Thomas socks Rawhide to Cal League title

Top D-backs prospect ropes a walk-off double in the 10th inning

Visalia had been 10-34 in the Championship Series since its last title, falling three times in the past five years. (Visalia Rawhide)

By Duane Cross | September 15, 2019 2:19 AM ET

Top Arizona D-backs prospect Alek Thomas belted a walk-off double in the 10th inning to give Class A Advanced Visalia the California League crown with a 4-3 win over Lake Elsinore.

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Aplin's timely hitting keeps Chukars alive

Royals prospect plates clutch runs in Game 2 of Pioneer Finals

Rhett Aplin posted a .310/.410/.502 regular-season slash line with 10 home runs in the Pioneer League. (Idaho Falls Chukars)

By Shlomo Sprung | September 15, 2019 12:18 AM ET

Kansas City Royals prospect Rhett Aplin plated two clutch runs as Rookie Advanced Idaho Falls defeated Ogden, 6-2, to force a decisive Game 3 in the Pioneer League Finals.

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Reed, Poodles knot Texas League Finals

Padres No. 25 prospect homers to force Game 5 with Drillers

Buddy Reed is batting .308 with two homers and three RBIs in the Texas League Championship Series. (John Moore/Amarillo Sod Poodles)

By Duane Cross | September 14, 2019 11:37 PM ET

San Diego Padres No. 25 prospect Buddy Reed homered as Double-A Amarillo blanked Tulsa, 3-0, to force Game 5 in the Texas League Championship Series.

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Blue Rocks roll to first Mills Cup since '99

Lugo, other young Royals arms stay dominant through Game 5

Wilmington captured its fifth Carolina League title since 1994 and first of the 21st century. (Wilmington Blue Rocks)

By Bob Sutton | September 14, 2019 11:31 PM ET

Rito Lugo and young Kansas City Royals arms stayed dominant as Class A Advanced Wilmington beat Fayetteville, 2-0, in a decisive Game 5 of to win the Mills Cup.

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Gatewood helps Biloxi stave off elimination

Brewers prospect homers as Shuckers force SL Finals Game 5

Jake Gatewood has amassed 74 career regular-season homers in the Minor Leagues. (Ed Gardner/MiLB.com)

By Andrew Battifarano | September 14, 2019 10:40 PM ET

Milwaukee Brewers prospect Jake Gatewood launched his fourth home run of the postseason to lead Double-A Biloxi past Jackson, 4-2, and force a Game 5 in the Southern League Finals.

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Thompson spins South Bend atop Midwest

Cubs No. 13 prospect fans 10 in five hitless in sweep to crown

South Bend captured its first Midwest League championship since becoming a Cubs affiliate. (Paul Gierhart/MiLB.com)

By Jordan Wolf | September 14, 2019 10:23 PM ET

Chicago Cubs No. 13 prospect Riley Thompson struck out 10 over five hitless innings to lead Class A South Bend to a 5-0 win over Clinton and a three-game sweep for the Midwest championship.

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Basabe puts Rawhide on brink of Cal title

D-backs infield prospect collects three RBIs in Game 3 win

Luis Alejandro Basabe is 5-for-12 (.417) with two extra-base hits in the California League Finals. (Jerry Espinoza/MiLB.com)

By Joe Bloss | September 14, 2019 1:57 AM ET

D-backs prospect Luis Alejandro Basabe drove in three runs to push Visalia past Lake Elsinore, 4-2, in Game 3 of the best-of-5 California League Championship Series.

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Raptors' Merrill provides relief in Game 1

Six pitchers toss two-hitter in Championship Series opener

Corey Merrill was 4-2 with one save, a 2.67 ERA and 37 strikeouts over 30 1/3 innings during the regular season. (Bobby Stevens/MiLB.com)

By Dan Stokes | September 14, 2019 1:15 AM ET

Dodgers prospect Corey Merrill struck out seven over three innings of hitless relief as Ogden beat Idaho Falls, 5-3, in Game 1 of the best-of-3 Pioneer League Championship Series.

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Avelino, River Cats sweep way to PCL title

Giants No. 28 prospect plates go-ahead runs in eighth inning

Sacramento celebrates the Giants' first Triple-A championship in 42 years. (Sacramento River Cats)

By Jordan Wolf | September 14, 2019 12:31 AM ET

Giants No. 27 prospect Abiatal Avelino drove in the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning as Sacramento beat Round Rock, 7-5, to complete a three-game sweep in the PCL Championship Series.

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Wong drives Drillers one win from crown

Dodgers No. 28 prospect hits two-run shot in Game 3 victory

Connor Wong compiled a .349/.393/.604 slash line in 40 Texas League games since a July 15 promotion. (Tim Campbell/MiLB.com)

By Katie Woo | September 13, 2019 11:59 PM ET

Dodgers No. 28 prospect Connor Wong ripped a two-run homer that powered Tulsa to a 2-0 win over Amarillo and a 2-1 lead in the best-of-5 Texas League Championship Series on Friday.

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