Jailen Peguero took the mound for San Rafael in the bottom of the seventh on Sunday and didn’t stop pitching until the Pacifics had clinched both the victory and a second consecutive Pacific Association title.
Peguero faced 11 batters, retiring nine of them to earn the three-inning save as San Rafael topped host Sonoma 5-3 in the Game 3 of the Championship Series.
The win allowed San Rafael to defend its title from last season and win its fourth overall Pacific Division title — claiming championships in 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019.
Brock Knoten pitched the middle three innings of the game to earn the victory. San Rafael trailed 3-2 when he entered and had tied the game 3-3 when he exited after the sixth inning. The Pacifics scored twice in the top of the seventh, with Ermindo Escobar delivering the go-ahead hit.
Raul Navarro and Yeiler Peguero both had two hits apiece atop the order for the Pacifics. Mike Annone delivered the game-tying hit in the top of the fifth.
2019 Championship Game