HICKORY – Fresh off a 3-1 victory over Lexington (Ky.) and winning the South Atlantic League (SAL) Northern Division title, the Hickory Crawdads open the playoffs on Wednesday night at L.P. Frans Stadium.
The Crawdads finished 83-52 and with the best winning percentage in their history (.6418).
A best-of-3 first round series against Delmarva (Md.) begins Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Hickory. All other games in the series will be played at Delmarva.
Delmarva qualified by winning the Northern Division first-half title.
Game 2 in the series is Friday in Delmarva and Game 3 if scheduled Saturday.
SAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Northern Division (best-of-3)
Game 1, Wednesday: Delmarva (Md.) at Hickory, 7 p.m.
Game 2, Friday: Hickory at Delmarva (Md.), 7:05 p.m.
Game 3, Saturday, if needed: Hickory at Delmarva (Md.), 7:05 p.m.
Southern Division (best-of-3)
Game 1, Wednesday: Lexington (Ky.) at Augusta (Ga.), 7:05 p.m.
Game 2, Friday: Augusta (Ga.) at Lexington (Ky.), 7:05 p.m.
Game 3, Saturday, if needed: Augusta (Ga.) at Lexington (Ky.), 7:05 p.m.
FINAL OVERALL REGULAR-SEASON STANDINGS: http://www.milb.com/standings/index.jsp?lid=116
BUY TICKETS FOR WEDNESDAY’S PLAYOFF GAME: https://www.milb.com/hickory/tickets/single-game-tickets