Congratulations to the Iowa Aces for winning their 2nd League Championship Tournament title in 3 seasons. The Aces won their Quarterfinal game against the Black Sox 4-1. Jeremy Green recorded the win (6IP, 1ER, 4K) and Joe Smith (1IP, 0ER, 2K) got the save. The Semi-final against the Bandits was a 10 inning pitchers duel 1-0. Joe Smith (10IP, 0ER, 11K) pitched a complete game Shutout for the win. Jakob Epsteen pitched a fantastic game for the Bandits and took the heartbreaking loss. In the Championship game, the Aces handed defeat to the Des Moines .45s 5-4. The .45s threw MCC 2014 All Conference pitcher Pat Winnike. Joe Smith was the winning pitcher (6IP, 4ER, 5K) Derek Huxford (3IP, 0ER, 4K) recorded the Save .
Aces Highlights for the tourney included Charles Magedanz (.400 OP% , R) Jeremy Green (.400 OB%, 2R, SB) and Derek Huxford (.300 Avg, 2RBI), Jo Fred recorded a stolen base in each game. Tournament MVP, Joe Smith recorded a save in the quarterfinals, the complete game win in the semifinals and the win in the Championship game. Joe also logged a 4-4 performance in the finals and finished the tourney with a .455 Avg.
Quarterfinal results: Bandits 7 Renegades 6; Mets 10 Astros 5; Aces 4 Black Sox 1; Des Moines .45s 12 Koras 2
Semi-Finals: .45s 2 Mets 1; Aces 1 Bandits 0
Championship: Aces 5 Des Moines.45s 4; WP: Joe Smith; LP: Pat Winnike