The Omaha Storm Chasers (75-67) clinched a franchise record fourth straight division title, eliminating the Oklahoma City RedHawks with a 13-8 victory over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox to win the American Conference North. The Storm Chasers have qualified for the postseason in each of the four years at Werner Park.
Omaha entered their final series of the season trailing Oklahoma City by 2.0 games, but reeled off four straight wins over the Sky Sox while the RedHawks suffered three straight losses to the Iowa Cubs in Des Moines to help them capture the crown. The Chasers are the only team in the Pacific Coast League to qualify for the playoffs in each of the last four seasons.
The postseason berth marks the fourth trip to the PCL Playoffs in franchise history. The Redbirds (78-64) won league championships in 2000 and 2009, and lost in the PCL Championship to Tacoma in 2010. The Redbirds have gone a league-best 40-15 since the club was 6.5 games back and in last place in the division on July 3.
The Storm Chasers will face the Redbirds in the American Conference Championship at Werner Park. Omaha will host Games 1 and 2 of the series this Wednesday and Thursday, with both days having start times of 7:05 p.m., while Games 3-5 will be played at AutoZone Park in Memphis. During the 2014 season, the Storm Chasers and Redbirds split their 16 games at 8-8.