Chiefs Win Third 18+ Division Title in Closest Ever Final

Posted October 29, 2018


Chiefs Win Third 18+ Division Title in Closest Ever Final

CHIEFS WIN 18+ DIVISION FINAL IN CLOSEST EVER LMBA FINAL

PITCHERS DOMINATE IN CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP TILT

Pitchers were the story as the LMBA's longest season ended with a classic contest between two outstanding teams played at sunny Robert Burnaby on Sunday, October 14th.  The Fraser Valley Chiefs edged the Newton Beavers by a 1 - 0 score in the lowest scoring championship final in the LMBA's 24 year history.  The win gave the Chiefs their third LMBA 18+ championship following earlier titles in 2013 and 2015. 

All five pitchers were outstanding and margin of victory was razor thin.  Chiefs Devon Franklin led off the game in the top of the first with a single and stole second before coming home on a single by Jordan Kissock.  Chiefs starter Jesse Peters held the Beavers scoreless for the first five innings with a dominant performance - the Beavers only managed two baserunners as Peters struck out 11 batters including 8 in a row. 

Beavers Chad Ouelette was also outstanding giving up only 4 hits in his 5 inning stint.  Jordan Kissock finished with four strong innings for the Chiefs as he yielded only one hit while striking out 4.  Beavers Kane Keating followed Ouelette with two scoreless innings striking out five Chiefs before Michael Caleb finished up with two scoreless innings.  The closest the Beavers came to scoring was in the bottom of the sixth when Eythan Goulah tripled but was left stranded.  

Congratulations to both teams for an outstanding final - there has never been a 1 - 0 final score in 24 years of playoff championship finals.  25 strike outs, only 4 bases on balls and 8 base hits - both teams played errorless ball.  Thanks to the umpire crew of Greg Teasdale (home plate) and base umpires Leo Gauthier and Bill Keegan for a great job.  



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Team NameGWLTPTSPCT
Burnaby Blue Jays16151030.938
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Richmond Rainiers15123024.800
Burnaby Brewers1586117.567
Langley Knights1586117.567
Aldergrove Giants1587016.533
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Fraser Valley Cubs15510010.333
Surrey Angels1441008.286
Surrey Sentinels1521304.133
New Westminster Mariners1501500.000

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