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Triple-A Playoffs Weekend Recap: Finals Are Set



Photo by Gabe Rodriguez

Chihuahuas Hunter Renfroe – Photo by Gabe Rodriguez/Legends on Deck

El Paso Chihuahuas 5, Tacoma Rainiers 4

Already up 2-1 in the best of five game series, El Paso had to battle back on Saturday from an early 4-2 deficit and scored a run in the seventh and two in the eighth highlighted by a two run shot from Hunter Renfroe to take the lead and win the series 3-1.

Top Performers

Manuel Margot – 2 for 4, Double
Hunter Renfroe – 3 for 4, 3 R, Double, HR, 2 RBI

Stefen Romero – 2 for 4, R, HR, RBI
Rob Brantly – 3 for 4, RBI

Oklahoma City Dodgers 10, Nashville Sound 9

In the Decisive Game 5 on Sunday, with the series tied 2-2 between the Dodgers and the Sound, both teams put it all on the line, but a late rally from Oklahoma City helped the team advance to the Pacific League Final. Down 9-7 in the top of the eighth, O’Koyea Dickson hit a three-run shot to put the Dodgers up at 10-7 and the bullpen shut down the Nashville to secure the clinching victory.

Top Performers

Micah Johnson – 3 for 5, R
O’Koyea Dickson – 2 for 4, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI
Chris Taylor – 1 for 3, Double, 2 RBI

Franklin Barreto – 3 for 5, 2 R, Double, Triple, HR, 2 RBI
Matt Olsen – 2 for 5, 2 R, Double, 2 RBI
Rangel Ravelo – 3 for 5, Double, 2 RBI
Bryan Anderson – 2 for 3, Double

Oklahoma City Dodgers v. El Paso Chihuahuas – Best of 5



RailRiders Donovan Solano – Photo by Gabe Rodriguez/Legends on Deck

Scranton/WB RailRiders 11, Lehigh Valley IronPigs 3

The RailRiders had little trouble with the IronPigs in their best of five game series, as they won three straight games to sweep the series. On Saturday, scored thre runs in the bottom of the first and eight in the fourth, highlighted by a three run home run off the bat of Cito Culver to secure the lopsided victory and advance to league’s final.

Top Performers

Cedric Hunter – 2 for 2, 2 BB
Jesmuel Valentin – 2 for 4, 3 RBI

Mason Williams – 2 for 3, R
Donovan Solano – 2 for 5, 2 R, Double, RBI
Chris Parmelee – 2 for 5, R, Double, RBI
Jake Cave – 2 for 4, R, RBI
Kyle Higashioka – 3 for 4, R, Double, 2 RBI
Cito Culver – 2 for 5, R, HR, 3 RBI
Giovanny Gallegos (W) – 3 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K

Gwinnett Braves 5, Columbus Clippers 4

Trailing two games to one in their best of five game series, the Clippers took an early 3-0 lead, but starter Toru Murata couldn’t hold the lead as he gave up four runs on 10 hits over 4.2 innings. With the game tied at 4-4, the Braves scored the go ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning to steal Game 4 and send them to an improbably league final.

Top Performers

Yandy Diaz – 2 for 5, R, Double
Giovanny Urshela – 2 for 4, R, Double

Ronnier Mustelier – 3 for 5, R
Blake Lalli – 2 for 3, 2 RBI
Sean Kazmar – 4 for 4, HR, 2 RBI

Gwinnett Braves v. Scranton/WB RailRiders – Best of 5

David Conde
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