Saturday Sports: Watertown Rapids' First Season Wraps Up, An Overview Of The YearPosted: Updated:
A season that began in early June came to a close Friday night for the Watertown Rapids. While the team didn't win the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League title, they did win the hearts of local fans in their first season. The Watertown Rapids inaugural season came to a close Friday night at the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds with a 12-4 loss to Amsterdam in game two of their PGCBL best of 3 playoff series.
It was a successful season for the first year club, as the Rapids posted a 26-21 regular season record and finished the year on a 3 game win streak to make the playoffs. That success wasn't just limited to the field. The Rapids played 22 home dates this season, drawing 6,305 fans to the park for an average attendance of 287 fans a game.
General manager, Brandon Noble, who took over the reigns in the months leading up to the season, says 2018 was a learning experience and with the 2018 season in the books, Noble says after a little time off preparations will be underway for next season.
Northeastern Football Alliance action from Ithaca on Saturday as the North Country Tigers met Ithaca in search of their 4th straight win. North Country's lone loss this season was a 28-14 season opening setback to Ithaca at Potsdam High School.
In the 2nd quarter, Tigers down 6-0, but they tied it when Zack Raymond broke tackles and took it to the house for the touchdown. The game tied at 6. It wouldn't be enough though, as Ithaca continued on to win 30-14. The Tigers fell to 3-2 on the season.
Meanwhile, both the Watertown Red and Black and the Carthage Revolution are enjoying an off week ahead of their 2nd meeting of the season next week at Carthage High School. The Revolution will be out for their first win of the season and some revenge after falling to the Red and Black 42-6 on June 23rd at the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds. The Red and Black, in the meantime, will be looking to snap a 2 game losing streak and keep their playoff hopes alive with a victory.