Buies Creek Astros say goodbye with Carolina League championship

Due to the hurricane Florence that is heading to the Carolinas, the Carolina League (A Advanced) decided to reduce the five-game championship series to a winner take all championship game. The Buies Creek Astros took on the Potomac Nationals and beat them 2-1 in eleven innings.

Yesterday’s championship game ended a two-year arrangement that brought the former Bakersfield Blaze (California League) to Buies Creek and a temporary home.
Next year the team will move into a brand new stadium in Fayetteville, NC.

The new name is still up in the air. The name will be chosen out of the following five: “Fatbacks,” “Fly Traps,” “Jumpers,” “Wood Dogs,” or “Woodpeckers” and is expected to be announced later today.

Buies Creek loaded the bases in the 11th with one out. Robinson opened the inning with an infield single and took second on Adams’ base hit, then easily beat center fielder Nick Banks’ throw to the plate on Arauz’s fly ball. A few dozen spectators were on hand for Tuesday night’s game, which was delayed about a half-hour because of pre-game rainfall.

The Astros have a very successful farm system as four of their five farm teams that play above rookie level, made it to the playoffs: Fresno Grizzlies, Corpus Christi Hooks, Buies Creek Astros and the Tri-City ValleyCats. The Grizzlies play the Memphis Redbirds in the PCL final, the Corpus Christi Hooks were ousted by the San Antonio Missions (expect a blog post about that club soon) in the division championship series of the Texas League, and the ValleyCats won the New York-Penn League championship.

Irish American Baseball Society

Baseball from a Dutch point of view since 2014

Maritime Pro Ball

Blog advocating bringing minor league ball to the Maritime Provinces!

D-Backs Europe

Een kijk op de MLB met een vleugje Arizona Diamondbacks

Milujeme Baseball

Nejlepší český web o baseballu

Dutch Baseball Hangout

Baseball from a Dutch point of view since 2014


Follow my trip in the USA during the 2016 summer!

Honkbal Op Zolder

Blog over bijzaken in Major League Baseball

The Ball Caps Blog

Baseball caps and beyond

The Negro Leagues Up Close

A blog about a century of African-American baseball history

Baseball History Daily

Heroes, Villains, Oddities and Minutia--The Forgotten History of the National Pastime

The Midwest League Traveler

Traveling & writing about the Midwest League, past & present, since 2011

Ben's Biz Blog

The Greatest Minor League Baseball Blog of All Time

B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful

Your guide to all things prospect, courtesy of Jonathan Mayo

Universo Béisbol

Hagamos del béisbol un deporte más universal.

%d bloggers like this: