The Winnipeg Goldeyes have won the North Division pennant for the first time since 2003.
The Fish picked up the honour Friday night, following a 9-5 win over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks in the final home game of the regular season.
It’s been a good week for the Goldeyes, who have already earned a spot in the American Association playoffs. Winnipeg will play the first two games of their best-of-five series at Shaw Park on September 1 and 2, facing either the Gary SouthShore RailCats or the St. Paul Saints.
Earlier in the night, Goldeyes manager Rick Forney was named the AA’s manager of the year. It’s the first time the club has received the award.
Forney, 39, joined the Goldeyes in 2006 and now leads the team into the playoffs for the fifth time.