Defending champs Stockholm will be playing this year’s Swedish Elite Division winners Tranås in the 2009 Swedish baseball finals August 29-30.
Stockholm, which finished in second place this year, beat last year’s co-finalist Karlskoga at home in two straight games in the best of three semi-finals Saturday, 5-2 and 7-4.
Tranås split Saturday’s semis with Leksand, losing the first game 4-3, but storming back in game 2 11-3. In Sunday’s decider, Leksand led 5-3 in the bottom of the 9th, when Tranås tied the score. Tranås went on to win a finals spot with a run in the 14th inning, making the final score 6-5.
This coming weekend’s finals will be played in Tranås, since they took first place in league play, with two games on Saturday, and a third, if necessary, on Sunday.
Stockholm and Karlskoga will be facing each other in the finals of this year’s Swedish Elite Division.
Stockholm secured its spot with a 15-3 victory over home team Rättvik, taking the best of three series 2-1.
Karlskoga beat Sundbyberg 8-2 to take the series in two straight games.
The finals open this coming weekend at Stockholm’s home diamond at Skarpnäck and move back to Karlskoga the following weekend. The last game would be played September 21 at Karlskoga, if required in the best of five series.