The Charlottetown Jays did it the hard way, but they are off to the Kings County Baseball League semifinal.
The fourth-place team during the regular season dropped the first two games of their best-of-five quarter-final with the Peakes Tee Sluggers, who finished fith this year.
The Jays rattled off three straight wins, including an 8-3 come-from-behind victory Tuesday to complete the comeback.
It is the team’s first playoff series win since entering the league in 2007 as the Charlottetown Cannons.
Trailing 3-1 in the fifth inning Tuesday, shortstop Robin Hood hit a three-run home run to give his team a lead they would not relinquish. They scored four more times in the sixth.
The win was the second of the night for the Jays, who received two strong pitching performances by league rookie of the year Nick Creelman and Dan O’Shea.
Charlottetown goes into the second round as the underdogs, as they will face the defending champions, and top-seeded, Stratford 3 Points Aviation Athletics starting Sunday in Stratford. Game time is 2 p.m. at MacNeil Field.
The Jays took two of three regular season games with the Athletics this season.