Last Lap

With just one week to go, Ames made another jump in the standings and is now in first place!  Council Bluffs is just a half-game out and Davenport just 1 1/2, so it could be an exciting finish.  Here are the contenders’ matchups to close out the season:   

•  Ames vs Iowa City (3) and Sioux City (2).  
•  Council Bluffs at West Metro (3) and Waterloo (3).  
•  Davenport at Waterloo (3) and West Metro (3).  
•  Iowa City at Ames (3) then home vs Dubuque (3).  

It is interesting to see both Council Bluffs and Davenport close out against two of the league’s worst clubs, while front-runner Ames has by far the toughest matchups.  I think the smart money is on the Falcons to fly high at the end, but you never know.  Oddly enough, while the other contenders play their last games on Sunday, Ames wraps things up on Friday.  The Little Cyclones will definitely need help from the Maroons and Sailors this week!

Here is a link to the Strat-O-Matic league file after 24 weeks of play, and the current standings. 

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9/22/68 Iowa Baseball Confederacy        Won   Lost    Pct     GB
Ames Little Cyclones (Orioles-Pirates)   91     66    .580     --
Council Bluffs Falcons (A’s-Giants)      90     66    .577     .5
Davenport Knights (Tigers-Cards)         89     67    .571    1.5 
Iowa City Regals (Red Sox-Phillies)      86     70    .551    4.5 
Sioux City Crusaders (Indians-Reds)      79     79    .500   12.5 
Cedar Rapids Saints (Twins-Dodgers)      77     79    .494   13.5

Des Moines Scarlets (Yankees-Cubs)       74     83    .471   17.0
West Metro Maroons (Angels-Mets)         71     85    .455   19.5
Waterloo Sailors (White Sox-Braves)      67     89    .429   23.5
Dubuque Golden Eagles (Senators-Astros)  58     98    .372   32.5

That’s all for this week. 

© John Kisner 2019