STANDINGS FOR 2016 CBA Playoff
 
                            WON LOST  PCT   GB  MAGIC#   ACTWON ACTLOST ACTPCT
2016 Cooperstown CIM         12   6  .667 ----   147        101      61   .623
2016 Joliet JJC              10   5  .667   .5               92      70   .568
2016 Philly PPS               7   4  .636  1.5              101      61   .623
2016 Towaco TWR               9   7  .563  2.0              102      60   .630
2016 High Bridge HHP          3   4  .429  3.5               88      74   .543
2016 Brooklyn BSP             4   7  .364  4.5               98      64   .605
2016 New Jersey NBR           2   4  .333  4.0              103      59   .636
2016 San Diego SSC            1   4  .200  4.5               90      72   .556
2016 Newton NBP               1   4  .200  4.5              100      62   .617
2016 River Meadow RMD         0   4  .000  5.0               84      78   .519
 
2016 Playoff Stats

CBA 2016 World Series Review

The Joliet Jackhammers and Cooperstown Iron Horses faced off in the 2016 CBA World Series. 

Game 1

A battle of aces, Jake Arrieta of Joliet squared off against Madison Bumgarner of Cooperstown in a classic pitching duel for the ages.  Each pitcher threw a complete game, giving up no earned runs and 2 hits each combining for 21 K's in 17 innings .  The difference maker?  A Marcus Semien 2 base error on a Justin Upton ground ball.  Fielder grounded to 2B to move him up to 3rd and Justin Turner hit a sac fly for the only run of the game.

Cooperstown 1 - Joliet 0

Cooperstown leads the series 1-0

Game 2

Harvey of CIM vs Quintana of JJC.  It started with 7 shutout innings but Joliet scored a run in the top of the 8th when Gose reached base and was driven in by Granderson double.  However, in the bottom of the 8th the Iron Horses got to Quintana and the trio of Kimbrel, Brach and Ross for 4 runs with a pinch hit 2 run double by Arencibia and another 2 run single by Justin Turner.

Cooperstown 4 - Joliet 1

Cooperstown leads the series 2-0.

 Game 3

Kershaw vs Samardzija.  Joliet picked up a run in the first, Cooperstown countered with a run in the 3rd.  Cooperstown took the lead with a run in the top of the 5th but Joliet tied it up in the bottom of the innings.  However, midseason acquisition Justin Turner came up big with a 3 run home run in the top of the 7th for what would be the difference making runs.

Cooperstown 6 - Joliet 3

Cooperstown leads the series 3-0

Game 4

Joliet and their Ace Arrieta trying to continue their season, Bumgarner and the Horses trying to win it all.  The Horses took the lead in the top of the 5th by scoring 3 runs but the Hammers tied it up in the bottom of the innings.  The Horses again took the lead in the top of the 6th with a run.  In the bottom of the 6th game the at bat of the game.  With 2 outs and the bases loaded Jack Frost decided to stick with Semien against Koji Uehara.  His instincts were spot on with a game changing grand slam.  Josh Reddick would add a HR in the 7th to allow the Jackhammers to sail to victory.

Joliet 9 - Cooperstown 4

Cooperstown leads the series 3-1

Game 5

Jason Hammel takes the hill for Cooperstown against Quintana  The Iron Horses jump out to a 4-0 lead scoring runs in the 1st, 2nd and 5th while Hammel threw 7 shutout innings.  He went out for the 8th but gave up a couple of hits before being pulled after 7 2/3 innings.  Jose Fernandez came in and gave up another hit before the game was turned over to Uehara.  Koji allowed a hit to let the third run score, but he escaped the 8th with Cooperstown clinging on to a 4-3 lead.  Cooperstown scored an insurance run in the top of the 9th and Uehara came out to close it out in the bottom of the innings.  Kris Bryant led off the innings with a walk.  Granderson and Davis followed with singles.  Grandal tied the game with another single bringing up Jean Segura with runners on 1st and 3rd and no one out.  Segura lofted a ball deep to the OF for what was a walk off sac fly.

Joliet 6 - Cooperstown 5

Cooperstown leads the series 3-2

Game 6

Cooperstown send their ace Kershaw to the mound against Samardzija.  The Iron Horses scored a run in the bottom of the 4th and that would be all the scoring through the first 7 innings as Samardija pitched 7 1/3 innings of 1 run ball and Kershaw took a perfect game into the 8th but after allowing Semien to reach base Jack Frost went to lefty killer Parker.  Stamets countered with Pedro Baez, Frost countered with Rendon.  It was Jack Frost who got the best of the chess moves this inning as Rendon hit a game tying double.  After a scoreless 9th it went to extra innings.  In the top of the 9th Granderson hit a swinging bunt in front of the plate.  The veteran Yadier Molina pounced on the ball and made a strong throw but it hit Granderson and rolled into RF allowing Curtis to head to 2B. Semien came up and hit a single to left to allow Joliet to take the lead in the top of the 9th off of Tony Watson.  

 

In the bottom of the 9th, the Cooperstown Iron Horses were down a run, knowing a game 7 would mean facing 20 game winner Jake Arrieta.  After Brad Bach allowed a leadoff walk to Justin Upton, Frost turned to his big arm Craig Kimbrel to face what would have normally been Prince Fielder's DH spot, but he'd been pulled earlier in the game favor of pinch hitter and backup catcher J.P. Arenciba. J.P. however is no slouch.  In 57 AB's during the regular season he hi .345 with a .684 SLG recording 4 HR serving as an extraordinary pinch hitter.

Kimbrel leaned in to take the sign, dangling his arm.  J.P. was locked in.  Kimbrel brought the 100 MPH heat but Arencibia was looking fastball and sent the ball sailing over the CF fence for a walkoff World Series winning HR off one of the best closers in the game.

Cooperstown 3 -  Joliet 2

Cooperstown wins the World Series.