It has to be admitted by all baseball fans that Oldmine’s victory over Portswood was well deserved. A 4-1 Series win really showed how dominant they were, not only in the final series but throughout the season.
In Game 3, the first at Portswood, Oldmine played hard and tough baseball, grounding out a 3-1 win. Kalshk0v’s pitching the highlight.
Portswood produced their best display in Game 4, eventually winning 5-3. Once again it was tough uncompromising baseball from both sides, but this time the home side had the edge. That made the Series 3-1 in Oldmine’s favour with the next two games in Oldland.
You’ve never heard fans so loud, so raucous as the Oldmine fans in Game 5. It started an hour before the game started and I’m sure it’s still going on in the streets of that ancient city. The score eventually was 5-4 Oldmine’s way for a Grand Series win. But Portswood showed again they are a team full of spirit and determination. They fought all the way, but that little bit of extra talent in the home side got them over the line. Who knows what would’ve happened had Portswood had snuck through with a win. Would that have unsettled Oldmine enough? It’s all academic now.
It all happened at the top of the ninth. Two incidents that showed how talented and hungry Oldmine were to win the Championship. Bradley’s extraordinary catch as the ball was sailing for a home run and Davison’s snap catch to end the innings and the match was also sublime.