Tuesday night at Edmonton’s Telus Field, the Capitals knocked off the Rio Grande Valley White Wings 7-3 to win the best-out-of-seven series 4-1.
The turning point in the game can in the fifth inning, with the game tied at two runs apiece. Capitals’ first baseman Brent Metheny hit a towering three run home run that put the Capitals up 5-2.
Then after the teams exchanged runs, the Capitals restored their four run lead in the eighth inning, when centerfielder Steve Brown hit a towering home run that restored Edmonton’s four run lead.
On the mound, Lou Pote threw seven innings, and gave up two earned runs, six hits, six strikeouts and five walks.
Offensively, Brown, from the leadoff position led the Capitals with three hits, while Metheny had three runs batted in.
The Capitals are the first Edmonton baseball team to win a league championship since the Edmonton Trappers in 2002.