South Jersey MSBL, 35+ American Division
Audubon Blue Sox 12, Springfield Cardinals 5
‘Blue Sox Upend Undefeated Cardinals for First Title’
Submitted by Jim Rossell, Jr., Blue Sox manager
The finals of the 2018 South Jersey MSBL 35 and over Hot Stover American Division pitted the undefeated #1 seeded Springfield Cardinals versus the #3 Audubon Blue Sox. The series picked up on the final Sunday of August with the possibility of playing three games due to a rain shortened game the Sunday before.
Game one resumed in the fifth inning with the Cardinals holding a 4-1 lead. Strong pitching and some timely hitting saw the Blue Sox come from behind to take game one, 7-4. In game two the Cardinals offense came to life, along with some poor Blue Sox defense, resulting in a Cardinals victory, 10-2. In the deciding game three the Blue Sox jumped out to a 10-0 lead en-route to a 12-5 victory for their first SJMSBL Championship.