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Cougars Clinch Western Division First Half Championship
Playoff ticket punched for postseason play in September
06/07/2014 10:40 PM ET
The Cougars clinched the Western Division first half championship on June 7. Kane County will begin the 2014 Midwest League Playoffs on Wednesday, September 3.

GENEVA, Ill. - The Kane County Cougars have clinched the Midwest League's Western Division first half championship and will play in September's Midwest League Playoffs. This marks the 14th playoff appearance in the 24-year history of the Cougars, and the first time since 2009 that the Cougars have clinched a first half playoff spot.

Cougars playoff tickets are on sale now! The Cougars will open the postseason in a best-of-three series on the road on Wednesday, September 3 against Wisconsin, with the first home game taking place on Thursday, September 4 at 6 p.m. That evening's game is a Thirsty Thursday with $1 select beers and sodas that evening, too! Click HERE to purchase tickets

If necessary, Game 3 will also take place at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark with a 6 p.m. start time on Friday, September 5. If the Cougars were to advance to the next round, the best-of-three Western Division Championship Series would begin on the road on Saturday, September 6 with the first home game of that series taking place at 6 p.m. on Sunday, September 7. That Sunday's game is a Kids Eat Free Day, with a hot dog/soda voucher given at the gates to all kids age 3-10. The Midwest League Championship Series is a best-of-five series that begins on Wednesday, September 10. 

PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

Opening Round - Quarterfinals (Best-of-3 series)

Wednesday, September 3 - Cougars @ Wisconsin, 6:35 PM
Thursday, September 4 - Wisconsin @ Cougars, 6 PM
Friday, September 5 - Wisconsin @ Cougars, 6 PM (if necessary)

Round 2 - Division Championship (Best-of-3 series)

Saturday, September 6 - Cougars @ TBD Opponent
Sunday, September 7 - TBD Opponent @ Cougars, 6 PM
Monday, September 8 - TBD Opponent @ Cougars, 6 PM (if necessary) 

Round 3 - League Championship (Best-of-5 series)

Wednesday, September 10 - Eastern Division Champion @ Cougars, 6 PM
Thursday, September 11 - Eastern Division Champion @ Cougars, 6 PM
Saturday, September 13 - Cougars @ Eastern Division Champion
Sunday, September 14 - Cougars @ Eastern Division Champion (if necessary)
Monday, September 15 - Cougars @ Eastern Division Champion (if necessary)

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