The San Diego Padres’ Class-AA club, the Amarillo Sod Poodles, captured the Texas League championship in most dramatic fashion, coming from behind inthe ninth inning to win the game and the series.
A Padres top prospect, Taylor Trammell, powered the comeback.
The SodPoodles, reports MiLB.com, had been frustrated. They loaded the bases twice earlier in Sunday’s game, and only scored one run. The Tulsa Drillers led 3-1 going into the ninth, but opened the door for their opponents quickly, issuing two walks.
Trammell, who failed to get a hit when the bases were loaded in the fifth, wanted another chance.
“I just wanted to battle my tail off,” he told MiLB.com.
Here’s what he did:
Championship Series. Winner take all. Top 9. Down 2.
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) September 15, 2019
Trammell’s grand slam put the Sod Poodles up 5-3. They padded the lead with a three-run homer from Hudson Potts to win 8-3 and take the best of five series.
Here’s how Trammell celebrated:
— Taylor Trammell (@Taytram24) September 15, 2019
– Staff reports