Congratulations 2018 League Champions Boom

Aug 15, 2018 2:59 PM
James Thornton


The Boom repeated as league champions by defeating Team Tucson 9-2 in the championship game played before a large crowd at Kino Stadium.

The Boom started fast by scoring 5 runs in the first two innings of the game led by Rafael Padilla who had 4 hits in the game.  Marcel Bachelier drove in 3 runs, while Dante DeNiro had 3 hits and drove in 2 runs.

Gabe Benavides pitched a strong 8 1/3 innings for the champions giving up 6 hits.

Saul Suazo and Antonio Fernandez each drove the lone Team Tucson runs.  Ryon Craig was the starter and losing pitcher for Team Tucson.

The Boom finishes the regular season as the #1 seed with a 13-5 record.  Team Tucson finished their first year in the league with a 11-7 regular season record and the #3 seed.

In the early playoff rounds, the Boom defeated the #4 seed Cochise Stars 8-7 in 11 innings, and Team Tucson defeated the #2 see Kings 11-1 to advance to the championship game.

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