Bolts-Bethesda Redux While Playoff Opponent is Yet to be Determined (Updated)

While the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts and the Bethesda Big Train will finish off their suspended game tonight at Blair (start time 7 pm), the eyes of the League are on the battle for third place and home field advantage in the play-in rounds which will be held on Thurdsay, July 25.

Alexandria Aces

Alexandria Aces

Although the League site is not yet fully updated, the FCA Braves and the DC Grays are tied for third with an identical record of 18-20. The team with the best record gets third place and home field advantage for the critical play-in contest. But both teams have had games erased due to weather. Perhaps those games will be played today or even tomorrow, depending upon field availability.

If the two teams end up finishing the season tied, the Grays hold the tiebreaker due to their 5-3 season lead in their head to head games. If the Grays get third, they would host Alexandria in a play-in game at the Nats Academy. The FCA Braves would be at home against the Gaithersburg Giants.

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If the FCA Braves end up taking third place, they would host the Alexandria Aces at South County Field in Lorton while the DC Grays would host the Gaithersburg Giants in Washington.

Possible scenarios affecting the Thunderbolts if the Grays finish third:
Grays Win Over Aces, Braves Win Over Giants: The Thunderbolts would play the DC Grays and the Bethesda Big Train would take on the FCA Braves.
Grays Lose to Aces, Braves Win Over Giants: The Thunderbolts would take on the FCA Braves while the Bethesda Big Train takes on the Alexandria Aces.
Grays Win Over Aces, Braves Lose to Giants: The Thunderbolts would take on the DC Grays while the Bethesda Big Train takes on the Gaithersburg Giants.
Grays Lose to Aces, Braves Lose to Giants: The Thunderbolts would take on the Gaithersburg Giants while the Bethesda Big Train takes on the Alexandria Aces.

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Possible scenarios affecting the Thunderbolts if the Braves finish third:
FCA Braves Win Over Aces, DC Grays beat Gaithersburg Giants: The Thunderbolts would play the FCA Braves while the Bethesda Big Train takes on the DC Grays.
Braves Lose to Aces, DC Grays beat Gaithersburg Giants: The Thunderbolts would take on the DC Grays while the Bethesda Big Train plays the Alexandria Aces.
FCA Braves Win Over Aces, DC Grays lose to Gaithersburg Giants: The Thunderbolts would play the FCA Braves while the Bethesda Big Train takes on the Gaithersburg Giants.
FCA Braves Lose to Aces, DC Grays lose to Gaithersburg Giants: The Thunderbolts take on the Gaithersburg Giants while the Bethesda Big Train takes on the Alexandria Aces.

We’ll post more information on this as soon as we get word from the League on the third place situation as it will have an impact on the Bolts Semi-Final Opponent.