Orioles grounded, Bisons move on 0
Only one area team is moving on in the Manitoba Junior Baseball League playoffs.
The Pembina Valley Orioles were looking to wrap up their MJBL playoff series Wednesday night but were edged 2-1 by the St. James As, who took the series three games to two.
The night before, the O's had kept their hopes alive by blanking St. James 5-0 to tie the series at 2-2 and force the fifth and deciding game in Morden.
Meanwhile, the Altona Bisons beat the Elmwood Giants 3-0 Tuesday and won their series 3 games to 1.
The Bisons begin their best of five semi-final with St. Boniface tonight (Friday July 27) in Winnipeg then come home for game two Saturday and back to Winnipeg for game three Sunday. If the series continues, game four will be in Altona Monday and game five in the city Tuesday.
In the other semi-final, St. James faces the Carillon Sultans.