The Vancouver Canadians have defeated the Boise Hawks 12-9 to win back to back Northwest League Championships.
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— Vancouver Canadians(@vancanadians) September 10, 2012
Their playoff run was hard-fought and included what some say was the greatest game of all-time where the C’s came back to win 10-7 against the Boise Hawks in the first game of the finals — after being down 1-7. Boise came back in the second game but couldn’t keep the Canadians at bay tonight.
Here’s what Rob Fai posted earlier today on the Vancouver Canadians site: “Everyone dreams of being ‘that guy’. The player that steps into the batter’s box with all the chips on the table and delivers the knockout blow that helps his team to a Championship.
Today, someone will be that player. Someone will forever be remembered for the base hit, the defensive gem or the curveball that froze someone in his tracks. This is the beauty of baseball. Someone is going to be the hero, and someone is going to have to wear the horns. What baseball has taught both the Canadians and Boise Hawks this summer is that a game can be won or lost on but a few plays.”
The Single ‘A’ Toronto Blue Jays affiliates have enjoyed sold out games at Nat Bailey Stadium this summer as baseball-fever hit Vancouver.
From the Vancouver Sun: “The Canadians finished the season with 50 victories, 46 in the regular season and four more in the playoffs. The 50 wins is a team record.”
This is the Vancouver Canadians’ third title. They have also won the Pacific Coast League championship in 1999 and they polished off the Tri-City Dust Devils last year to top the Northwest League.