When the 66ers were eliminated by Lake Elsinore in the first round, I predicted that Lake Elsinore would beat San Jose for the championship.
I was completely wrong, or as I prefer to look at it, half right. San Jose and Lancaster each won both halves (the first time it’s happened in the league since 2004, and second time since 1994), so they were the odds-on favorites to reach the finals. I didn’t think that would happen, as I thought one of the two teams would lose in the division finals, the part I was half-right.
However, I picked the wrong team. It was San Jose that lost, in five games to Stockton, while Lake Elsinore fell in five games to Lancaster. The part I was half wrong. Or some of you might say I was all wrong.
As I re-predict the finals, I’m going with Lancaster over Stockton in five games, in part because Lancaster has home field advantage. But the JetHawks also have superior pitching.