SPOKANE, Wash - The newly crowned Northwest League champion Spokane Indians arrived home early Monday morning at Avista Stadium to a small crowd of fans who woke up early to congratulate their team following a thrilling extra inning win on the road against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. The team bus pulled in just after 6:00 am after team travelled through the night following their 6-5 extra innings win.
The Indians were favored to win the series after compiling a league best 51-25 regular season record but they scared fans in the NWL Championship Series opener dropping the game 5-3 at Avista Stadium. The Indians won the 2nd game, beating Salem-Keizer 11-10 before going on the road where they completed their championship run with two more wins.
The NWL title is the Indians eighth since 1987 and the fourth championship for the club since 1999. The Indians won four consecutive titles from 1987-90 and again in 1999, 2003 and 2005.