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Central North Carolina MSBL, 50+
Alamance Giants 16, Fayetteville Mets 8
Submitted by Rob Isbell, 50+
In the 50+ division of the Central
North Carolina Men’s Senior Baseball League (CNCMSBL) the Alamance Giants (50s)
managed by Bob Patterson prevailed as champions. This was accomplished by
beating the #1 seeded Fayetteville Mets. The Mets ,managed by
John Geraffo, remained in first place throughout the regular season from
opening day and looked to cap the season off with a championship after winning
the first game of the series 9-8 in the bottom of the ninth. But the Giants
rallied to win the next two games handily as the Mets pitching staff was unable
to cool the hot bats of the Giants. The Giants offense proved too strong
putting up 17 runs in game two and 16 runs in the final decisive game three.
In the first round of the 50s
playoffs, the Reds of Smithfield, managed by Robert (Robo) Poole, defeated the Raleigh Red Sox (50s) in a close battle, 7-6. This game was played at Holly Springs
High School on September 9th. This is the second year in the league for the
Raleigh Red Sox, managed by Rob Woods. This hard fought victory depleted the
pitching of the Reds who later fell to the first place Mets of Fayetteville in
On the other side of the semi-final
bracket the second place and eventual champion Alamance Giants defeated the
defending champion Holly Springs Senators by a score of 9-5. This victory
pushed the Giants into the championship series.
The 50s division semi-finals were
played on September 10th at Burlington Athletic Stadium, home of the
minor league Burlington Royals.
The CNCMSBL is looking to expand. If
interested in playing in the Men's Senior Baseball League of Central North
Carolina go to www.cncmsbl.org or email email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org.