Home » News
Home » News

Triple-A baseball: Omaha beats Durham for title

Published September 17, 2013 10:23 pm
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Omaha starter Chris Dwyer took a perfect game into the seventh inning, and the Storm Chasers beat the Durham Bulls 2-1 on Tuesday night in the Triple-A National Championship game in Allentown, Pa.

Dwyer and two relievers combined to throw a three-hitter for Omaha, which beat the Salt Lake Bees in the Pacific Coast League championship series last week. Omaha finished the season with a 77-75 record, including going 7-1 in the postseason.

Omaha's Lane Adams hit a two-out double in the second inning and scored on Manuel Pina's single up the middle, breaking Durham starter Jake Odorizzi's streak of 29.2 scoreless innings, including 15.2 in the postseason. Irving Falu had an RBI single in the sixth inning to put the Storm Chasers ahead 2-0.

Durham's Leslie Anderson hit a solo homer in the eighth inning to score the only run for the International League champions.

Dwyer retired the first 20 batters he faced before allowing a base hit to Tim Beckham with two outs in the seventh inning.

Omaha won its first Triple-A National Championship as a member of the Pacific Coast League, and second Triple-A Championship overall in team history. In 1990, the Omaha Royals defeated the Rochester Red Wings in the Triple-A Classic, 4-1 in the best-of-seven series.




Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
comments powered by Disqus