Vancouver Canadians repeat as Northwest League baseball champions
For the second year in a row, the Vancouver Canadians are Northwest League champs. The Cs exploded for seven runs in the top of the eighth inning in Boise Sunday night to beat the Hawks 12-9, helping them take the best of three NWL final two games to one.
In a wild night of baseball, the Canadians grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, only to see Boise respond with four runs in the bottom of the inning. Both teams scored three in the fourth and the Hawks held the upper hand with a 7-5 lead through seven innings of play. But the Cs' bats came alive in a big a way in the eighth inning as they batted around and erupted for seven runs.
While Boise got one run back in the bottom of the eighth and added one more in their final at bat, it wasn’t enough. The Canadians recorded the final out on a ground ball to shortstop and the celebration was on.
The C’s have now won championships in both years as the Toronto Blue Jays short-season single-A affiliate. The Canadians finished the year on a roll, winning their final four regular-season games and four of the five games they played in the postseason.