Congratulations BlueClaws! On Saturday night, the Phillies Class A affiliate Lakewood BlueClaws won the South Atlantic League Championship. In a possible foreshadowing of another championship match-up, the BlueClaws defeated the Greenville Drive - the Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.
Top prospect Anthony Gose hit .407 in the playoffs, and stole three bases in the clinching game. He led the entire league with 76 steals in the regular season.
A cool side note to the title is that it marks coach Greg Legg's first championship ring in his 27 years with the Phillies organization. Greg was drafted by the Phillies in 1982 and he played briefly with the big club in 1986 and 1987. Since retiring from active duty, he's coached and managed at all levels of the Phillies minor league system.