The French Division I regular season is over and the playoffs are set to start this weekend.
The league leader Rouen Huskies finished off the regular season with a sweep of the Beaucaire Chevaliers over the weekend to improve their record to 24-4. They will await the winner of one of the first playoff series.
Second place Senart Templiers dropped a pair of games heading into the playoffs. Paris UC took the weekend series from Senart as they enter the first round against the Savigny Lions.
The top two teams, Rouen and Senart, will rest this week and await the winners of the two first round series. Paris UC, the #3 seed, will take on the Savigny Lions who finished in 6th place. While the Montpellier Barracudas, #4, and Beaucaire Chevaliers, #5, will face off in the other playoff series.
French Division I Scores:
Senart Templiers 4, Paris UC 14
Senart Templiers 2, Paris UC 5
Stade Toulouse 5, Savigny Lions 7
Stade Toulouse 7, Savigny Lions 6
Rouen Huskies 10, Beaucaire Chevaliers 1
Rouen Huskies 2, Beaucaire Chevaliers 0
French Division I Playoff Schedule:
Saturday July 27th
Savigny Lions vs Paris UC
Beaucaire Chevaliers vs Montpellier Barracudas
Sunday July 28th
Paris UC vs Savigny Lions
Montpellier Barracudas vs Beaucaire Chevaliers
*Savigny Lions vs Paris UC
*Beaucaire Chevaliers vs Montpellier Barracudas
Final French Division I Standings:
1. Rouen Huskies 24-4
2. Senart Templiers 19-9
3. Paris UC 18-10
4. Montpellier Barracudas 18-10
5. Beaucaire Chevaliers 10-18
6. Savigny Lions 10-18
7. Stade Toulouse 8-20
8. France Academy 5-23
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.