Bulls Charge into Championship Game
Posted September 17, 1998 7:00 a.m. EDT
DURHAM — It's the bottom of the ninth, Bulls trailing 6-5 with their season on the line. Chris Martin, 0-18 in the series, steps up to bat. He drives a shot off the wall scoring the tying and winning runs. Bulls win! Bulls win!
Thursday night's dramatic nail-biter ended with a 7-6 Durham Bulls victory, and another chance to play in the first Triple-A World Series.
The Bulls face the Buffalo Bison for game five of the International League championship Friday night, and Chris Martin says the Bulls are ready.
"We've got game five coming up, and everything is on the line, and that is the way we want it," Martin said. "Just go as hard as you can, and play as aggressive as you can, and don't hold anything back."
Everyone in the Bulls organization is pleased with the team's success so far, and say just getting to this point is reason to be proud.
"We didn't know what we were getting into. We a pretty good idea, but you don't know until you're there, and you're feeling it," Bulls General Manager Peter Anlyan said. "But to be lucky enough to be in an exciting situation like this, it's the best. And it's great for Durham, Raleigh and the Triangle."
A rain tarp replaced the players on the field about 4:30 p.m., but not even rain could damper the spirits of the Bulls.
"This Triple-A stuff is okay," one player said.