The White Wings defeated the Edmonton Capitals 5-1 to win the first game of the North American Baseball League Championship.
The Capitals still lead the series 3-1.
It was an excellent pitching performance from White Wings’ starting pitcher Brian Henschel of Hartland, Wisconsin. Henschel, who had already played for the San Angelo Colts in the 2011 North American Baseball League Playoffs threw seven and two third innings, giving up four hits, three strikeouts, two walks and no earned runs.
It makes me shaking my head a little bit that Henschel was allowed to play for the White Wings in the championship series, after playing for the Colts in the South Final. In my opinion, for a professional sports league to be taken seriously by the public, there shouldn’t be any player movement among teams once the playoffs begin.
Game five of the series is Tuesday night at Telus Field.