Timber Rattlers clinch playoff spot

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Wisconsin falls to Burlington, 9-3 in the season opener.

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers clinched a Midwest League playoff spot Sunday night.

Wisconsin hosts Kane County in Game 1 of the best-of-three series at 6:35pm Wednesday at Fox Cities Stadium.

Games 2 and 3 (if necesssary) are Thursday and Friday at Kane County.

Fans may purchase tickets over the phone at (920) 733-4152 or (800) WI-TIMBER or in person at the Timber Rattlers ticket office at the stadium when it opens on Tuesday, September 2 at 9:00 am.

The Timber Rattlers won on Sunday by a score of 13-2 to eliminate the Quad Cities River Bandits, who won 9-4 at Burlington. That left the Peoria Chiefs as the only team with a chance to catch the Timber Rattlers. But Peoria lost 9-2 at Kane County on Sunday night to allow the Rattlers to claim the Second Half Western Division Wild Card spot.

Kane County, the First Half Western Division Champions, is 91-48 after their win over Peoria on Sunday. The Timber Rattlers were 6-12 against Kane County during the regular season.

Wisconsin closes the regular season Monday at Beloit.

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