The Reno Aces will meet up with the defending champion Omaha Storm Chasers in the PCL Championship Series starting tomorrow night in Reno.
Both teams won decisive Game Fives in the conference finals yesterday.
Sacramento and Reno were tied 3-3 in the seventh inning when Mike Jacobs connected for a three-run homer, leading the Aces to a 7-4 Game Five victory. The Aces are in the PCL finals for the first time in their brief franchise history.
The newspaper story from the Reno Gazette-Journal includes a photo gallery, if you want to check it out. There is a nice shot of Aces general manager Rick Parr getting doused in the celebration.
Sacramento’s season is over, and the retiring Wes Timmons summed it all up at the end of this story.
Omaha won on the road, scoring early and often in a 16-7 win at Albuquerque. Tempers flared when Omaha stole a base with a 10-1 lead.
Mitch Maier went 5-for-5 for the Storm Chasers, who had 19 hits in the game. My main man Wil Myers was 3-for-5 with a homer. Omaha’s attack was relentless – they scored in every inning except the sixth.
I went 1-for-2 on my conference finals predictions. I’m sticking with my original pick of Omaha to win the whole thing – but it’s baseball, anything can happen!
- In Larry Stone’s Sunday baseball package at the Seattle Times, he had a wrap-up of the Mariners minor league highlights (link fixed). He includes a quote from Jack Z about Danny Hultzen‘s season, and the way it ended.
- The Mariners had a tough weekend, getting swept by the red-hot Oakland A’s.