Squirrels dash Baysox playoff dreams

The Richmond Flying Squirrels ended the season on a high note, winning three straight against the Bowie Baysox (75-67) to take the last series of 2010. Playing for respect and to end well, the Squirrels took it a step further and eliminated the hated Baysox from the race for the last playoff spot with the […]

The Richmond Flying Squirrels ended the season on a high note, winning three straight against the Bowie Baysox (75-67) to take the last series of 2010. Playing for respect and to end well, the Squirrels took it a step further and eliminated the hated Baysox from the race for the last playoff spot with the wins on Sunday and Monday. The victories gave the Squirrels a 16-13 record against the Baysox for 2010 and left the Squirrels with a final record of 68-73.

The Squirrels also set a high mark on Sunday by pushing ahead of the Reading Phillies and claiming the Eastern League attendance crown. Monday’s turn-out of 6,569 guaranteed the Squirrels the game-average high of over 6,600 per game and gave the club a season total of over 460,000 paid visitors to the Diamond. In all of AA baseball (30 teams), only the Frisco Roughriders had a better attendance record. It should be noted that the former Richmond Braves now playing in Gwinnett, Georgia pulled over 120,000 fewer total fans, and almost 2,000 fewer per game.

With the Bowie loss (and their own victory today), the Harrisburg Senators nosed ahead to earn the right to face the Altoona Curve in the Western Division match-up. The two will play a best-of-five series starting on Wednesday, with the first 2 games at 6:30PM in Altoona, 2 in Harrisburg, and then a 5th in Altoona (if necessary). The Trenton Thunder claimed the Eastern Division win and will face the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in the playoffs. The series kicks off Wednesdat at Trenton at 7:05PM. The two winners will meet in the best-of-five Championship Series beginning on September 14th.

Eastern League FINAL

EAS Eastern
Club  PCT  GB  ELIM# Home  Away  L10 Streak
Trenton 83 59 .585 47-24 36-35 6-4 W1
New Hampshire 79 62 .560 3.5 39-32 40-30 4-6 L4
Portland 70 71 .496 12.5 E 35-35 35-36 8-2 W5
Reading 69 72 .489 13.5 E 38-34 31-38 5-5 W1
Binghamton 66 76 .465 17.0 E 34-37 32-39 3-7 L2
New Britain 44 98 .310 39.0 E 23-48 21-50 5-5 L1
 
EAS Western
Club  PCT  GB  ELIM# Home  Away  L10 Streak
Altoona 82 60 .577 41-30 41-30 4-6 L1
Harrisburg 77 65 .542 5.0 38-32 39-33 6-4 W2
Bowie 75 67 .528 7.0 E 40-31 35-36 5-5 L3
Akron 71 71 .500 11.0 E 37-34 34-37 3-7 W1
Richmond 68 73 .482 13.5 E 37-33 31-40 5-5 W3
Erie 66 76 .465 16.0 E 36-35 30-41 7-3 L1
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  1. hutchscouter on said:

    The Braves? Who were the Braves? :-)

  2. Personally, I’m pulling for the Baysox. They’re the AA farm team of the Orioles, who also has its AAA team based in Norfolk. Much better way to watch talent grow than having it shipped cross-country when a kid gets promoted.

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