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.

The 2009 and 2010 games were held at SBC Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and the 2011 game was played at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


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)
9/22/15 Fresno Grizzlies (PCL) 7-0 Columbus Clippers (IL)
9/21/16 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (IL) 3-1 El Paso Chihuahuas (PCL)

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.

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