Skeeters win first half Freedom Division Championship
With an all-time best first-half record of 47-23, the Sugar Land Skeeters have officially clinched an Atlantic League postseason playoff spot and been named first half Freedom Division Champions.
The title marks the first-ever playoff berth for the young franchise in just its second season as a part of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.
Despite the movement of five members from the club’s roster to Major League organizations in 2013, the Skeeters established a new Atlantic League record for wins in a first half with a 47-23 record.
The previous record for wins in a first half was held by the Lancaster Barnstormers (45-25) in 2012, while the record for most wins in any half was set by the Atlantic City Surf (48-22) in 2001.
Atlantic League Division Series play will begin the week of September 16, with the Skeeters hosting two games at Constellation Field on Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 19. Should the Skeeters advance further into the playoffs, the Atlantic League Championship Series will take place the week of September 23. Fans are encouraged to continue checking the Skeeters website for updated information on the League’s playoff schedule.
The Skeeters organization will also announce on-sale dates for playoff tickets in the coming weeks, giving fans the most opportunity to secure their seats in witnessing Sugar Land baseball history.
For more information about the Atlantic League, the Sugar Land Skeeters or how to purchase tickets, visit the team’s website at www.sugarlandskeeters.com or call the Skeeters ticket office at 281.240.HITS.
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