The Danbury Westerners got a two run single by Brett Knief (UNC) in the seventh inning to erase a 1-0 deficit and lead the Westerners to a 2-1 victory over the North Adams SteepleCats in the final game of their Western Division Series. Danbury right-handed starting pitcher Mike Hauschild (Dayton) was masterful giving up three hits while giving up one run on three walks while striking out 13 batters. (FULL BOX SCORE) Danbury will head on the road for Game 1 of the NECBL Championship Series on Sunday at the North Shore Navigators.
North Shore Navigators 5 Newport Gulls 2
The North Shore Navigators used a four run second inning to cruise to a 5-2 victory over the Newport Gulls to win the Eastern Division Championship Series. Jason Banos (Columbia) had the key hit in the inning with a two run double. (FULL BOX SCORE) They will meet up with the Danbury Westerners in the NECBL Championship Series.