Chasers Win PCL Championship, Play Durham For Triple-A Title

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

The Storm Chasers defeated the Bees 10-5 Saturday night in Salt Lake City to capture their second Pacific Coast League championship in franchise history.

Omaha is the 10th team since 1963 to win two PCL titles in the span of three seasons. The Chasers took the series 3-1 and now face the International League champion Durham Bulls in the Triple-A National Championship Series beginning Tuesday night in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

After being shutout Friday night, the Storm Chasers responded with one of the best offensive outputs of not only the postseason but the entire season with 10 runs on 19 hits. They used a three-run first inning to jump ahead and a six-run eighth that put the game out of reach, with the major blow coming on a bases-loaded triple by Lane Adams in the eighth to stretch the lead to 8-2.

Starter Brian Sanches went five innings allowing the two runs to pick up his second win of the postseason and team-leading 12th win overall.

With a 70-74 regular season record, the Storm Chasers have the second fewest wins of any PCL champion. The 1984 Edmonton Trappers won 69 games.

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