Each year, the International League Champ plays the Pacific Coast League Champ in a one-game, sudden death game to decide the AAA Championship.
This year, it was the Yankees’ AAA team, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders, the International League Champ, going up against the El Paso Chihuahua’s, the Pacific Coast League Champ and the AAA team of the San Diego Padres.
SWB won, 3-1, on a 3-run HR by Chris Parmalee.
He had 2 hits as did Clint Frazier and Jake Cave.
AAA: SWB won the Governor’s Cup, the International League Championship, with a 3-0 win on Friday night to take the series three games to one. Mark Payton had 3 hits, a triple, 2 RBI. Clint Frazier had 2 hits and an RBI.
AA: Trenton lost the Eastern League title, as they were swept three games to none. They lost Game 3 by the score of 2-1. Justus Sheffield was a bit wild, 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 4 walks, 5 K. Anthony Swarzak (yup, all the way down here) gave up a run in 2/3 of an inning. Sebastian Valle a solo HR. Trenton managed just four hits, two by Mike O’Neill (Paul’s nephew).
AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (SWB) won 3-0 over the Gwinnett Braves in Game 3 of the Governor’s Cup (International League Champtionship) Series to go up 2 games to 1. A win in game 4 or 5 will give the Railriders the title.
Brady Lail, Dietrich Enns and J.R. Graham combined for a five-hit shutout with 10 K.
Pete Kozma had 2 hits, inc. a solo HR.
AA: Trenton was off. They are down 2 games to none in their best-of-five Eastern League Championship Series.
AAA: Heading into the bottom of the ninth, SWB was down 1-0 and facing a 2 games to none deficit in their best-of-five International League Championship Series. Worse yet, they had only gotten one hit. Many of their stars from this year were with the big club as the Yankees try to push for a playoff spot. Even Mason Williams wasn’t with SWB anymore, since he was brought up to the Yanks yesterday to replace the injured Aaron Judge.
Five batters later, SWB had a 2-1 win, without the benefit of a hit. They got just the one hit all game long.
A walk, walk, HBP, walk to tie the game and yet ANOTHER walk to win it. All without an out being recorded. Talk about winning a WILD one!
The win evens the series at a game apiece.
Phil Coke 7 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 walks and 9 K.Cito Culver got SWB’s only hit, a PH double in the 8th.
AA: Trenton lost 4-2 and finds their backs against the wall, down 2 games to none in the best-of-five Eastern League Championship Series. Billy McKinney 2 hits, double and triple. Sebastian Valle 3 for 3 with an RBI.
SWB and Trenton both lost Game 1 of their respective championship series on Tuesday night. Both series are best-of-five.
AAA: SWB lost 7-4. Jordan Montgomery got knocked out in the first inning, getting just two outs and giving up 6 runs, of which 3 were unearned. Jake Cave 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 2 RBI for Kyle Higashioka. Pete Kozma 3 hits.
AA: Trenton lost 6-3. Mike Ford had a double, HR and 2 RBI. Billy McKinney had two doubles and an RBI.
Tampa lost 4-1, and in so doing, lost the Florida State League title (High A), to Bradenton, three games to one.
Connor Spencer had 3 hits, Kevin Cornelius had a solo HR, and Thairo Estrada had two hits.
Both SWB (AAA) and Trenton (AA) begin their champtions series tomorrow (Tuesday).
AAA: SWB off, preparing for Game 1 of the International League Championship Series.
AA: Trenton was also off, preparing for Game 1 of the Eastern League Championship Series.
High A: Tampa was shut out 9-0. Tampa got just four hits in the game, two by Connor Spencer, and are down two games to one in the best-of-five series for the Florida State League title.