With a final record of 19-22, the Bobcats slated fourth place in Midwest Collegiate League standings and landed the league’s final playoff bid.
The DuPage County Hounds held the top spot for the second year in a row as the Joliet Admirals and Northwest Indiana Oilmen finished behind them in second and third respectively.
Playoffs will begin for all four teams this Tuesday as both sets of teams will gear up for a three game series. The one seed will play the four seed and the two seed will play the three seed in semi-final games ending on Thursday with the winners advancing to play the championship series this Friday.
Bloomington’s first opponent will be top-seeded Hounds. The Hounds (29-19) clinched home field advantage as they host the Cats tomorrow at 5:00pm in Lemont and then again on Thursday for the ‘if necessary’ game three. Game two will be held at Illinois Wesleyan University’s Jack Horenberger Field at 6:15pm.
On the season, the matchup between the Hounds and the Bobcats stands at 5-8, favoring the Hounds.
On the rubber for the Bobcats will be hurler, Nick Brune (IWU, 4-4, 5.16ERA). Brune is 2-3 against the Hounds this year however in his last two outings against the Hounds he has allowed less than three earned runs while striking out ten.
Bobcats have won six of their last ten and look to extend the season into the championship series this weekend. First pitch will be at 5:00pm at Lemont High School Complex.