Finals: Bay City Blues Defeat Delmar in Six Games
The favored Danes took a 2-1 series lead, but the Blues attack prevailed over the final three games, giving Bay City its 2nd straight ESL title.
Game 1: Danes 4 Blues 1
Jordan Zimmerman was solid through seven innings, Casilla and Holland fanned four over the final two innings. Posey and Rizzo homered for the winners.
Game 2: Blues 14 Danes 9
Heyward continued his post-season heroics with three doubles, a homer and three RBIs. Tulowitzski and Tyler Flowers also went deep. Brantley had four hits and drove in three in a losing cause.
Game 3: Danes 6 Blues 3
Rizzo stayed hot with a two-run blast as part of a five-run Danes outburst in the top of the 5th to erase an early Blues 3-0 lead. The Danes' pen held.
Game 4: Blues 10 Danes 3
Bay City evened the series with a sixteen hit attack featuring seven doubles, a triple, and a Justin Turner home run. Volquez allowed a single run on two hits over the first six innings for the win.
Game 5: Blues 7 Danes 4
Bay City rallied with two runs in the 7th and two more in the 8th to take a 3-2 series lead. Puig had a double and homer to lead the way.
Game 6: Blues 13 Danes 4
Bay City struck quickly, with six runs off of Cobb in the top of the first and eventually moved to a 13-2 lead in the top of the 7th. Puig and Heyward continued their heroics, with three hits apiece and a homer run each. Tulowitzki hit his second home run of the series. Greinke was steady for his second win of the finals.
Congratulations to the Bay City Blues for becoming the first team to win back-to-back titles since the 2005-06 Titans. They were the third straight Western Division team to capture the ESL crown. The Blues, who won their first title in 1995, now are three-time ESL Champions.