Memphis Redbirds Inching Closer to Title

Ryne E. HancockCorrespondent ISeptember 17, 2009

If the Redbirds win the city’s 17th professional championship and the 14th in the city’s baseball history, let it be known that not too many people in Memphis have taken notice of the success story that has been the Redbirds in the postseason.

On the strength of Trent Hamilton’s homer in the sixth inning, the Redbirds inched ever so close to the first pro championship for this city since the defunct Memphis Xplorers won the AF2 championship in 2005.

The Redbirds defeated the RiverCats 3-2 in game two of the PCL Championship Wednesday night at Autozone Park.

Adam Ottavino earned the win for the Redbirds while Chad Reinke took the loss for the Rivercats. Pete Parise earned his fourth save of the postseason, shutting down the Rivercats in the ninth inning to give the Redbirds the win.

Friday night, the Redbirds will face the RiverCats in Game three of the PCL Championship, with one goal in mind.

Finish the mission.

Game time—9:05 Memphis time at Raley Field.


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