Navs win 4-1 to remain in first place...
with a one game lead with one game left in the regular season. Been awhile since I've been able to type that sentence as the Tigers win tonight beating Lowell on Norwich Navigator night. A three run bottom of the sixth was the difference in the game as Tyler Collins and Dean Green doubled in runs and aaron Westlake singled in another for a 3-0 CT lead. The Spinners scored a run on a wild pitch in the eight but Westlake singled in a run in the bottom half to get the run back.
Wilsen Palacios (5-5) pitched 7 strong innings striking out 8 and Jeff Barfiled threw a 1-2-3 9th for his fifth save.
The division championship comes down to Sunday's game. A Tiger win and a Vermont loss means the Tigers win the division. If both teams lose Sunday the Tigers win the division and if the Tigers lose and the Lake Monsters win, the season ends for the Tigers based on the regular season head to head series between the two teams which favors Vermont.
Misc fan notes: Great seeing that Tater statue back in front of Dodd...it looks great! The Navigators uniform they came up with was pretty good. It reminded me of the purple vests they played in on Sundays only over the green t-shirts they worn then for those games...not bad. Great seeing those Navigators caps as well on the players.
Very well run auction with the players presenting their jerseys to the auction winners on field after the game.
Lots of folks dug deep into their closets for Navs stuff to wear..nice to see.
I went with the 2002 home jersey worn by Mitch Jones that I worn to the Defenders playoff games in 2009. For the cap I went with the 1996 promo cap that I'm wearing at the top of this page.
Hope to make it to Sunday's game!