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Loons Clinch First Playoff Berth

Jaime Hoffmann ... two home runs, five RBI

For the first time in franchise history, Great Lakes is headed to the Midwest League playoffs after a 6-0 win over the South Bend. Albuquerque and Memphis combined for eight home runs in an 11-9 Memphis win. Jacksonville topped Chattanooga 5-4. Inland Empire popped High Desert 4-1. Ogden stopped Casper 5-2 and the Arizona Dodgers lost 11-9 to the Padres 8-1 in their final game of the season.

Five Home Runs Not Enough For 'Topes The fourth-best crowd of the season, 13,085, showed up hoping to see another home run derby and Albuquerque and Memphis didn't disappoint. The Isotopes slugged five and the Redbirds added three with Memphis pulling out an 11-9 win despite a desperate rally by the 'Topes in the eighth and ninth. However, Albuquerque (74-61) reduced it's magic number to...

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