Saturday, February 5, 2011

Ottawa powers way to first WS title

DeLeon helps O-jays dominate playoff opponents

The Ottawa franchise had only made the playoffs twice before this season. They had just one division championship throughout franchise history. But none of that mattered during the season 12 playoffs as the O-jays mowed down their American League opponents on their way to the franchise's first World Series championship.

Ottawa lost just once during the American League playoffs, a run that included a sweep of the top-seeded Monterrey Sultans of Swat in the Division Championship Series. The O-jays entered the World Series with a 10-1 playoff record, set to face a Washington D.C. team that saw each of their playoff series go the distance. Led by ace Andres DeLeon, who posted a 4-1 record and 1.83 ERA for the playoffs, the O-jays were able to handle the Blue Coats in six games and take home the World Series trophy.

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