OLD Media Moves

WSJ wins fourth consecutive softball championship

September 8, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

The Wall Street Journal won its fourth consecutive New York Media Softball League championship on Saturday afternoon.

In the semifinals, the Journal defeated WNYC by a 4-1 score. In the finals, the business newspaper defeated High Times, the No. 1 seed, to whom they had lost twice to during the regular season. The final score was 4-3 in 13 innings, which was the longest championship game in league history.

High Times tied it 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh, and the score stayed that way for five full innings. For the Journal, Chris Rhoads had the key hit, a two-RBI double in the top of the 13th. Russell Adams pitched the whole game for the win.

High Times, which went undefeated during the regular season, defeated Forbes magazine in its semifinal tilt by a 6-5 score.

The winner took home the highly-coveted Bloom Cup, named for the league’s founder and commissioner, Steve Bloom.

The NYMSL started in 2007. High Times won the first title, followed by BusinessWeek in 2008.

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