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NWI OILMEN VS SOUTHLAND VIKINGS IN MIDWEST COLLEGIATE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES BY JOHN SMIERCIAK
Date: 8/3/2013 Album ID: 1687820
Photos by John Smierciak
WHITING | Familiarity breeds contempt, and in baseball a lack of familiarity with pitchers often breeds groundouts and strikeouts. Despite the Midwest Collegiate League having only a handful of teams, the Northwest Indiana Oilmen had only seen Southland Vikings starter Brandon White for a lone inning this summer prior to Saturday’s opening game of the best-of-three MCL finals at Oil City Stadium. White, in just his third start of the summer, halted the previously hot Oilmen and took advantage of a big fourth inning by his Southland teammates, and together they beat the Oilmen 7-2 to take a 1-0 series lead.