Minor League Roundup - 9/27

Smoak took home MVP honors

Justin Smoak and Kasey Kiker earned a gold medal after defeating Cuba, 10-5, on Sunday in the 2009 Baseball World Cup. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

Baseball World Cup

The United States took home the gold medal in the 2009 Baseball World Cup with its 10-5 victory over Cuba on Sunday.

First baseman Justin Smoak was 1-for-5 with a run batted in, and he earned Most Valuable Player honors for the tournament. Entering Sunday's Gold Medal Game, Smoak was batting .300 with two doubles, nine home runs, and 21 RBI's. He walked 12 times in 13 contests.

Smoak's nine round-trippers set a Team USA World Cup record. He owned the overall World Cup record for a bit, but Cuba's Alfredo Despaigne finished with eleven homers in the tournament.

AAA: Oklahoma City - SEASON OVER
69-75, 11.0 GB

The RedHawks failed to qualify for the Pacific Coast League playoffs.

AA: Frisco - SEASON OVER
39-31, 2.0 GB

The RoughRiders failed to qualify for the Texas League playoffs.

A+: Bakersfield - SEASON OVER
Lost 2-3 in Cal League Semifinals (Best of five)

The Blaze had an extremely successful season, making the playoffs for the first time since 2001 and reaching the California League Semifinal series.

A: Hickory - SEASON OVER
30-40, 15.5 GB

The Crawdads failed to qualify for the South Atlantic League playoffs.

SSA: Spokane - SEASON OVER
37-39, 10.0 GB

The Indians played much better late in the season, but they still failed to qualify for the Northwest League playoffs.

AZL: AZL Rangers - SEASON OVER
12-16, 4.5 GB

The AZL Rangers failed to quality for the Arizona League playoffs.

DSL: DSL Rangers1 - SEASON OVER
18-45, 29.5 GB

The DSL Rangers1 failed to qualify for the Dominican Summer League playoffs.

DSL: DSL Rangers2 - SEASON OVER
47-15, 9.0 GU

After winning the division, the DSL Rangers2 got a bye in the first round of the playoffs, but they were swept in the best-of-three Dominican Summer League semifinal series.



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