DIXIE – The 2016 Dixie League Championship Series (DLCS) gets underway in Week 15 with the first game of the 3 game series. The Eastern League Champion Sanford Celeryfeds (12-9-1 (2-0) are the favored club in the series, but the Western League Champion New Orleans Black Hats (13-6-3 (2-0) are on a hot streak. The teams will go head-to-head in Weeks 15, 16, and 17 with two wins needed to capture the Dixie League Pennant.
In the 2 times these teams have met, the New Orleans squad has come out on top on each occasion, beating Sanford 13-4 in Week 7, and securing a monster, 21-13 victory in Week 9. If the Black Hats can keep the trend alive, it will be the first time ever in 5 Dixie Championships that a team coming out of the West has been crowned Champion. Conversely, the trend Sanford will be looking to keep alive will be New Orleans’ runner-up status, as this will mark the third Dixie Championship match in a row for them (including 2013 while playing as the New Orleans Breakers) and they have lost on all previous tries.