It's been another good season! The Battle Network was extremely tight with four of the teams having some of the best offense in the league. Let's recap:
After a tough couple of previous seasons, they started slow this season only to explode in the second half. They had the best offense in the league overall, one of the best defenses, and had the best home record in the league at 4-1. They ended tied for best record in the league with the River Raiders at 7-3. Those two teams battled it out for the league championship. They ended up on the losing end of a tough game 1 of the championship series, and were completely shut down in game 2.
The team previously called Snakes retooled their offense this year to try to break their pattern of mediocrity. It didn't work, however, and they ended 5-5 for their third straight season. Their offense and defense improved slightly this year, and except for a couple of bad games, they kept their games close.
Last season's league champions fell back into their old ways, going from having one of the best offenses in the league to having one of the worst this year and being shutout six times. Even though they gave up twice the amount of runs this year as they did last year, they still had the best defense in the league.
The four time Action Network champions still can't get it together. Both offense and defense were weak, but slightly better than their dismal 2018 season. They had a decent home record but were blown out on the road, they were the only team without a road win.
They were sure smashed this season, their worst season since 2014 when the league started. Totally lacking firepower at the plate while having the worst defense in the league by a wide margin.
After falling short of the league championship last season, their mission was to claim it this year. Their offense and defense were both second in the league, and they did well late in games. Their three losses were all shutouts though, with two of them to good Bombers pitching and one that lasted 19 innings. They also had the league's best road record at 4-1 and won four of their last five games of the season. They claimed their second straight Battle Network title and completed their mission becoming league champions.
They fell a little short of the Battle Network title this year, but had another positive season with both offense and defense ranking in the top three in the league.
Another average season. The run scoring improved this year and they had a couple of high scoring games, but they gave up almost the same amount of runs as they scored. They ended up in a three-way tie for third place.
After winning the league championship in 2017, they were overcooked and had a weak 2018. They were hot in the first half of this season but collapsed in the second half losing four out of their last five games. They improved both in runs scoring and runs allowed, but still ended up average and tied for third place.
Despite being one of the worst teams in the league offensively, they managed to have an average season and ended in a three-way tie for third place. They had one of the best defenses in the league, with most of their games being either close wins or close losses.
Thanks for the support, fans!
Final league standings
ACTION NETWORK W L GB
GHOSTS 7 3 -
UPMONSTERS 5 5 2
MUTANTS 4 6 3
BEAMRIDERS 3 7 4
SMASH 3 7 4
BATTLE NETWORK W L GB
RIVER RAIDERS 7 3 -
BOMBERS 6 4 1
SPARTANS 5 5 2
DEADLY DOGS 5 5 2
ARMADA 5 5 2