Down on the Farm: Playoffs
Daytona used a well-balanced offensive attack and five innings of hitless relief to defeat Fort Myers 7-3, capturing the FSL championship in four games (three-games-to-one) … the championship is the franchise’s fourth: 1995, 2000, 2004 (co-champions due to storms wiping out the championship series) and 2008 … the Cubs earned the playoff berth by winning the FSL East Division’s second half with a 38-24 record, a .613 winning percentage.
RHP Marcos Mateo (ND 0-1, 4.70) 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
HOMERS – Yusef Carter (1), James Adduci (1)
? 2B Tony Thomas went 2-for-4 with an RBI … he went 14-for-29 (.483) with a homer, eight runs scored, eight RBI and a stolen base in the postseason … his .483 playoff batting average led the FSL.
? CF James Adduci went 2-for-3 with a homer, a run scored and an RBI … he hit .379 (11-for-29) with a homer, three runs scored and eight RBI in the playoffs.
? 3B Jonathan Mota recorded a multi-hit affair, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI … he hit .393 (11-for-28) with seven runs scored and four RBI in the postseason.
? SS Darwin Barney went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run scored and two RBI … he hit .407 (11-for-27) with seven runs scored and three RBI in the playoffs.
? RHP Andrew Cashner earned the win, allowing no hits and a walk while striking out four in 2.2 innings of scoreless relief … he was unscored upon in 6.0 hitless, postseason innings, allowing four walks while striking out 11.
? LHP Jayson Ruhlman and RHP Blake Parker combined for 2.1 innings of perfect relief, striking out four.
? Through seven post-season contests, the Cubs boasted a .326 (85-for-261) batting average, the best in the FSL by over .100 points (Dunedin, .222).