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The Forest City Owls will be in Coastal Plain League playoffs this season. Although, Gastonia and Florence were chasing, it was the Owls who clinched that first half Western Division in the CPL this past week.

The Owls have been playing to win and are entertaining this season to watch. The team seems to play for each other, has confidence and they have some real fire within them.

Now, does Forest City play for the #1 overall seed or do we see a different team on the field?

I am sure with the postseason already locked up, Forest City will try some things to see what will or won't work. That doesn't they are not coming to win every night. I expect they will try to collect as many wins as they can, but also figure out what depth they have as well on the roster.

It was cool to see the local NASCAR Xfinity team register a top ten this past weekend at Daytona. Jimmy Means, who owns Means Racing in Forest City with driver, Joey Gase piloting the #52 Trenton's Legacy/Premier Millwright Chevy finished 10th this past weekend.

Means and his team normally do well at restrictor plate tracks as an independent. Gase, a fairly smart, young guy from Iowa has contributed majorly to Means Racing. Still, Jimmy is the guiding force. People don't understand how hard Means really does work. Gase sits 21st in the points standings at this moment and collected his second top ten of the season.

And finally, it maybe to early to say this, but if Washington continues to blow saves, the Atlanta might can actually win the division. No doubt, Washington is the best team in the National League East. However, the Nationals bullpen has blown 13 saves so far this season and they are still up by seven games over Atlanta. Think about it, Washington could be up by 20 games right now before the All-Star break if they didn't have a pen that was falling apart at the seams.

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