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NDBL's Strother Cup playoffs to begin Aug. 5th, Aurora top seed

Posted August 1, 2014

The race for the Strother Cup is set in the North Dufferin Baseball League as playoffs begin.

The first round of the post-season has eight of the 14 senior teams vying for the championship.

The Aurora Jays, who finished first with 21 wins, 4 losses, and 1 tie will meet eighth place Barrie Angels (9-11-6). Second place Bolton Brewers (21-5-0) play the Clearview Orioles (11-13-2) who finished seventh. Ivy Leafs (20-5-1) in third place face off with the sixth place Mansfield Cubs (10-11-5) and fourth place New Lowell Knights (15-8-3) meet fifth place Midland Indians (15-9-2).

This is the first post-season for the Mansfield Cubs after a 14-year drought. The Cubs last played in the playoffs in 1994, when they won the championship, but failed to field a team for the next five years. They returned to the league in 2000 and have not made the playoffs since.

For another team, the Creemore Braves, it is the first year the club has not made the playoffs since they entered the senior division in 2000. The Braves finished in tenth place.

Rounding out the bottom of the standings were Orangeville Giants, Bolton Dodgers, Nobleton Cornhuskers, Lisle Astros, and Angus Black Sox.

First round action begins August 5 with a complete schedule available at www.ndbl.ca.

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