Updated: Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012, 6:09 AM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012, 11:14 PM EDT
DURHAM, N.C. (WPRI) - The Pawtucket Red Sox are coming home as champions.
Unfortunately, the winners of the 2012 Governors Cup fell short of their ultimate goal, losing the AAA Championship Game to the Reno Aces, 10-3 Tuesday in Durham, North Carolina.
The Aces, champions of the Pacific Coast League, chased Pawtucket starter Nelson Figueroa after scoring 6 runs in the first two innings.
Tony Thomas hit a homer for the PawSox
A small crowd gathered at McCoy Stadium Tuesday night to watch the game on the right field scoreboard.
"You have an opportunity to come in for free, go on the field, sit down with a blanket, and watch the game on the field and enjoy the national championship," said Augusto Rojas, PawSox General Sales manager.
Even the threat of high winds and rain didn't keep die hard fans like C. Kelly Smith from seeing the big game.
"I can't imagine a better place to watch this game than in my season seat, which is in the front row," Smith said.
Even though they lost Tuesday, the team will be honored Thursday at Pawtucket City Hall for their first Governors Cup title since 1984.
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