Kings out-slug Cyclones advancing to the ALCS for the first time
COUNTY LINE- The 2020 ORWBL Postseason kicked off on Sunday with all 14 teams in action at four different sites across the league. Let’s take a look at what happened over in the County Line Region as the 2nd seeded Kings hosted both a Play-in and Wild Card game before their American League Division Series.
After hosting games during the 2019 Mechanics postseason run, playoff wiffleball returned to the hitter friendly Garage.
Starting with the Play in game, we saw a matchup between two teams who underperformed this season as Twin Branch and Hudson Lake squared off. Both teams went back and forth from start to finish as each team traded plenty of Homers.
At the end of it, it was the 7th seeded Hudson Lake Heat who came out on top as they out-hit their way to a 14-13 victory. For Twin Branch, their disappointing season comes to an end just one year removed from winning 20 games in the regular season.
There is plenty of talent on that roster so they should be expected to have a bounceback season in 2021. Meanwhile, Hudson Lake looked to keep things rolling in the Wild Card game versus the 3rd seeded Flat Rock Cyclones.
Hudson Lake’s hopes of making a Cinderella run were cut short in the Wild Card game as the Cyclones joined two other ORWBL teams picking up their first postseason win in franchise history.
That set the stage for a National League Division Series between two teams that met up all the way back on Opening Day. The Flat Rock Cyclones handed the County Line Kings a sweep on that day in which the Cyclones opened up their new ballpark, The Barnyard.
The County Line lineup was a little different this time around however as AL Triple Crown winner JP Kehoe was in the lineup. Kehoe missed the first 3 games of the season bef