Buffaloes Blagoevgrad have won the title in the Bulgarian Baseball League 2017. An unpredictable, gruelling, and tight Final Series between the local powerhouse and Athletic Sofia ended in dramatic fashion. Game 5 of the best of 5 series saw a single unearned run crown the 2017 BBL champion. Yassen Nedelchev pitched a complete game two-hit shutout while Rumen Lachev of Athletic took the unlikely loss with a two-hit gem of his own.
Buffaloes Blagoevgrad and Athletic Sofia had completed the Regular Phase of BBL 2017 with equal records of 11-3, splitting their 2-game set. In the Semifinal Playoffs, Blagoevgrad eliminated Coyotes Dupnitsa 2-0 (best of 3), while Athletic eliminated Sofia Blues 2:1 (best of 3).
Info and stats on all 5 games of the Final Series in BBL 2017 here:
Game 1: 23 September 2017, Buffaloes Blagoevgrad v Athletic Sofia 5:3
Game 2: 24 September 2017, Buffaloes Blagoevgrad v Athletic Sofia 3:7
Game 3: 01 October 2017, Athletic Sofia v Buffaloes Blagoevgrad 9:12
Game 4: 14 October 2017, Athletic Sofia v Buffaloes Blagoevgrad 3:2
Game 5: 15 October 2017, Buffaloes Blagoevgrad v Athletic Sofia 1:0
A detailed report on the first ever edition of the Bulgarian Baseball League with complete information on the league’s rebranding, marketing and communication partnerships with local company SiCS© Bulgaria, as well as lots of photos, videos, and stats will be available soon.