Whatever temptation was there for Baltimore manager Buck Showalter to put first baseman Chris Davis on the O’s American League Championship Series roster was tempered by the obvious.
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans shut out the Salem Red Sox in the deciding game of the Southern Division championship series 5-0, to advance to the Mills Cup Championship against Potomac.
The Potomac Nationals (78-58, 40-27) prevailed over the Frederick Keys (65-72, 33-37) by the final score of 6-1 on the final day of the 2014 regular season Sunday afternoon at Harry Grove Stadium.
Kevin Ahrens hit his league-leading 41st double of the year, and Jose Martinez and Sean Godfrey each notched an RBI Monday, but the Lynchburg HIllcats fell to Myrtle Beach in the regular-season finale at TicketReturn.com Field, 3-2.
The Salem Red Sox coughed up multiple leads and fell to Wilmington 7-6 in 10 innings on Monday afternoon, with Logan Davis’ RBI triple off Kyle Kraus sending the Rocks to the winners’ circle in their season finale.
Lucas Sims pitched six scoreless innings, and David Peterson tossed the final three to preserve a 2-1 victory for Lynchburg at TicketReturn.com Field Sunday night.
The Potomac Nationals (77-58, 39-27) swept the Frederick Keys (65-71, 33-36) at Harry Grove Stadium in a Sunday doubleheader by the final scores of 6-5 and 5-4.
Righthander Simon Mercedes delivered seven spectacular innings on the hill and catcher Jake Romanski crushed four doubles with the bat to help the Salem Red Sox surpass Wilmington 4-1 on Sunday afternoon.
The Potomac Nationals (75-58, 37-27) were edged by the Frederick Keys (65-69, 33-34) in the series opener of a three-day, four-game road set by the final score of 4-3 on Saturday night at Harry Grove Stadium.
Two teams involved in separate Wild Card races needed 10 innings to determine a winner, but the Hillcats prevailed in an extra-inning thriller with a 5-4 victory at Carolina Friday night to maintain a one game lead over Frederick in the Northern Division standings.
Salem scored four times in the fourth to create a 4-0 lead, but Frederick furiously fought back, jacking three homers in their final three offensive innings and soaring to a 6-4 victory on Friday night at Harry Grove Stadium.
One night after clinching a second-half Northern Division title, the Potomac Nationals (75-56, 37-25) were blanked by the Wilmington Blue Rocks (63-69, 30-34) 8-0 on Thursday night at Frawley Stadium.
The Keys plated five runs in the first and cruised to a 10-3 win over the Salem Red Sox on Thursday evening at Harry Grove Stadium, preventing the Sox from gaining a game on Carolina, who lost to Lynchburg 6-2 in Zebulon.
Jose Martinez and Kevin Ahrens each hit two-run homers, while Blair Walters tossed six shutout innings, to propel the Lynchburg Hillcats to a 6-2 victory over Carolina at Five County Stadium Thursday night.
Lynchburg used three separate two-run frames, highlighted each time by an RBI double, to overcome a 2-0 deficit and secure a 6-2 victory over Carolina at Five County Stadium Wednesday night.
Carlos Asuaje recorded five hits over two games on Wednesday night, and the Salem Red Sox mustered a clutch comeback to earn a split of their doubleheader in Frederick.
Two errors in the ninth inning opened the door for the Hillcats, trailing 4-3 in the final frame, but Lynchburg stranded the tying run at third base and fell to Carolina in the series opener of a four-game set Tuesday night.
The Keys jumped on Sox starter Simon Mercedes for four runs in the first two innings, providing a cushion that helped Frederick ward off Salem’s late comeback in a 5-4 victory on Tuesday night at Harry Grove Stadium.
The Potomac Nationals (72-55, 34-24) were buried by the Frederick Keys (60-68, 28-33) 6-0 in their final 2014 regular season home game at Pfitzner Stadium on Monday evening in front of a crowd of 3,458.
Pat Light and Kyle Martin were both excellent on the hill, the Sox offense awakened in the seventh inning, and Salem dispatched Wilmington 6-2 in the regular season home finale at LewisGale Field.