Minor League Roundup - 9/7

The Spokane Indians wrapped up another Northwest League title on Sunday while the Triple-A Oklahoma RedHawks advanced to the PCL's Championship Series. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 16 – Iowa 5
W – Hunter (1-0)
HR – Metcalf (2, 3), Harrison (2), Ellison (1), Mayberry (1), Roberts (1)
Won 3-2 (Best of 5)

The RedHawks advanced to the PCL Championship Series with a convincing victory on Sunday afternoon.

Tommy Hunter helped carry Oklahoma by tossing six innings of one-run ball. He allowed six hits, walked two, and struck out three.

Third baseman Travis Metcalf gave OKC its first lead by belting a grand slam in the bottom of the fourth inning. He later added a two-run homer in the eighth to help pad the RedHawks' already comfortable cushion.

Centerfielder Jason Ellison was 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, and a three-run home run.

John Mayberry (3/4, HR, BB) and Ben Harrison (2/3, HR, 2 BB) both belted two-run long balls.

Second baseman Ryan Roberts (1/4, HR, BB) added a solo shot.

Oklahoma hitters combined for six home runs in the contest. Seven of their 12 hits went for extra bases.

The RedHawks move on to face the Sacramento River Cats in a five-game series for the Pacific Coast League title.

Player of the Game: 3B Travis Metcalf
5 2 2 0 2 6 0 0 .278

AA: Frisco – OFF
Won 3-0 (Best of 5)

Frisco rolls into the Texas League Championship Series fresh off a sweep of the San Antonio Missions. The ‘Riders' best-of-five series against the Arkansas Travelers begins on Tuesday night in Little Rock.

A+: Bakersfield – SEASON OVER
62-78, 23.0 GB

The Blaze failed to qualify for the California League playoffs.

A: Clinton – SEASON OVER
78-59, 5.5 GU

The LumberKings qualified for the playoffs after winning the first half title for the Midwest League's Western Division. They were eliminated in the first round of the MWL playoffs.

SSA: Spokane 6 – (@) Salem-Keizer 5 (10 innings)
W – Peralta (1-0)
SV – Young (1)
HR – Fry (4)
Won 3-1 (Best of 5)

Spokane pulled out yet another clutch victory to clinch the Northwest League Championship on Sunday afternoon.

After trailing 5-4 through seven innings, the Indians tied it with one in the eighth and eventually won it on a Doug Hogan single in the top of the 10th.

Hogan also won game two by hitting a walkoff home run in extra innings.

Designated hitter Eric Fry belted his fourth round-tripper in four playoff games. He also singled and walked in the contest.

Starter Carlos Pimentel allowed two runs in four innings pitched.

LF Jared Bolden (2/5, 3B) tripled while shortstop Jake Kaase (3/5) singled three times.

Relievers Juan Peralta and Corey Young both hurled scoreless innings. Peralta earned the victory while Young got his first save of the playoffs.

Player of the Game: DH Eric Fry
4 2 2 0 1 2 1 1 .400

17-11, 4.0 GB

The AZL Rangers finished the season with a 34-22 overall record. They did not qualify for the playoffs.

46-23, 0.0 GU

The DSL Rangers1 won the Dominican Summer League's San Pedro division, but lost in the first round of the playoffs.

26-45, 21.0 GB

The DSL Rangers2 finished the Dominican Summer League season with a 26-45 record.


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