Mariners’ loss, Danville win seals fate
By JOHN DITTRICH, PulaskiMariners.net
The Pulaski Mariners’ playoff hopes hung by a thread Friday afternoon as the M’s dropped a 5-2 decision to Bluefield in the regular season finale. It would take a victory over a strong Danville club by last place Bristol on Friday evening to allow Pulaski a slim second place finish and playoff berth. But it was not to be.
The Braves handed Bristol a 6-1 defeat and clinched the final playoff berth in the Friday night contest.
Appy League playoff action begins on Sunday night as second place Johnson City hosts top finisher Elizabethton in the West while Danville opens at home against first place Princeton in the East.
The winners of the division series will then face one another for the league title, which will open in the West Division.
All playoff rounds are 3 game series.