Washington (GCL) 2024 Round 3 Champions: With a 3-1 win over the Boston (GCL) Red Sox at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches today, the Washington (GCL) Nationals wrapped up their 2nd title in team history.
The Nationals left little doubt who was the better team. Celebrating a banner year, “team” was the word of the day in the victorious clubhouse after the game.
“Hitting, pitching, fielding; those are all things you need to win, but most importantly you need a team, a team that works together toward the same collective goal,” said Washington (GCL) manager Bill Ortega. “Our players felt that way all year, and they played that way. When one guy had an off day, 24 others stepped up their game and filled the void.”
A jovial mood filled the air as Washington (GCL) celebrated into the night. The city’s mayor said parade plans were underway and a “huge celebration” would be in order.
“I hope they have a big celebration,” Boston (GCL) manager Paul Swingle said. “They deserved to win this series and they deserve to celebrate it.”
NOTES: The series win marks the second minor league championship for the Nationals organization so far this season, as the AA Harrisburg Senators won their championship earlier last week. The Nationals AAA club, the Fresno Grizzlies, are going for the ultimate minor league prize as they face the Oklahoma City Dodgers in the Pacific Coast League championship next week.