Audubon Blue Sox 12, Springfield Cardinals 5
Blue Sox Upend Undefeated Cardinals for First Title’
Submitted by Jim Rossell, Jr., Blue Sox manager
(JANUARY 2, 2019)(CNBNewsnet)--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.