#5 Scranton @ #4 Austin
Three Austin pitchers combined for a 6-hit shutout of Scranton in Game 5. Jose Javier picked up the “W” going 6.0 giving up 4 hits and striking out 7, followed by Miguel Veras for 2.0, and Mateo Blanco picked up the save, going 1 inning and walking one. Graham Wilson had an RBI triple and Corky Buckley knocked in the game-winning run in the 2nd. Scranton’s Dusty Johnson was good, but not quite good enough, going 7.0 innings, giving up 7 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 walks, and striking out 6.
* Austin beats Scranton, 2-0. Austin wins the series 3-2.
#6 Detroit @ #3 Dover
Detroit put up a heck of a fight in trying to pull off the upset, but it was not to be. Scoring twice in the first on a Buster Wiggins (3-4, 2 RBI, 2R, 2HR) home run and an Eddie Sanford single, Detroit took control early. Julio Johnson (6.2IP, 9H, 4ER, 1BB, 1K) was unable to hold Dover at bay and picked up the loss. Dover scored twice in the second, and once each in the fifth and seventh to pick up the victory. Otis Damon pitched 8 innings for the victory, scattering 8 hits, 3 runs, and 6 strikeouts while Nicky Drew struck out the side to pick up his second save of the playoffs. With the exception of 2B Charlie Spencer, every Dover starter had at least a hit, led by Taylor Broussard (3-4, 2R, 1RBI, 2B) and Ed Martin (2-3, 1RBI, 1BB). A seventh inning home run was not enough for Detroit to overcome the deficit.
* Dover beats Detroit, 4-3. Dover wins the series, 3-2.