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 rotates on a yearly basis, similar to the Triple-A All-Star Game venue selection.


Date Winner (League) Score Loser (League) Venue
September 22, 2009 Durham Bulls (IL) 5-4 (11) Memphis Redbirds (PCL) SBC Bricktown Ballpark, Oklahoma City, OK
September 21, 2010 Columbus Clippers (IL) 12-6 Tacoma Rainiers (PCL) SBC Bricktown Ballpark, Oklahoma City, OK
September 20, 2011 Columbus Clippers (IL) 8-3 Omaha Storm Chasers (PCL) Isotopes Park, Albuquerque, NM
September 18, 2012 Reno Aces (PCL) 10-3 Pawtucket Red Sox (IL) Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham, NC
september 17, 2013 Omaha Storm Chasers (PCL) 2-1 Durham Bulls (IL) Coca-Cola Park, Allentown, PA
September 16, 2014 Omaha Storm Chasers (PCL) 4-2 Pawtucket Red Sox (IL) BB&T Ballpark, Charlotte, NC
September 22, 2015 Fresno Grizzlies (PCL) 7-0 Columbus Clippers (IL) Southwest University Park, El Paso, TX
September 21, 2016 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (IL) 3-1 El Paso Chihuahuas (PCL) AutoZone Park, Memphis, TN
September 19, 2017 Durham Bulls (IL) 5-3 Memphis Redbirds (PCL) PNC Field, Moosic, PA
September 18, 2018 Memphis Redbirds (PCL) 14-4 Durham Bulls (2018) Huntington Park, Columbus, OH
September 17, 2019 Sacramento RiverCats (PCL) 14-4 Columbus Clippers (2019) AutoZone Park, Memphis, TN

Game MVPs[edit]

  • 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.
  • 2015: Chris Devenski, Fresno. Devenski pitched 5 perfect innings and struck out 9 in 7 innings of one-hit ball.
  • 2016: Chris Parmelee, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Parmelee's three-run homer in the 1st was the winning hit.
  • 2017: Kean Wong, Durham. Wong finishes a triple shy of the cycle, including a grand slam.
  • 2018: Alex Mejia, Memphis. Mejia was 5 for 5 with 5 RBI.
  • 2019: Caleb Baragar, Sacramento. Baragar threw five shutout innings.

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