LAS VEGAS, NV (WAVY) — The Norfolk Tides are the 2023 Triple-A Championship winners.

The Tides defeated the Oklahoma City Dodgers 7-6 on Saturday night at Las Vegas Ballpark.

The team went into the game riding a wave of victory after defeating the Durham Bulls in a three-game series earlier this week at Harbor Park to become the International League champions.

Justin Armbruester was strong early. He had four strike outs in five innings of work. The Tides led 5-2 entering the 7th inning stretch. In the 9th, the Tides scored on a two-run homer by Connor Norby.

But it was Colton Cowser who was named MVP of the Championship game.

This is the second Triple-A title in the franchise’s history. The first was won by the Tidewater Tides in 1983.