The Omaha Storm Chasers (76-67) ended the season with a five-game sweep of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (53-91), the first five-gamer for Omaha in over ten years, as they pulled it off against Iowa in August of 2004, and propelled the Chasers to the American Conference North Division crown.
Omaha will now face the Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals Triple-A affiliate) 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.
Tim Cooney, who won a franchise-record 14 games for Memphis, starts Wednesday in Omaha.
Memphis was the hottest team in the league going 40-20 since the beginning of July. Omaha was the only team to feature three players with 27 or more home runs, but two of them are with the Royals as they make their push for the postseason in the majors.