Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 9/14/12


The Pawtucket Red Sox have won the 2012 Governors' Cup Championship after sweeping the Charlotte Knights in the 5-game series last night. At least some team in the organization has won a championship. This is Pawtucket's first title since 1984.

Mike Rivera singled home Danny Valencia in the 2nd to give the Pawsox an early 1-0 lead. Two batters later, Che-Hsuan Lin drove in Andy LaRoche via a sacrifice fly, which proved to be the game-winner. Charlotte got one back in the 5th, but that was all they could do. The Pawsox added two more in the 7th, by way of a Jeremy Hazelbaker triple, and J.C. Linares single.

Once again, Pawsox pitching was stellar. Nelson Figueroa had another solid start, going 6 strong, giving up 7 hits, 1 R, 1 ER, and striking out 5. For the 4th consecutive game, the Pawtucket bullpen pitched hit-less ball. Will Inman, Jose De La Torre, and Josh Fields, pitched an inning-a-piece, combining for 4 K's and 1 walk.

AAA baseball is split up into 2 leagues, the International League, and the Pacific Coast League. Teams do not play outside of their leagues aside from the All-Star game and the one-game AAA Championship. The Pawtucket Red Sox will travel to Durham, NC to await the champion of the PCL to take them on in AAA's Super Bowl on Tuesday night.

I would prefer to see at least a best-of-three, but I guess it has gone on long enough.

(Photo: Charlotte Observer)

Check out page 2 for game stats.

Pawtucket Red Sox Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG Jeremy Hazelbaker DH 5 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 .136 Tony Thomas 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 .192 J.C. Linares LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .333 Danny Valencia 3B 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .208 Bryce Brentz RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .333 Andy LaRoche 1B 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .182 Mike Rivera C 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .571 Ryan Dent SS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 Che-Hsuan Lin CF 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .300 Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Nelson Figueroa (W, 2-0) 6.0 7 1 1 0 5 0 1.29 Will Inman (H, 2) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 Jose De La Torre (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00 Josh Fields (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

 

Charlotte Knights Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG Carlos Sanchez SS 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .174 Drew Garcia 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .207 Greg Golson DH 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .310 Seth Loman 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .318 Josh Phegley C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .346 Trayce Thompson CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .040 Jared Mitchell LF 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 Tommy Manzella 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 Brandon Short RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Scott Carroll (L, 0-2) 6.1 6 4 3 2 7 0 6.00 Santos Rodriguez 1.2 1 0 0 2 2 0 0.00 Brandon Kloess 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.50
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