By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
CHAVEZ Young’s late season addition to the Vancouver Canadians gave the second year pro an opportunity to join a championship-winning team.
The Canadians clinched the Class A-Short Season Northwest League title with a 2-1 win over Eugene Emeralds at Nat Bailey Stadium in Vancouver, Canada, on Tuesday night.
An offensive struggle for both teams, the Canadians managed only two singles en route to their fourth Northwest League title and first in six years.
Vancouver previously won the league crown in 2011, 2012 and 2013 but was defeated in the finals in 2014.
Vancouver has now won four championships in seven years since becoming a Single-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Emeralds led 1-0 in the fourth but a rotation of five Canadians pitchers limited them to just four hits. They took the lead the following inning and held on down the stretch for the title.
Young had his best outing in game one of the four game series. It was the only game he recorded a hit and he finished 2-4 at the plate, including a solo home run and two runs scored.
His home run gave the Canadians a 2-1 lead in the third inning before they went on to take a 1-0 lead in the series.
The 20-year-old outfielder cooled off for the remainder of the series and finished 0-10 in the final three games.
He joined the Canadians on September 6 for his second stint with the club after he completed play in the Appalachian League with the Bluefield Blue Jays.
In June, Young began the season with the Canadians but appeared in just five games before he was reassigned to Bluefield.