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09/08/2008 7:28 PM ET
Bees still waiting for an opponent
Dayton-South Bend rainout pushes back Midwest League Finals
Monday's rainout pushed back the start of the Midwest League Championship Series. (Tom Priddy/


After sweeping the Midwest League's Western Division Finals with a 2-1 victory over Cedar Rapids on Sunday, the Burlington Bees are still waiting to find out which them they'll meet in the Championship Series.

The Dayton Dragons and South Bend Silver Hawks had Game 2 of their best-of-3 Eastern Division Finals rained out on Monday, pushing back the dates for the opener of Game 1 of the Finals.

If South Bend, which holds a 1-0 series lead, beats Dayton on Tuesday, the title series would commence at Burlington's Community Field on Wednesday night with Game 2 to follow on Thursday.

However, if the Eastern series goes to a decisive third game, the Bees would host the winner on Thursday and Friday.

Burlington, which won the second-half Western title with a 43-26 record, will be competing in its first Finals since 1999.

Ryne White and Matthew Oxendine homered as the Silver Hawks topped the Dragons, 5-2, in Game 1 at Fifth Third Field on Sunday.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.