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Triple-A Playoffs Weekend Recap: Finals Are Set
- Updated: September 12, 2016
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE
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.
Manuel Margot – 2 for 4, Double
Hunter Renfroe – 3 for 4, 3 R, Double, HR, 2 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.
PACIFIC LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
Oklahoma City Dodgers v. El Paso Chihuahuas – Best of 5
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.
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.
INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FINAL
Gwinnett Braves v. Scranton/WB RailRiders – Best of 5
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