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Batavia Muckdogs Notebook: 2012 Week 12

The Cardinals' affiliate fought until the last day before bowing out of the New York-Penn League playoff race.

The Batavia Muckdogs entered the final week of the regular season in the midst of a tremendous stretch. Winners of 19 of 21 games, they still trailed Auburn (Nationals) in the Pinckney Division and Brooklyn (Mets) in the Wild Card by a single game. But they dropped games at the worst time, losing three in a row to close out the season to leave them without a playoff spot. Batavia (44-32) entered...