The Newburyport Clamdiggers were victorious in this weekend’s playoff games, beating the Portsmouth Rockinghams 7-4 in the semi finals and beating the Lowell Nine 10-7 in the championship.
Game 1 saw a very well played defensive game by both teams. The Clamdiggers came out on top, but the showing by the first year Rockinghams was very impressive and could have gone in their favor if not for some fine defensive plays by the Clamdiggers.
Game 2 was a back and forth battle. The Clamdiggers and Lowell Nine saw the lead change 7 times. The Clamdiggers were down 1 run in the top of the 9th and started the inning off with 4 straight hits and tallied 4 runs in the frame. Facing a 3 run deficit in the bottom of the 9th Lowell threatened with the first two batters getting on base, but good pitching and timely defense led to 3 straight outs and a championship win for the Clamdiggers.
A big THANK YOU to all the fans that have made this season a great success. Without you we do not have a league and look forward to seeing you at our Jan’s Pitch event Saturday, October 19th OR at a future game next season!