Clinching the #6 seed on the last day of the regular season, not many observers around the Intercounty Baseball League expected postseason success from the Brantford Red Sox. But Brantford fans knew that the team was much better than the Sox's regular season record indicated. The Red Sox then proved that the postseason is a whole new ballgame in the opening round, defeating the Kitchener Panthers 2 games to 0 to advance to the semifinals.
That regular season record becomes a factor again in the semifinals, as Brantford now must face the #1 seed London Majors. London is well rested, having had a first round bye. But Brantford has momentum, and with the semifinals being another best of 3 elimination anything can happen.
London ranked 2nd in the league during the regular season for both hits and runs scored, and last in walks. This is a Majors team that likes to hit, and Brantford's pitching and defence will have to be sharp. London also ranked first in virtually every pitching stat (ERA, runs and hits allowed), so Brantford will need to work hard to make the most of their at bats and manufacture runs.
Our semifinals schedule:
Game 1 - Friday September 17 at Labatt Park in London, 7:35 pm
Game 2 - Saturday September 18 at Arnold Anderson Stadium in Brantford, 7:30 pm
Game 3 (if necessary) - Sunday September 19 at Labatt Park in London, 7:35pm
Tickets for Game 2 in Brantford are now available here, or at the gate on game day.
For Red Sox fans wanting to come cheer us on the road, London Majors postseason tickets are available here. Please note: the London Majors do not offer ticket sales at the gate, they must be purchased online. You can also live stream games in London via the Majors' YouTube channel.
The Brantford Red Sox were founded in 1911 and have won 15 Intercounty Baseball League titles. All home games take place at Arnold Anderson Stadium, tickets are available at brantfordredsox.com/tickets. For all the latest updates follow the Brantford Red Sox on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Subscribe to the Brantford Red Sox YouTube channel for live streaming of home games this season.