The Kannapolis Intimidators blanked the Hagerstown Suns 3-0 Friday night to win the best-of-5 South Atlantic League Championship Series, 3-1.
Jack Egbert went six innings for the victory, allowing four hits and a walk while striking out five, and Garry Bakker pitched three shutout innings for the save, giving up two hits and fanning four.
The Intimadators made the most of their five hits against Suns starter Blake Eager, who lasted five innings.
Kannapolis took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third. Ryan McCarthy hit a one-out double to left and scored on Boomer Berry's single to right.
The Intimidators went up 3-0 in the fifth on McCarthy's two-run homer to left.
Rafael Cova took over for Eager in the sixth and pitched three shutout innings, allowing no hits and a walk while striking out three.