Syracuse is your Season 18 champion!
After a grueling 7 game battle, Syracuse has emerged as your Season 18 World Series champion, defeating New Britain 4 games to 3. Syracuse, the #5 seed in the NL, but owners of the 2nd best record, defeated Richmond in the first round, and then, in somewhat of a surprise, swept Buffalo who had the NL's best record in the 2nd round. After a hard fought win over Honolulu in the NLCS, they came out on top in a 7 game battle with New Britain. Cy Young Winner Alberto Campos and Tim Blair continued their amazing regular season success in the playoffs, starting 14 of 20 games, combining for an 8-2 record, while posting outstanding ERA's and sub-1 WHIPs. Their offense was stifled at times during the playoffs, but the powerful 1-2 punch of Campos and Blair enabled them to make the run to the title.
Congrats to groth911 on taking home the trophy! And congrats to merott and New Britain on a great season, despite the close loss in the World Series. They were the #1 ranked team for the last three quarters of the season and had a terrific run.
See you all back for Season 19!