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#126 tacrec OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:12 PM

Final season standings:

ACTION NETWORK W L GB
MUTANTS 6 4 -
SMASH 5 5 1
SNAKES 5 5 1
GHOSTS 5 5 1
BEAMRIDERS 2 8 4
 
BATTLE NETWORK W L GB
RIVER RAIDERS 7 3 -
BOMBERS 6 4 1
SPARTANS 6 4 1
DEADLY DOGS 4 6 3
ARMADA 4 6 3


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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:37 AM

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Live from River Raiders Arena, it's the 2018 Intellivision Baseball League Championship Series between the Mutants and the River Raiders!
 
This championship series is historic in that it's the first where the Beamriders are not champions of the Action Network.  The Mutants come into the series with a 6-4 record, winning their last three out of five games.  Their pitching and defense have been outstanding, only allowing six runs all season, while all of the other teams in the league have allowed 10 runs or more.  However, except for a couple of big games, their offense has been a problem.  They've not scored two runs or higher in most of their games.  
 
The River Raiders are the fifth Battle Network champion in the league's five year history.  They fly into the series with a 7-3 record and winning their last four out of five games.  Their offense has been more consistent than the Mutants, although they've only scored two runs in their last two games.  Their problem is their pitching and defense has beem average this year, giving up eight runs over their last five games.  
 
Both teams have the same amount of runs scored for the season at 21, just one run behind the league leading Bombers.
 
These two teams battled it out for 10 innings last week, with the River Raiders getting a 1-0 win on a walk off single.  
 
Both teams look evenly matched in general.  This series can go either way!  First pitch is in less than an hour.

Edited by tacrec, Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:38 AM.


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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:36 PM

Game 1: Mutants at River Raiders starting now!



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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:50 PM

The Mutants lead off hitter crushed the second pitch of the game to right center for a home run.

The Raiders fought back blasting a three run home run to left center in the 3rd inning.

The Raiders go on to take game one 4-1.

 

Game 2 is tomorrow at Mutants Stadium.



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Posted Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:58 PM

Game 1 video:



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Posted Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:29 PM

Game 2: River Raiders at Mutants starting now!



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Posted Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:46 PM

Both teams battled for 14 innings, then the Mutants got a walk off single in the 15th inning to win 1-0 and even the series.  Final game is tomorrow at River Raiders Arena!



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Posted Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:53 PM

Game 2 video.  Lots of big hits and great defense!



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Posted Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:43 PM

Game 3: Mutants at River Raiders starting now!  Winner take all!



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Posted Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:55 PM

The Mutants defense steps up again and shuts down the River Raiders 1-0 to become league champions!

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Posted Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:14 PM

Game 3:

 



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Posted Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:07 PM

2018 Season Review

 

The 2018 season was not as historic as the 2017 season, but it was still a good season!  Let's break it down:
 
Beamriders
They were once flying high building an incredible legacy with four Action Network championships and two league championships.  Now they have completely fallen off the grid and their legacy is now a memory.  Their offense started to decline in the second half of last season, culminating in being shutout in both games of the 2017 championship series.  This season, they were shutout six times and only scored eight runs all season, the lowest in the league.  They also were once a good defensive team, but this season they are third in the league in runs allowed.  Time will tell if they ever will return to being the top team in the Action Network again.
 
Ghosts
They struggled through the first half of the season with three shutouts in a row before going on a big four game win streak in mid-season.  They had a shot at the Action Network title, but losing their last two games killed their chances.  Their pitching and defense was one of the best in the league, but their offense couldn't compete.  
 
Mutants
Their path to the league championship has been as wild and crazy as they are.  Just two years ago they had no hope, ending the 2016 season with only one win and giving up over twice as many runs as they scored.  They started improving last season, ending with a 4-6 record and a near even run differential.  This season was not much better in terms of their 6-4 record, but they had one of the best offenses and defenses in the league, which put them at the top of the mediocre Action Network.
 
For the first time in league history, a team other than the Beamriders were Action Network champions.  The Mutants were roughed up in game 1 by the River Raiders, but their strong pitching and defense earned two shutouts in games 2 and 3 to take the league title.
 
Smash
They had a good start again, including a three game win streak, but finished the season being shut out three of their last four games.  They scored a total of 13 runs in their two inter-network games, but scored only one run or less throughout most of the season.  They actually had the second best defense in the league, but their offense couldn't stay consistent to overtake the Mutants in the standings.
 
Snakes
They had a good start this year, but they lost their venom at the end of the season giving up 11 runs in two games while scoring none.  They ended up with a 5-5 record, the same as last season.
 
Armada
The 2016 Battle Network Champions just didn't have it this year, being shutout in five straight games and ending tied for the most runs allowed in the league.  
 
Bombers
A huge improvement over last season both offensively and defensively.  Much more of a consistent team and was only shutout once.  They scored the most runs in the league at 22 while only giving up near half of that.  Despite ending the season with a four game win streak, they fell just short of returning to the championship series, but they now have a good foundation to do so in the future.
 
Deadly Dogs
The hot bats of last season's league champions really cooled off this year, only scoring half of the runs scored last year while their pitching and defense gave up almost double the runs of last year.  Perhaps last season was a fluke and they have returned to their mediocre ways of 2016.
 
River Raiders
It's been a five year ascent for them to top the Battle Network.  They were the other team to rebound this year, recovering from a disappointing 2016.  After an inconsistent first half, they ended the season on a 4-1 run to edge the streaking Bombers out of the top spot.  Both offense and defense were one of the best in the league.  They had a hard fought league championship series against the Mutants, but failed to score in the final two games shooting down their championship hopes.
 
Spartans
They had a decent year, finishing over .500 for the first time since 2014.  They are still an inconsistent team, getting a four game win streak mid-season only to lose three out of their last four games.  Pitching and defense were much improved over last year, however their number of runs scored dropped.  
 
Thanks to all fans for their support!





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