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Las Vegas Ballpark hosting Triple-A baseball championships

Updated September 29, 2022 - 12:26 pm

While the Las Vegas Aviators’ season has come to an end, there is still baseball to be played at Las Vegas Ballpark.

The facility will host the inaugural Triple-A Triple Championship Weekend, with three games over three days beginning Friday.

“This new playoff system to determine an overall champion will create an exciting finish to the Triple-A season,” Major League Baseball Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Morgan Sword said in a statement.

In the new format, the two division winners from each Triple-A league, the Pacific Coast and International, will play in a single-elimination championship game. The winners from each game will advance and play for the Triple-A championship.

The PCL championship game will take place Friday. The PCL West champion Reno Aces, Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, will face the PCL East champion El Paso Chihuahuas (San Diego Padres) at 7:05 p.m.

On Saturday, the International League will play its championship game. The IL East and reigning Triple-A champion Durham Bulls (Tampa Bay Rays) will play the IL West champion Nashville Sound (Milwaukee Brewers) at 6:05 p.m.

The winners will play in the Triple-A title game at 4:05 p.m. Sunday.

“It will be great to bring our Triple-A brethren together and crown a champion in this new and exciting format,” Aviators president Don Logan said in a news release.

Tickets can be purchased through the Aviators’ website with prices as low as $15 for each day.

Contact Alex Wright at awright@reviewjournal.com. Follow @AlexWright1028 on Twitter.

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