Magic clinch Bye while Kings vault Cyclones in AL
With only one week left in the 2020 ORWBL regular season, we now have a very good idea of how the bracket will look over on the American League side. Let's break down how things are looking over in the American League starting with Maple City.
After dropping 2 out of 3 to the County Line Kings in Week 2, the 3 time defending ORWBL World Series Champions have caught fire, winning 14 out of their last 15 games.
These guys are turning it up at the perfect time as their recent hot stretch has moved them into sole possession of the best record in ORWBL at 18-3.
Overall it was a perfect weekend for the Magic as they finished off an incredible run on Saturday, winning the 4th Annual Cam Snead Tournament. They beat some quality teams such as The MOB, Mechanics, Panthers, and Granny's Quilt in their tournament run.
Perhaps the most impressive thing about their run is the fact that it was Jared Jonkman who was the ace on the mound from start to finish. Jonkman had not had much ORWBL pitching experience prior to this tournament which makes it even more impressive.
Despite having Wes Ellis on the team, Maple City rode Jonkman on the mound all day and it paid off in a huge way as Maple City won their first tournament championship since Peacefest of 2017.
The Magic followed up their memorable day on Sunday by sweeping the Twin Branch Billy Goats in three very competitive games. Much like Saturday, the Magic leaned on Jared Jonkman on the mound as he won 2 of the 3 games.
Wes Ellis continues to make a push for the Gold Glove as he had a number of outstanding plays in Left Field where he was filling in for Caleb Jonkman.
In a strange but true fact, the road team has now won all 11 games between the Magic and Billy Goats.
With Maple City rolling heading into the playoffs, they now also have a 3rd reliable, championship pro