5th seeded Milwaukee falls to 4th seeded New York in the 5th game of the highly contested series. The speedy Darryl Chapman scored the winning run from first base on Keith Buckley's double to center field in the 8th inning. New York will now face the #1 seed Pawtucket Patriots.
The 6th seeded Cleveland Skidmarks fell to the Texas Double Trouble in 4. The Skidmarks lost their composure in the top of the 10th of deciding game allowing the first batter to reach on an error followed by a wild pitch and a single. A walk and strike out later, Pedro Gandarillas hits a triple that cleared the base. Texas will now tangle with the 2nd seeded Colorado Springs Chickens.
The 5th seeded Memphis Short Grass fell to the 4th seeded Atlanta Bandits in 4 games. Robin Fischer scores from third on Matt Bennett's single in the top of the 11th. Atlanta now faces the #2 seeded Chicago Cubs which previews the future of the organization.
The 3rd seeded Boise Buckskins defeated the Montreal Maroons in a tit for tat series. The series started out by shutout wins by each team. Then a 12 inning affair that saw the Maroons go on top. After that, the Maroons tired bull pen was no match for the Buckskin hitters. Boise will now face the 2nd seeded San Juan Dead Bunnies.
The 5th seeded Baltimore Iron Birds downs the 4th Durham Entombed Spiders in 4. The Entombed Spiders almost pulled out game 4 with 9th inning heroics, but Chuck Corey got Damian Bell to strike out with the bases loaded. The Birdies will now face the 1st seeded Ottawa Naughty Kitties.
The 6th seeded Nashville Sounds sweep the 3rd seeded Huntington Beachcombers. Carl Sheets scored the winning run from third base on a close play at the plate on Harry Chavez's sac fly in the bottom of the 10th. Nashville will bring their star studded act to town as they will face the 2nd seeded Las Vegas Gamblers.
Trenton Traffic out duals the Los Angles Dodgers in 4. Game 2 of this series showcased a complete game 3 hit shutout by Anthony Horton, just enough to out do Albert Valdez who gave up 5 hits in his complete game effort. However a double and a single in the third inning sealed the Dodgers fate on that day and took the wind out their sails. Trenton now goes on to face the Witch Doctors of the #1 seeded New Orleans Voodoo.
The Chicago Cubs get swept by the Montreal Maroons. Game 2 also added another complete game by Jeremi Gant, his 9th of the season, allowing only 1 run on 5 hits and striking out 11 in his conquest. Take note folks, he will become a #1 starting pitcher in the ML and a future HOF candidate if all goes well. The Maroons go on to face the 2nd seeded Philadelphia Blue Jays.
The 4th seeded Louisville Legends beat the 5th seeded Texas Double Trouble in 4. Double Trouble bats never seemed to get it going except in game 2 as Legends pitching ruled the series. The Legends will go to face the #1 seeded Durham Entombed Spiders.
The 3rd seeded Ottawa Naughty Kitties downs the Milwaukee Manic Maulers in 4. Maulers hitters solves Kitties pitching in game 4 but saw the lead evaporate as their pitching couldn't hold the lead. Fritz will now go on the prowl of Bullwinkle in a classic cartoon way! ( just couldn't resist).
The 5th seeded New Orleans Voodoo marooned Montreal hitters in a sweep. Maroon hitting coach Kevin Bell exclaimed, "5 runs and 19 hits in three games is pathetic!". The Voodoo will now face the #1 seeded Norfolk Destroyers which should be a classic series to watch.
The 3rd seeded Arizona Diamondbacks sent the Chicago Cubs home in a sweep. Cubby bench coach, Luis Campos, said in a Dusty Baker tone, "If Kevin said Maroon hitting was pathetic, what do you call 4 runs on 16 hits in three games?". The Diamondbacks continue their struggle with the 2nd seeded Memphis Short Grass.
The 4th seeded New York new york furthers their conquest after beating the 5th seeded Colorado Springs Chickens in 4 games. New York will next face the #1 seeded Durham Entombed Spiders.
The 6th seeded Vancouver Fighting Moose downs the Ottawa Naughty Kitties in 5 exciting games. The Moose will now face the 2nd seeded Anaheim Chiles in a spicy matchup.
The 4th seeded Montreal Maroons downs the Atlanta Bandits in 5 games and moves on to a showdown with the #1 seeded Trenton Traffic.
The 3rd seeded Arizona Diamondbacks downs the 6th seeded Los Angeles Dodgers in 4 games. The Diamondbacks go on against the 2nd seeded New Orleans Voodoo.
The 5th seeded Las Vegas Gamblers downs the 4th seeded Monterrey Sultans in 4 games. The Sultans wouldn't even admit they were in the Rookie League playoffs. The Gamblers will face their division rival Vancouver Fighting Moose.
The 3rd seeded Pawtucket Patriots sweeps by the 6th seeded Huntington Beachcombers. The Patriots are destined to meet up with 2nd seeded Louisville Legends.
The 5th seeded Los Angeles Dodgers squeaks by 4th seeded Memphis Short Grass in 5 games. Dodgers will next play the #1 seeded Boise Buckskins.
The 3rd seeded Philadelphia Blue Jays defeats the 6th seeded Fargo Dirtbags in 5 games. An odd series that featured a lot of hitting by the visiting team in the first four games. The Blue Jays took advantage of home field in the deciding game to take the series. The Jays next adventure is to the #2 seeded Chicago Cubs.