday, July 28 - Guelph 3; Ottawa 1 Game 2 - Monday, July 30 - Guelph 18; Ottawa 4 Game 3 - Friday, August 3 - Ottawa 8; Guelph1 Game 4 - Saturday, August 4 - Guelph @ Ottawa 7:05pm Game 5 - Sunday, August 5 - Guelph @ Ottawa 1:05pm *Game 6 - Tuesday, August 7 - Ottawa @ Guelph 7:30 pm *Game 7 - Wednesday, August 8 - Ottawa @ Guelph 7:30 pm
International Basketball League Stories from August 3, 2012
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