The Visalia Oaks missed an opportunity to win the California League championship by dropping game 4, 8-2 to the Inland Empire. That best-of-5 series is now tied at 2 games apiece. The deciding game 5 will be tonight at Inland Empire.
We sure hope the kids down in the minors don’t get to used to all the winning that is happening down on the farm. On Friday night, the Montgomery Biscuits won the the Southern League Championship. After dropping the opening game of the best-of-5 series 6-4, they offense exploded and the Biscuits won three straight games to win the title. Michael Coleman homered in all three wins and was named MVP of the series. On Thursday night, Mitch Talbot pitched his second straight playoff shutout striking out 10 in the 7-0 victory. On Friday, Montgomery finished off Huntsville with 15 hits including 4 home runs in the 12-4 win. In addition to Coleman’s blast, the Biscuits all got home runs from Evan Longoria, Jeremy Owens, and Elliot Johnson (above). Johnson went 4-5 and hit for the cycle with 3 RBI.