Storm Chasers sting Bees to win PCL title

Storm Chasers sting Bees to win PCL title

Storm Chasers sting Bees to win PCL title

The Omaha Storm Chasers beat the Salt Lake Bees, 10-5, on Saturday night to claim their second Pacific Coast League championship in three years.

Unable to complete a sweep of the Bees on Friday night, the Chasers were able to get it done in Game 4 of the best-of-5 series at Spring Mobile Ballpark in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Chasers, the Royals' Triple-A affiliate, barely made the playoffs. Back-to-back wins by Omaha to end the regular season, combined with two Memphis losses, allowed them to earn a postseason berth.

Omaha took an early lead in the decisive game, tacking on three runs in the first inning thanks to five singles. A six-run eighth inning, which included a three-run triple by Lane Adams, secured the victory.

Brian Sanches, who hadn't pitched since Sept. 4, tossed a gritty five innings, allowing two runs on nine hits for his second postseason win.

Omaha will face the Durham Bulls, the International League champion, on Tuesday in Allentown, Pa., in a one-game Triple-A national championship.

Quinn Roberts is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.