They Are The Champions!


Posted Sep 12, 2007


For the second season in a row, the Phillies have a minor league team in the role of a league champion. The Clearwater Threshers won Game Four of their series with Brevard County to take the Florida State League title.

Last season, it was the Lakewood BlueClaws. This season, it's the Clearwater Threshers. Clearwater picked up a 5-2 in over Brevard County Tuesday night to take the FSL Championship 3-games-to-1.

Brad Harman again provided a big bat for Clearwater, giving Clearwater an early lead with a three run first inning home run to set the pace. Later, Harman would add a single and double, to finish just a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. "This is awesome, unbelievable," said Harman after Clearwater finished off the series.

Andrew Carpenter got the start in Game Four and picked up his second post-season win, allowing two earned runs over 6.1 innings of work. Carpenter allowed just one walk and was touched for seven hits while striking out seven. Ronald Hill threw 2.2 shutout innings for Clearwater and notched his first save of the post-season.

Jake Blalock and Matt Thayer also chipped in with three hits each and Brian Burgamy added a solo home run in the fourth for the Threshers.

The title is Clearwater's first since 1993 and was their first appearance in the FSL Championship Series since 1999.



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