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Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Game-Winning Jacks and Aces

Jacobo's extra-inning blast lifts Barnstormer's to title

Gabe Jacobo, a veteran of seven minor league seasons, hit the game-winning home run in the 12th inning (his second of the game) to propel the Lancaster Barnstormers to their second Atlantic League Championship. Jacobo, who spent the first four years of his career with the Los Angeles Angels organization and the last three with the Toronto Blue Jays organization, has been grinding out a very solid career. He has never advanced past Double A, but sports a career .285 average and 84 career home runs. Before joining the Barnstormers, his first experience in independent baseball, the former 10th round pick out of California State University Sacramento, hit .146 in 35 games for the Jays' Double A affiliate, New Hampshire.

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Attendance records and Blasters emerging

 Schaumberg's on top of the world

For the second consecutive year, the Schaumberg Boomers are the Frontier League champions. If becoming champion wasn't good enough, the Boomers finished first in the league in per game and total attendance. According to the Boomers press release, attendance is up nearly 7 percent from last year and 27 percent since 2012. To fully understand just how good their year was, they finished with a home record of 40-11 (league record) while averaging 4,295 per home game, good enough for 13th amongst all independent teams. 

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