Lions defend their title

The Mohawk Valley Lions roared to a second straight MMDA title with an unlikely sweep of the top-seeded Northwest Stars in the World Series. The Lions overcame early deficits in three of the four games, a feat made possible by a pitching staff (and defense) that allowed just seven runs and a 1.75 ERA in the World Series.

Luck never seemed to leave the Lions' side in the 2015 postseason. They went 5-2 in one-run games, 4-0 in extra-inning games and 7-1 on the road. They lost their first two playoff games at home, when they scored only one run in 18 innings against the Pilots' Jake Arrieta and Carlos Carrasco. Then they played 19 extra innings in a tense series with the Crows in which Spokane outscored Mohawk Valley by one run in the six-game series. The Lions lost the first game of that series at home, too.

Two of Mohawk Valley's biggest stars shined brightly in the World Series, when league MVP Andrew McCutchen and league Cy Young Award winner David Price stepped up their games. McCutchen hit .333 (5-for-15) with two home runs, a double, three walks, four runs and six RBIs. He drove in the game-winning runs in Games One and Four. Price picked up the win in the title-clinching Game Four, and in his two starts logged a 1.74 ERA with 12 strikeouts, three walks and nine hits allowed in 10 1/3 innings.

Brief capsules of each World Series game can be found on the MMDA Blog.


Draft Grid

As of Jan. 20, 2016

No. Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
1.Scorpions*Breakers--------MaulersSnappers
2.Breakers%Razorbacks------------
3.Dutchmen#----Stars----MaulersBreakers
4.Razorbacks^Scorpions----------Pilots
5.Nighthawks--------------
6.Drivers------------Gators
7.Snappers----Dutchmen--------
8.BluejaysIrishMaulers------Lions--
9.IrishBluejaysMaulersBluejays------Scorpions
10.MaulersScorpionsScorpionsBluejays--Dodgers--Bluejays
11.Gators--------------
12.RoadrunnersScorpions----Scorpions--Stars--
13.Dodgers----------ManateesHuskies
14.Pilots----Bluejays--------
15.Huskies------RazorbacksNighthawksBreakersXXX
16.Hornets------------XXX
17.Crows----------Pilots--
18.ManateesDodgers----------Huskies
19.StarsRoadrunnersCrows--CrowsMaulersSnappersLions
20.Lions----RazorbacksBluejays----Scorpions

*Scorpions pick first in rounds 2-7, based on final record. Their first-round pick is No. 4 overall based on the lottery.
%Breakers pick second in rounds 2-7, based on final record. Their first-round pick is No. 1 overall based on the lottery.
#Dutchmen pick third in rounds 2-7, based on final record. Their first-round pick is No. 3 overall based on the lottery.
^Razorbacks pick third in rounds 2-7, based on final record. Their first-round pick is No. 2 overall based on the lottery.




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