Minor League Playoffs, Round 1


The Delmarva Shorebirds’ mascot, Sherman the Shorebird (photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

The playoffs begin today for the following minor leagues: the International, Pacific Coast, Eastern, Southern, Texas, California, Carolina, Midwest, South Atlantic, New York-Penn, and Northwest leagues. The Florida State League playoffs were scheduled to begin yesterday, but were canceled because of Hurricane Dorian. The Gulf Coast League playoffs were also canceled over the weekend.

Two of the Baltimore Orioles’ affiliates will be in the playoffs: the Delmarva Shorebirds of the South Atlantic League and the Bowie Baysox of the Eastern League. (Even if I’m still mad at the Orioles, I can still love their minor league teams!) Here is the schedule for the semi-final round of these two leagues:

South Atlantic League:  
September 4: ·        Delmarva at Hickory

·        Lexington at Augusta

September 6-7:* ·        Hickory at Delmarva

·        Augusta at Lexington

* Game 3 (on 9/7), if necessary
Eastern League:  
September 4-5: ·        Trenton at Reading

·        Harrisburg at Bowie

September 6-8:* ·        Reading at Trenton

·        Bowie at Harrisburg

* Games 4 and 5, if necessary


In each of these leagues, a 5-game championship series will be played by the winning teams in this first round of playoffs. The Minor League Baseball website has information on all of the playoffs. Enjoy!

Go Baysox!!

~ baseballrebecca