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Aces pull out clubs against PawSox in Triple-A Championship

Posted by Craig Forde  September 18, 2012 10:40 PM

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It was a great season for the Pawtucket Red Sox, who captured their first Governors' Cup title in 28 years, but unfortunately they couldn't close it on the highest of notes by winning their first ever Triple-A National Championship as the Reno Aces scored early and often to take the title, 10-3, in Durham on Tuesday.

PawSox starter Nelson Figueroa got roughed up in the first two innings, allowing six earned runs on seven hits, including a first inning home run by Brent Clevlen that set the tone for Reno.

The Aces had eight runs on the board before the PawSox could counter with one run in the fourth and another in the fifth on a monster solo home run from Tony Thomas.

In the bottom of the fifth Reno put themselves back up by eight on a two-run shot from Keon Broxton that cleared the Blue Monster in left field, knocking the wind out of any momentum the PawSox may have created for themselves.

Despite drawing eleven walks on the night to go along with seven hits, Pawtucket could not string everything together at the right time, leading to 13 men left on base and only three runs on their side of the scoreboard.

The Aces follow their first ever Pacific Coast League title with their first Triple-A Championship and first for the PCL in four years.

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