07/04/2018 3:52 PM -
Waldorf, Maryland - The Somerset Patriots have officially clinched the 2018 Liberty Division First Half Championship, and thus, a spot in the 2018 Atlantic League postseason.
Somerset’s playoff spot was clinched Wednesday afternoon when the New Britain Bees lost to the Long Island Ducks.
It marks the Patriots’ Atlantic League-record 19th Half Championship and ninth First Half Championship. It is the franchise’s fourth Liberty Division First Half Championship and seventh overall Half Championship under sixth-year manager Brett Jodie.
With a playoff spot now clinched, 2018 will mark the sixth-straight year that the Somerset Patriots will play in the Atlantic League postseason. They will have the option of choosing the dates of their home games for the Liberty Division Championship Series. Somerset will await the winner of the second half Liberty Division Championship for their opponent to be determined.
The Sugar Land Skeeters have also clinched a spot in the postseason after clinching the First Half Freedom Division Championship on Sunday.
More information on the 2018 Atlantic League postseason, along with when tickets will go on sale, will be announced at a later date.
The 2018 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford continues on Friday, July 6th when the Patriots return to TD Bank Ballpark to take on the Road Warriors at 7:05 pm. For tickets, visit www.somersetpatriots.com
About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 36 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.
For more information, please visit www.atlanticleague.com.