On the brink of celebration or heartbreak, the Saltdogs suffered a 2-0 loss against Houston, ending the 2021 season.
Lincoln can clinch a playoff berth with a win in the second game Sunday and an Explorers' loss.
Lincoln scored quickly, frequently and every which way in a home win over Houston as the season winds down.
Lincoln defeated the Milwaukee Milkmen Wednesday 4-3 at Haymarket Park in thrilling fashion. Photos by Francis Gardler, Journal Star.
In their 20th anniversary season, the Saltdogs celebrate a memorable win as they chase a playoff spot: “It’s just a winning organization.”
With the game tied 3-3 in the top of the ninth, the American Association save leader James Pugliese gave up two runs for the loss.
A loss is a loss, but Saltdogs manager Brett Jodie is finding positives in his team's recent play despite suffering a series sweep.
Chicago's big sixth inning led the Dogs past the Saltdogs in an American Association series opener.
Yanio Perez just missed a grand slam in the eighth inning, but the resulting sacrifice fly extended the Saltdogs' lead at Haymarket Park to 3-1.
Lincoln lined into three double plays to lose opener of three-game set against Chicago.
The Saltdogs pitcher says his parents have been in the stands for his baseball games since he was 5 years old. Now, they get to see him as a pro.
Adam Brett Walker, the American Association's home run leader with 22 blasts, broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning with an RBI ground-rule double in Franklin, Wisconsin.
Lincoln pounded out 15 hits in bouncing back from an extra-inning loss the night before.
Lincoln led 4-2 after three innings, but the Apollos chipped away with runs in the fifth and seventh innings and took a 5-4 lead in the top of the ninth.
The American Association voted to add a one-game play-in to the postseason, and though it benefits the Saltdogs, it wasn't a move the team voted for.
Altmann has gone 7-for-14 with seven RBIs, two doubles and two home runs in three games since his return from health and safety protocols.
The Saltdogs blasted 44 home runs in the month of July. They hit three to begin August in a six-run third inning to take the series against Winnipeg Sunday at Haymarket Park.
Josh Altmann, playing for the first time since July 18, had two doubles and two home runs to lead Lincoln past Winnipeg on Saturday at Haymarket Park.
Winnipeg takes advantage of shorthanded Saltdogs for 7-3 victory at Haymarket Park.
Richy has earned the win in his last three starts and Lincoln has been victorious in his last four outings. He's made 13 starts this season.
Lincoln's attendance this season ranks third in the American Association in total attendance and second in average spectators per game.
A look at how the Saltdogs fared Sunday night.
The Lincoln Saltdogs banged out 20 hits in routing Sioux Falls 18-5 on Saturday in South Dakota.
Yanio Perez's RBI single in the top of the ninth inning secured the comeback road win for the Saltdogs.