By defeating Salem tonight, 8-7. Jeff Locke gave up four runs early in the game, but he was bailed out by the offense, which put up a 6-spot in the second, and by Mike Colla, who pitched three scoreless innings in relief for the win. Jordy Mercer went 4-for-5 with two doubles, and Jamie Romak went 3-for-4 with a double.
The championship itself doesn't mean anything, inherently, but it's nice to see these guys acheive this despite many of them being real prospects. The team included Mercer, Chase D'Arnaud, Josh Harrison, Tony Sanchez, Locke, Rudy Owens, Ronald Uviedo, Bryan Morris, Justin Wilson, and Nathan Adcock, among others, and there weren't any obvious ringers putting up huge numbers while being way too old for the level. Good for them.