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Moore League Baseball Championship, Playoff Scenarios

One day, two games, four potential Moore League baseball champions. Here’s our full breakdown of this afternoon’s scenarios as Wilson hosts Poly and Lakewood hosts Millikan at 3:15 p.m.; our thanks to Wilson athletic director Jeff Evans for his help with these scenarios.

Currently Poly and Lakewood are atop the Moore League with two losses apiece, while Wilson and Millikan both have three losses. This year there’s an extra wrinkle because the Moore League only gets three auto-playoff bids instead of the usual four. That’s because, since Compton couldn’t field a team this year, the league is a six team league instead of a seven team league–six team leagues get three playoff auto-bids, while seven team leagues get four.

If Wilson and Millikan win, the league would have a four-way league championship, and would do an envelope draw to determine who the top two seeds are, then likely a Friday playoff game for the other two teams, provided those teams split the regular season series. If there is a series winner in the two remaining teams then that team would get the third seed and the final auto-playoff bid, with the fourth place team applying for an at-large spot.

If Wilson and Lakewood win, Lakewood would be the Moore League champion, Wilson would be second, Poly would be third, and Millikan would apply for an at-large.

If Poly and Lakewood win, they would be co-Moore League champions, Millikan would be the third seed, and Wilson’s season would be over (the Bruins aren’t .500 and are not eligible for an at-large bid).

If Poly and Millikan win, the Jackrabbits would be the Moore League champions, Lakewood and Millikan would tie for second, and Wilson would finish fourth and be out of playoff contention.

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Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.
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