League Championship Series' Matchups set as Magic, Wildcards, Panthers, and Meatspins Advance
The 2021 American and National League Championship Series' matchups are all set as we went from 16 teams to 4 after a crazy day of playoff Wiffleball on Sunday.
Starting off in the Panthers regional, it was the first year Glen Lee Skeeters who picked up their first postseason win in franchise history as they sent home one of the most successful teams in league history in the play-in game as they took down New Carlisle by the score of 10-5. The Skeeters were able to carry their momentum into the Wild Card game where they eliminated an experienced Great Lakes Godfathers team to advance to the Best of 3 National League Division Series.
Unfortunately for the Skeeters, their run came to an end in the NLDS as the Panthers won both games to secure their spot in the NLCS. All in all, it was a very successful postseason run for the Skeeters as they were able to pick up not one but two postseason wins. Meanwhile for Granger, they will return to the National League Championship Series once again as they will look to advance to the World Series for the 2nd time in team history.
Moving on to the Meatspins Regional, it was the Lynn Street Leprechauns who picked up a dramatic win in the play-in game over the Union Mills Goon Squad by the score of 6-5. Leps slugger Dylan Kegley hit a 2 run Home Run that put the Leprechauns up for good. Unfortunately for Union Mills their season ended in heartbreaking fashion but there is no doubt that they made drastic improvements in 2021 as they finished the season 12-18 after going 5-19 in each of their first two seasons.
In the Wild Card game, the South Bend Truffle Butter and Lynn Street Leprechauns went back and forth in a dramatic postseason game. In the 7th inning, Leps skipper Nick Brassell put his team up with a 2 out moon shot before the Truffle Butter tied the game at 3 with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th and their season on the line.
Truffle Butter skipper Ryan Galiher then delivered the knockout blow as his base hit brought in the winning run to move South Bend onto the American League Division Series as they picked up their first postseason win in team history.
Mishawaka took Game 1 by the score of 10-5 and were able to complete the sweep in Game 2 with a 13-3 victory. After making the switch from the National League to the American League, the Meatspins are now just three wins away from advancing to their first World Series. The Meatspins met up with the Granger Panthers all the way back on Opening Day but it is safe to say that both teams look a bit different at this point of the season.