Albany Twilight League hosting AABC UNYS Stan Musial tournament this weekend
The tournament is a five- team field with the following teams having qualified:
All Stars Academy: 18-6 (2nd place Twilight)
Blue Slate Blue Hawks: 13-11 (4th place Twilight)
CNY Yankees: 14-6 (1st place Central NY League)
Tri-County Bees: 21-10 (1st place Eastern NY League)
Waterford Nolan Propane: 15-9 (3rd place Twilight)
The defending Twilight League and Upper NY State champion Albany Athletics (29-7-1 overall / 20-4 league) earned a BYE by capturing the best regular season record in the Twilight League, thus getting an automatic bid to the North Atlantic Regional tournament next weekend.
This weekend the State tournament opens Friday at Bleecker Stadium with Waterford facing the CNY Yankees at 1 pm, and at Keenholts Park All Stars takes on Tri-County Bees at 1 pm. Blue Slate drew a first round bye and will face the winner of the All Stars/Tri-County game Friday at 5 pm at Keenholts Park. The winner of the Waterford/CNY Yankees game will earn a bye to the third round.
The Twilight League has a streak of nine straight years where one of its teams have captured the State championship every year dating back to 2000. The Athletics have won eight of those championships (along with one more in 1998), Davies AC captured the title in 2003 and the Albany Senators in 2005. Apex Printing was the last Twilight League team to advance to the AABC National World Series back in 1989.
The winner of the State tournament will advance to the North Atlantic Regional Tournament at Bleecker and Keenholts from August 6-8, with the Regional winner moving on to the National World Series in Houston, Texas.
GAME #1 1 PM Waterford Nolan Propane vs CNY Yankees Bleecker Stadium
GAME #2 1 PM All Stars Academy vs Tri-County Bees Keenholts Park
BYE: Blue Slate Blue Hawks
GAME #3 5 PM Loser GM #1 vs Loser GM #2 Bleecker Stadium
GAME #4 5 PM Blue Slate Blue Hawks vs Winner GM #2 Keenholts Park
BYE: Winner of Game #1
GAME #5 * 11 AM Loser GM #4 vs Winner GM #3 Keenholts Park
GAME #6 * 2 PM Winner GM #1 vs Winner GM #4 Keenholts Park
* Pairings determined based on previous matchups, immediately following Round #2 if needed
GAME #7 ** 5 PM Teams TBD Keenholts Park
** Pairings AND bye determined (based on previous matchups AND previous bye) immediately following Round #3
GAME #8 11 AM CHAMPIONSHIP Bleecker Stadium
GAME #9 2 PM CHAMPIONSHIP #2 (if necessary) Bleecker Stadium
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