Triple-A Baseball National Championship
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The Bricktown Showdown was renamed the Triple-A Baseball National Championship in 2009. The annual event is a one-game playoff between the champions of the International League and the Pacific Coast League. The event venue is to rotate on a yearly basis, similar to the Triple-A All-Star Game venue selection.
The 2012 game was played at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, North Carolina, while the 2013 event was played on September 17 at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The 2014 event was played at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, North Carolina.
|Date||Winner (League)||Score||Loser (League)|
|9/22/09||Durham Bulls (IL)||5-4 (11)||Memphis Redbirds (PCL)|
|9/21/10||Columbus Clippers (IL)||12-6||Tacoma Rainiers (PCL)|
|9/20/11||Columbus Clippers (IL)||8-3||Omaha Storm Chasers (PCL)|
|9/18/12||Reno Aces (PCL)||10-3||Pawtucket Red Sox (IL)|
|9/17/13||Omaha Storm Chasers (PCL)||2-1||Durham Bulls (IL)|
|9/16/14||Omaha Storm Chasers (PCL)||4-2||Pawtucket Red Sox (IL)|
 Game MVPs
- 2009: Jeremy Hellickson, Durham. Hellickson pitched five scoreless innings and left with a 4-0 lead.
- 2010: Jerad Head, Columbus. Head went 3 for 4 with two doubles and four RBI.
- 2011: Joe Martinez, Columbus. Martinez pitched seven innings to get the win, only giving up a 3-run homer in the first inning.
- 2012: A.J. Pollock, Reno. Pollock went 2-for-5 with a triple, double, two runs scored and an RBI.
- 2013: Chris Dwyer, Omaha. Dwyer tosses perfect ball for 6 2/3 innings before a Tim Beckham single, fanning 7.
- 2014: Brett Hayes, Omaha. Hayes hit a two-run home run in the seventh.
 External Links
- 2009 Minor League Baseball Playoffs - Minor League Baseball site
- 2010 Minor League Baseball Playoffs - Minor League Baseball site
- Announcement of Albuquerque as 2011 host - Minor League Baseball site
- 2011 Minor League Baseball Playoffs - Minor League Baseball site
- Announcement of Durham as 2012 host - Minor League Baseball site
- 2012 Minor League Baseball Playoffs - Minor League Baseball site
- Announcement of Allentown as 2013 host - Minor League Baseball site