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PGCBL Divisional Playoffs Set

The field for the inaugural Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League playoffs is set. The 2011 PGCBL postseason will begin on Fri., Aug. 5 with four teams vying for the league’s postseason championship. The divisional playoffs, running from Aug. 5 through Aug. 7, will be contested in a best-of-three series format with the higher seed hosting the first and possible third games of the series and the lower seed hosting the second game.

In the East, division champion Glens Falls (31-17) will meet longtime rival Amsterdam (30-17). Both teams enter the postseason ranked nationally in PG Crosschecker’s Summer Top 35. Amsterdam is ranked 22nd in the poll while Glens Falls is listed at number 30. Glens Falls won the regular season series, five games to three; however Amsterdam defeated Glens Falls, 6-2, in their most recent meeting on Tues., Aug. 2, at Shuttleworth Park.

EAST DIVISION PLAYOFFS
1. GLENS FALLS (31-17) VS. 2. AMSTERDAM (30-17)
Game 1: Fri., Aug. 5 – Amsterdam at Glens Falls (East Field), 7:05 PM
Game 2: Sat., Aug. 6 – Glens Falls at Amsterdam (Shuttleworth Park), 7:05 PM
Game 3: Sun., Aug. 7. – Amsterdam at Glens Falls, if nec. (East Field), 7:05 PM

In the West, division champion Cooperstown (25-20) will be opposed by runner-up Newark (26-22). The two young franchises have a combined three summer collegiate seasons between them. Cooperstown is in its’ second season at Doubleday Field while Newark just completed its’ first-ever regular season. The Hawkeyes of Cooperstown and the Newark Pilots played eight times during the regular season. Cooperstown won the season series, six games to two. Cooperstown boasts a 14-7 record at Doubleday Field while Newark has gone 15-8 away from home.

WEST DIVISION PLAYOFFS
1. COOPERSTOWN (25-20) VS. 2. NEWARK (26-22)
Game 1: Fri., Aug. 5 – Newark at Cooperstown (Doubleday Field), 5:00 PM
Game 2: Sat., Aug. 6 – Cooperstown at Newark (Colburn Park), 7:05 PM
Game 3: Sun., Aug. 7 – Newark at Cooperstown, if nec. (Doubleday Field), 1:00 PM

The winners from the divisional playoffs will meet in the PGCBL Championship Series beginning on Tues., Aug. 9 at a site to be determined.


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