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San Antonio wins Texas League Championship

Mike Ekstrom had 14 days rest between starts and the well-rested young man took a no-hitter into the seventh. San Antonio prevailed after a late scare, notching a Texas League Championship in their first year affiliated with the San Diego Padres. We talked to Ekstrom postgame. Lake Elsinore's series will go another game, as the offense did not put a runner in scoring position all night.

San Antonio won 11-7 over Springfield [won best-of-five series, 3-1] and are Texas League Champions Nick Hundley had a shot in the first inning to make a serious statement. With one out and the bases loaded, however, he struck out. Brett Dowdy picked him up in his own big to win MVP honors – smacking a triple, his second off the postseason, to clear the bags and stake the Missions to an early...

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