The New York Yankees Double-A affiliate finished the season on a nine game winning streak and then preceded to sweep the division series and Championship series to complete their season.
Trenton last won the Championship in 2008 the second of back-to-back titles at that time for this franchise.
Thunder pitcher Shane Greene was the winning pitcher in the Thunder's dominate clinching 11-4 victory pounding out 16 hits in the process. Greene's final three starts included the Wild Card clinching game in Portland, the final division series game at Binghamton and now the decisive title clinching game against Harrisburg.
In last night's game the Trenton offense was led by Ramon Flores and Ben Gamel who had three hits each. Gamel played only four games in the postseason and went 8-for-15 (.533 avg) with three walks.
Yankees top prospects Gary Sanchez (No. 1), Mason Williams (No. 2) and Tyler Austin (No.3) each had two hits in the clinching game.
Thunder shortstop Ali Castillo was named post season MVP and finished with a .400 avg, two RBI, two runs scored. Castillo played only the final 46 games in Trenton after being promoted from Tampa of the Florida State League, but was instrumental especially through the playoffs in securing another championship for Trenton.
Manager Tony Franklin has been at the helm for seven years and with lasts night win has three championships under his tenure.
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