The Neptunes won their second championship, the hard way. Winners of the Wild Card of the USA, they faced off against the previous years champs, the Chicago Architects who were gunning for their 4th title. Chicago’s most impressive 100-44 record made them prohibitive favorites.
Despite being 9-15 against the Architects, the Neptunes had a little something to say about who would face the other ‘beast’ coming out of Canada, the Toronto Maples. Toledo, 90-54 for the third consecutive year, took the series in 6 games and then got ready for the next challenge.
The 96-48 Maples, just 2 years removed from their first and only championship, were the odds on favorite to prevail in the series. The teams split the regular season series 2-2, but it was Toledo who would for the second time in the post-season defeat a team with a better record.
The Neptunes had 5 LHP in the rotation but it was Dean Floyd (14-3) and Derrill Dougherty (15-8) who did the heavy lifting.
Jesus Sanchez led all batters on the team with a .341 average.
Bill Atteberry inks his name in the record book for second time in GLBL history.