Indianapolis and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre avoided elimination in the International League playoffs and the Montgomery Biscuits evened things up with the Mobile BayBears. Attendance numbers give a glimpse into a reality of minor league baseball — only a few fans really follow the teams closely enough to care about postseason.
Indianapolis 8, Charlotte 0
Charlotte leads the best-of-five series 2-1. But if they had won, would anyone other than the team have known? Attendance: 1,703. Pitiful, even for Fort Mill. (Although, to be honest, the Bulls rarely draw more than 2,000 or so for playoff games)
Pawtucket Red Sox at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees (Playing in Rochester)
SWB 4, Pawtucket 3
Pawtucket leads series 2-1. Attendance: 2,028. Not bad considering Rochester is hardly “home” for the Yankees.
Update: See Jenks' (Pawsox Heavy) take on the game here.
Montgomery Biscuits at Mobile BayBears
Montgomery 2, Mobile 1, 11 innings
Box, Montgomery Advertiser
The Biscuits evened series to 1-1 with a walk-off hit by newcomer Robby Price. Infielder Price passed through the Bulls locker room on his way from the Charlotte Stone Crabs to the Montgomery Biscuits. Kevin Kiermaier, who had followed the same path, scored the winning run. Folks down in Mobile turned out in much better numbers (2,563) than elsewhere.