About the Author: Alex Filides is the guy most of the league hates for no reason, and some of the league hates for very good reasons. He’s aggressive in the game, eats, sleeps and breathes wiffleball, and left the winning run in two postseason series stranded on third base.
Canvassers 2 Gumballers 0
Gumballers vs Canvassers should be a very interesting match up. Potential game day starter Stacy Critchfield for the Canvassers and Anthony Morin for the Canvassers. Morin has had a great season on the mound and had defeated the Gumballers in their second meeting. Rookie Spencer Howard is another great addition to the Canvassers’ potent lineup hitting .449 this year, to go along with veteran, Kris Garcia. Both have had solid seasons. Gumballers rely on putting the ball in play and some aggressive base running. I think it will be the Canvasser bats that will be able to manufacture a run against Critchfield. However, if Morin gets pitcher ejected by the 5th inning, then it could be the Gumballers that gain a huge advantage. With ace Jeff Nitto out, I’m taking the Canvassers to win the game and the division.
Moose Knuckles 2 Suns Out Guns Out 1
Another tough match up between two divisional rivals. Potential game day starter Chris Mazur goes for Suns Out vs. the Moose Knuckles, Matt Gagnon. For the most part, Gagnon has been the league’s best pitcher this season, but is also going up against one of the best offenses in the league. The Moose Knuckles will try to scrap for runs using their aggressive base running tactics. Flowers had a monster week in their last meeting against Suns Out, hitting 4 homeruns, but most of them weren’t against the Suns Out ace, Mazur. Gagnon tends to nibble at the corners, however it’s gotten him into trouble at times this season with pitcher ejections. This is where the new addition Ty Fletcher will come into play, addding a much needed second pitcher to the rotation. Suns Out has the hitting duo of Will McNally and Michael Burns and one of the best 1-2 tandems in the league. Despite past history, I’m taking the Moose Knuckles in this game. Moose Knuckles 1 Suns Out Guns Out 0
For Saturday’s Divisional championship series winner, we’re going with the Moose Knuckles. They have finally found some solid backup pitching to the rotation. Matt Gagnon has been one of the best pitchers all season. The Nasty Boy’s will be in the mix with Adriano DeSorrento leading his team both with his pitching and his bat. The Hai’chi Mountaineers are another dangerous team to watch out for. Last year Cy Young award winner Neal Kovach will try to keep the hitters in check. Any one of these 4 teams have a chance of coming out on top. Listed below are the odds for each team winning the DCS for Sunday.
Moose Knuckles 2-1
Nasty Boys 3-1
Suns Out 10-1