Young Orioles Will Themselves Into The Post-Season

Manager Chase Visser did not hesitate when asked one week ago whether the Orioles would pounce upon the chance to make it into the post-season or simply fade away as they had done last year in their first season back into the League. His response was firm: “We’re ready and determined”. And the young Orioles certainly rolled into Fort Saskatchewan last Tuesday night to prove that their Manager wasn’t blowing hot air. The Orioles sliced up the hapless and struggling Reds and handed them a 16 -1 defeat to set the stage for last night’s match up at home with their rivals, the Westlock Red Lions. The Red Lions had travelled to St. Albert the night before to take on the pennant leading St. Albert Cardinals, leaving Legion Field with a 7 – 5 victory over the Cardinals. In a hard fought game at the Rec Grounds in Barrhead, the Orioles beat the odds by edging the Red Lions 4-3. That victory spelled a split in their series with Westlock this season, but more importantly it guaranteed a spot in the post-season for the Orioles who have shown splashes of excellence recently which has created a positive buzz in their dugout. They will face off against the eventual pennant champions in Series A of the LCSFS (League Championship Semi-Final Series). That series will be played at Keller Field in Westlock along with LCSFS B on August 12th and 13th. The first game in Series A will begin on Saturday at 10:00 AM with a second game scheduled to start at 4:00 PM that same day. Should a third and deciding game be necessary, it would be played at 1:00 PM on Sunday, August 13th.

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