It was a great day for baseball Sunday as the Quincy Scottown Dodgers were victorious over the Cairo Reds.
The game looked promising for the Reds in the first few innings as the Reds went ahead in the top of the third inning by one run and a score of 2-1 entering the fourth inning.
The fourth inning was quiet for both teams. However, by the fifth inning both teams began to wake up and the bats started swinging.
The fifth inning was the beginning of the rally for the Dodgers.
Dodger batters rounded off the day with a total of 18 base hits, including four home runs and one grand slam.
The day was extremely bright for Dodger veterans John Price, Marcus Ray, Danny Young and Donny Young. Each of them had a home run with two or more base hits, including a grand slam by Donny Young in the bottom of the eighth inning to seize the playoff victory.
Danny Young added in a total of three base hits to round off an outstanding day at the plate.
Other Dodgers who contributed to the action were Cedric Gibson, Kevin Seymore and Marty Anderson with two hits of their own.
Marty Anderson was the winning pitcher; striking out nine batters. Kevin Seymour came in to relieve Anderson for the save.
The journey to the championship continues next Sunday, September 15th in Cairo as the Dodgers face off with their league rival, the Camilla All-Stars, for the battle of home field advantage for the championship series. The championship series is the best two out of three games.