The team that wouldn’t quit did it again and now the Johnson City Cardinals are the champions of the Appalachian League.
The Johnson City Cardinals evened the Appalachian League championship series at a game apiece with a 7-2 victory over the Burlington Royals on Tuesday night at Burlington Athletic Stadium.
The Burlington Royals showed no ill effects of playing 17 innings on Sunday in the Appalachian League semifinals then making a road trip well after midnight.
Chandler Redmond drove in four runs and the Johnson City Cardinals rallied to beat the Bristol Pirates 7-5 on Sunday in the Appy League semifinals at TVA Credit Union Ballpark.
Elizabethton pulled away for a 5-2 win over Kingsport on Sunday in Game 3 of the Appy League West Division series.
The Appalachian League West Division championship series is headed to the third and deciding game.
A four-run seventh inning propelled the Elizabethton Twins to a 7-3 victory over the Kingsport Mets in the opening game of the Appy League playoffs.
After losing to Burlington earlier Sunday, the Kingsport Mets clinched an Appy League wild-card playoff berth when Elizabethton beat Bristol.