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Redwood Empire Baseball League, 55+ Division
‘From 6-14 Season to Championship
By Paul Berensmeier, Padres manager
We are still stunned that our 6-14 Padres team, which was last in runs scored, knocked off the 18-2 Dragons, who were first in our
division in runs scored, to reach the championship series. In the final series for the league title we
faced the Knights to keep the dream alive. We lost our final game of the championships 20-19! Whew! I'm
so proud of the guys. Here's our brief summary of our semi-final match-up
against the Dragons and our final series against the Knights:
'Padres slay Dragons to reach
championship series for 55+ Redwood Empire (CA)'
The lowly Padres (6-14) erupt to
slay red hot Dragons (18-2) by a score of 23-14 to reach the championship
series for the first time in team history! The Padres nearly did it again
in the finals against the Knights, but were stymied in the bottom of the ninth by the league's
fastest pitcher, and former NFL linebacker, losing a nail-biter 20-19!