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2019 Atlantic League Playoffs Schedule Announced

08/28/2019 1:15 PM -

Postseason to begin September 24; ALPB Championship Series to start October 1
 

(Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 29, 2019) – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) today announced its schedule for the 2019 playoffs. Both the Freedom and Liberty Division Championship Series will begin on Tuesday, September 24, with the Atlantic League Championship Series getting underway on Tuesday, October 1.

The Sugar Land Skeeters and Long Island Ducks have already clinched postseason berths by winning the first half championship in the Freedom and Liberty Divisions, respectively. Sugar Land has elected to host Games One and Two of the Freedom Division Championship Series at Constellation Field. Long Island has chosen to host Games Three, Four (if necessary) and Five (if necessary) of the Liberty Division Championship Series at Bethpage Ballpark. Their opponents remain to be determined.

The Atlantic League Championship Series is scheduled to commence on Tuesday, October 1. The winner of the Liberty Division Championship Series will host Games One and Two of the finals, while the Freedom Division Championship Series winner will host Game Three, Four (if necessary) and Five (if necessary).

The complete schedule for the 2019 Atlantic League Playoffs follows this release (all times Eastern).

Should either Sugar Land or Long Island win the second half championship in their respective division, a Wild Card scenario will come into play. According to Atlantic League rules, the Wild Card team shall be the club, regardless of division, among all clubs that have not otherwise qualified for the Divisional Playoffs, that has achieved the best overall record for the entire regular season. That team will then face the club that has won both the first and second half championships in the first round of the postseason.

Should both the Skeeters and Ducks win the second half championship in their respective division, a Double Wild Card scenario will come into play. Atlantic League rules stipulate the Wild Card teams will be the clubs, regardless of division, among all clubs that have not otherwise qualified for the Divisional Playoffs, that have achieved the two best overall records for the entire regular season.

Additionally, if the two Wild Card teams are in separate divisions, they shall play the Division Champion in their respective division (regardless of record) in order to ensure each division has a representative in the Championship Series. If the two Wild Cards are from the same division, a seeding system shall determine playoff opponents, based on each of the four club’s overall regular season win/loss records. The team with the best record shall play the team with the fourth-best record, and the team with the second-best record will play the team with the third-best record.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

With eight teams in the Mid-Atlantic and Texas, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent over 950 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 42 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 22-year history.

For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.
 

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FREEDOM DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (BEST-OF-FIVE)
GAME DATE MATCHUP TIME LOCATION
Game One Tues., Sept. 24 TBD at Sugar Land Skeeters 7:35 p.m. Constellation Field
Game Two Wed., Sept. 25 TBD at Sugar Land Skeeters 7:35 p.m. Constellation Field
Game Three Fri., Sept. 27 Sugar Land Skeeters at TBD TBD TBD
Game Four* Sat., Sept. 28 Sugar Land Skeeters at TBD TBD TBD
Game Five* Sun., Sept. 29 Sugar Land Skeeters at TBD TBD TBD
* - If Necessary        

 

LIBERTY DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (BEST-OF-FIVE)
GAME DATE MATCHUP TIME LOCATION
Game One Tues., Sept. 24 Long Island Ducks at TBD TBD TBD
Game Two Wed., Sept. 25 Long Island Ducks at TBD TBD TBD
Game Three Fri., Sept. 27 TBD at Long Island Ducks 6:35 p.m. Bethpage Ballpark
Game Four* Sat., Sept. 28 TBD at Long Island Ducks 6:35 p.m. Bethpage Ballpark
Game Five* Sun., Sept. 29 TBD at Long Island Ducks 5:05 p.m. Bethpage Ballpark
* - If Necessary        

 

ATLANTIC LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (BEST-OF-FIVE)
GAME DATE MATCHUP TIME LOCATION
Game One Tues., Oct. 1 Freedom Champion at Liberty Champion TBD TBD
Game Two Wed., Oct. 2 Freedom Champion at Liberty Champion TBD TBD
Game Three Fri., Oct. 4 Liberty Champion at Freedom Champion TBD TBD
Game Four* Sat., Oct. 5 Liberty Champion at Freedom Champion TBD TBD
Game Five* Sun., Oct. 6 Liberty Champion at Freedom Champion TBD TBD
* - If Necessary        

 



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