The Connecticut River Valley Baseball League will crown its 2013 champion this weekend as the four town teams that won first round playoff series will face off at the Walpole baseball complex. The semi-final 9-inning games start on Saturday at 1:00 as the regular season leader Chester/Saxtons Crush play the defending champion Claremont Cardinals, while the league’s newest team, the Sunapee Old Lakers, take on the Walpole Wild Blue. The winners of the 9-inning semifinals will meet Sunday at 1:00 for the CRVBL Cup.
Last weekend’s first round playoff series saw Chester/Saxtons sweep the Brattleboro River Rats by scores of 5-1 and 11-2. Sunapee took two against the Newport Polar Bears, 5-3 and 11-3. Walpole shut out the Keene Black Dawgs twice, 5-0 and 8-0, while the series between Claremont and the Putney Fossils was the only one to go the limit of three games. The Fossils won the opener, 5-4, but Claremeont came back to take the series with wins of 6 to 2 and 4 to 3.
Admission to the CRVBL semi-finals and finals is free, and to learn more about the area’s league of adult amateur town baseball teams, please visit the CRVBL website at www.crvbl.org .