The Omaha Storm Chasers are the champs once again. The team won the north division title early Monday morning at Werner Park.
The game against Colorado Springs was supposed to start at 7 p.m., but heavy rains forced a two-hour and 40-minute rain delay. The tarp was pulled off the field and the first pitch was thrown at 9:40 p.m.
The Chasers took the lead for good in the fifth inning, when Omaha scored four runs. The big hit came from KC Royals alum Eric Hosmer, who crushed a ball over the center field fence for a solo home run. The first baseman is in Omaha on a rehab assignment. The Chasers took a 5 to 1 lead and held on to win it, 13 to 7 in the end.
After three hours and 35 minutes, at 1:21 a.m. the Chasers won the American North Division title. It's the fourth consecutive title for the team, and WOWT 6 Sports was the only station on the field for the celebration.
Now the Chasers face the Memphis Redbirds in the playoffs starting on Wednesday. The team wraps up its regular season with a game against Colorado Springs at noon on Monday.