Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Atlantic League settles it on the field

The Atlantic League got it right.

The league used MondayÂ’s scheduled off day as a mini-playoff. Long Island hosted Atlantic City with the North DivisionÂ’s first half title on the line. A Long Island win brought the title to Central Islip. A Ducks loss gave the crown to Bridgeport.

Fervent readers will recall the dilemma that faced the Florida State League a couple of weeks ago. FSL teams are not required to make up missed games, which set up a situation where Brevard County almost won the East Division despite having fewer wins than Palm Beach.

Faced with the same situation, the Atlantic League said, Play Ball! Long Island scored first, but trailed 3-2 after five innings. The Ducks bats came alive late, giving them 9-4 victory and the title.

congratulates the Ducks on their title and commends the Atlantic League for settling it on the field.

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