The Lakewood BlueClaws Begin A Historic Championship Run
This past Labor Day weekend the Lakewood BlueClaws wrapped up the 2018 regular season splitting a 4-game series with the Delmarva Shorebirds.
But the BlueClaws season isn't over, starting this Wednesday they'll roll into the South Atlantic League postseason on a quest for a 4th title.
The 'Claws 2018 run has been historic. Here are just a few milestones that they achieved this season:
- The BlueClaws finished the year with a club record 87 wins, wrapping up the season with a record of 87-51, a .630 winning percentage.
- The 'Claws won both the 1st and 2nd half championships. Just the 6th time that the same club has won both halves since the current structure was started in 2000.
- The BlueClaws won both halves once before, in 2010, when they won the league title. The only team to win both halves and the title (so far).
- A championship title would elevate the BlueClaws into a tie for most league titles in SAL history with 4, a distinction shared by only 5 teams in the nearly 40 year history of the league.
So, how can you be a part of baseball history?
The 'Claws return to Lakewood on Friday to host the Kannapolis Intimidators for a 7:05pm game 2.
If necessary, a tie-breaking game 3 would be on Saturday, also at 7:05pm, at FirstEnergy Park.
Then, the best of 3 South Atlantic League championship series starts next Thursday, September 13th.
You can get all the info on playoff tickets by clicking here for the Lakewood BlueClaws' official website.
Good luck, 'Claws, we're rooting for you!
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