Marlins Lead Pirates 3-1 in Baseball Finals
Cancelations Drag Championship Series into October

October 1st, 2013
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At press time the Gravel Bay Marlins were a win away from claiming the Roatan Insular baseball league pennant, with a 3-1 lead over the Sandy Bay Pirates in the best-of-seven championship series. Rain and other postponements prevented the league from crowning a champion in September as originally planned.

Marlins pitcher Grover Webster has .

Marlins pitcher Grover Webster has notched two wins in the series so far. (file photo)

The Marlins, who finished the regular season with a league-best 23-16 record to qualify for the finals, and the Pirates, who defeated Kool & the Gang 3-2 in a best-of-five semi-final series, split the first two games in a double-header September 1. Marlins pitcher Grover Webster picked up the win in the first game as the Marlins prevailed 10-9. Tony Brown got the win for the Pirates in game two as the Pirates prevailed 8-6.

Games three and four, originally scheduled for September 8, were postponed, first because of a death in the family of a Marlins player, then because some players were involved in the Roatan International Fishing Tournament September 12-15. The Marlins swept the double-header when the rescheduled games were finally played, after a two-week hiatus, September 22. Kurt Stewart was the winning pitcher in game three as the Marlins routed the Pirates 13-3. Johny James and Homer Brooks homered for the Pirates in a losing cause. Leonard Lara homered to help propel the Marlins to a 10-4 victory in game four, with Grover Webster picking up the win, his second of the series.

Games five and six, originally scheduled for September 29, were postponed because of rain and have been rescheduled for October 6. If a seventh game is necessary, it will be played October 13.

The winner of the series will compete in the Honduran national tournament, date of which is yet to be determined.

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