it's the end of the season for two teams today and the beginning of the playoffs for the Boise Hawks. The D-Cubs playoffs start tomorrow and the Smokies start on Thursday.
The Boise Hawks were grounded by the Tri-City Dust-Devils, 6-0. They now trail the best-of-three series one game to none.
Jose Rosario started and allowed four runs on five hits over four innings. One of the four runs was unearned. Rosario walked two and struck out two.
The Hawks did not get a hit until the sixth inning. They finished the game with four hits. First baseman Ryan Cuneo went 2 for 4.
The Hawks get on the bus early tomorrow morning and take the five hour drive to Pasco, Washington to play game two tomorrow. If they win game two, game three will be played on Wednesday at Tri-City.
The Iowa Cubs finished the season by catching the Omaha Storm Chasers, 7-2.
Jay Jackson started and got the win, improving his final record on the season to 8-14. Jackson pitched five innings and allowed two runs on five hits. He did not walk anyone and struck out three.
Center fielder Brett Jackson led off the bottom of the first inning with his tenth home run for the I-Cubs and his twentieth overall. Jackson was 1 for 4 with a walk.
The Iowa Cubs finish the season 66-77 and in fourth and last place in their division. The big problem was the pitching, which finished the season with a team ERA of 5.52. That was the worst team ERA in Iowa Oaks/Cubs history.
The Peoria Chiefs were held up at gunpoint by the Quad City River Bandits, 9-3.
Starter Austin Kirk finished the season with a 5-12 record as he took the loss today. Kirk pitched 4.2 innings and allowed four runs on three hits.
Center fielder Rubi Silva was 2 for 5 and scored a run. Third baseman Dustin Geiger went 2 for 5. Shortstop Kenny Socorro went 2 for 4 and scored once.
First baseman Richard Jones was 0 for 4. However, he finished with 98 RBI, which were the most in the Midwest League this year. It is the first time a Peoria hitter has ever won the RBI crown.
The Chiefs finished the second half with a 27-42 record, which was good enough for eighth and last place in the Midwest League Western Division. Their overall record was 60-79 which again was the worst record in the division. Hitting was a problem with the Chiefs all year, but the big culprit was the bullpen. They blew 21 saves and lost something around 26 games in their final at-bat.