And Then There Was One

The M's fought hard and though the results don't reflect just how well the farm played this summer, the season has been a huge success down in the minors. With Tacoma and San Antonio out of contention coming into Sunday's games, Everett was looking to join Inland Empire in the playoffs. But they needed help. Did they get it?

Sox Win Final Game, Will Miss Postseason:
The Everett AquaSox defeated the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 15-5 in the final game of the regular season Sunday afternoon.

The sox used 16 hits and solid pitching to get a lead and hang onto it but it was all academic since Vancouver scored two runs in the top of the eleventh versus Eugene and held on to win the game, clinching the division title and leaving Everett one game back.
br> Aaron Jensen picked up his seventh win against four losses going five innings while Oswaldo Navarro had four hits to lead the hit parade. Four others had two hits each and Brandon Perry and Vance Hall combined for four innings of relief to keep the Volcanoes down and out.

The AquaSox finished the season with a 41-35 record after winning the final three games of the year.

Inland Wins, Waits:
The 66ers defeated the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 5-0 behind stellar pitching from lefty Thomas Oldham. Inland will now wait for Monday's results to see who they will be playing in round 1 of the playoffs that start Wednesday.

Oldham went six shutout frames allowing just four hits while striking out seven, and southpaw reliever Melvin Pizzaro followed suit with three scoreless innings of his own to preserve the shutout.

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