South Bend, Granger In Control of Top Seeds Heading Into Final Week
The 16th season of ORWBL is marching towards a conclusion as we head into the final week of the 2022 regular season. Let's take a look at all 18 teams and where they stand along with the playoff clinching scenarios for each team.
Granger Panthers (22-5)
The defending champs are winners of 9 straight after sweeping the New Carlisle Newts this past Sunday. Granger has received stellar play from former MVP Alex Zarazee as he figures to be one of the frontrunners to win the NL MVP this year. The entire Panther starting lineup has hit at least 30+ HR's as Granger really responded well from a tough start to the year at the plate.
The Panthers have also allowed the fewest amount of runs in ORWBL as runs have been hard to come by against them all season long. Granger can lock up the top spot in the National League with one win on Sunday as they would clinch their 6th consecutive National League regular season title. They will close out their regular season schedule against the Glen Lee Skeeters who are hoping to reach the .500 mark.
Twin Branch Billy Goats (19-8)
After back to back seasons under .500, the Billy Goats are back playing like the World Series threat they once were just a few short seasons ago. They are the only team in the league to have series wins over both the Panthers and Magic. With one win on Sunday, they will lock up the #2 seed in the National League.
Offseason acquisition Tony Koch has put together a fantastic second half of the season as he has worked his way up the ORWBL Batting Average Leaderboard. The veteran presence of Koch and Lawrence ha