As Championship Sunday came and went, only one team could be crowned as the new Champs. Before we get to the championship game, some very good games took place as teams were eliminated one by one. Let’s review some of those games.
Saints started the day by eliminating Nothing Personal, 2-0. Saints timely hits gave them the shutout victory.
It what was in my opinion the best game of the day, Gold needed extra innings to beat the Stem, 4-3. This game featured a few come backs to tie the game for the chance to play in extras.
Ravens came out flying high as they bombed the Royals, 15-9. Royals rallied but fell short of an incredible comeback.
Leland continued their amazing runs of shutouts and blanked the Saints 5-0. Leland compiled most of their runs in one big inning.
Emperors came out red hot and smoked the Bandits 14-5. The Bandits could not put together enough hits to make this a game.
In the next round to go to the championship, Ravens downed Leland 6-1 and The Gold defeated the Emperors 7-1. Both Leland and Emperors could not find enough holes in the defenses of their opponents to put up a crooked number in their scores.
The championship game was pretty much one-sided but I do not want to take away anything from the Ravens. They played very well and defeated a strong hitting Royals team and the #1 seeded Leland. The final score was 7-0. Gold proved to be too strong for the Ravens and the rest of the league.
Congratulations to The Gold for winning the 2012 New York Emperors Stickball League!