The DeKalb County Liners defeated the Chicago Zephrys Sunday afternoon at Waubonsee Community College by the score of 8-1. With their win, the Liners have clinched the 2012 Midwest Collegiate League pennant and have earned home-field advantage for as long as they remain in the playoffs.
The Liners finish the season with a 29-15 record, and hold the tie-breaker over the Northwest Indiana Oilmen, who entered today’s game at Southland with a 28-15 record. Saturday night’s ten-inning, walk-off win by the Liners over the Oilmen clinched the season series for the Liners, 3-2, and thus gave them the tie-breaker edge.
The MCL Semi-Final series are now set. The Liners will face the Southland Vikings, who finished fourth in the MCL. The Oilmen will face the DuPage County Hounds, who finished in third place. The dates, times, and locations of the Semi-Final Series are:
SERIES A: Southland vs. DeKalb County
Game 1 at DeKalb County, Tuesday, July 31, game time is 7:05 p.m.
Game 2 at Southland, Wednesday, August 1, game time is 7:10 p.m.
Game 3, if necessary, at DeKalb County, Thursday, August 2, game time is 7:05 p.m.
SERIES B: DuPage County vs. Northwest Indiana
Game 1 at Northwest Indiana, Tuesday, July 31, game time is 7:00 p.m.
Game 2 at DuPage County, Wednesday, August 1, game time is 7:00 p.m.
Game 3, if necessary, at Northwest Indiana, Thursday, August 2, game time is 7:00 p.m.
The locations of the team’s stadiums are:
DeKalb County: Founders Field, Sycamore, IL
DuPage County: Lisle-Benedictine Sports Complex, Lisle, IL
Northwest Indiana: Oil City Stadium, Whiting, IN
Southland: Homewood-Flossmoor High School Field, Flossmoor, IL
Should the Liners win their semi-final series, Game 1 of the Midwest League Collegiate League Championship Series would be held at Founders Field on Friday, August 3, at 7:05 p.m.
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