Atlantic League: All-time playoff history 1998 to present

Year-by-year history

2012

CHAMPIONSHIP
Long Island defeated Lancaster, 3 games to 2

Game 1: Lancaster 5, Long Island 1 in Lancaster (5,283)
Game 2: Long Island 9, Lancaster 4 in Lancaster (6,204)
Game 3: Lancaster 12, Long Island 5 in Central Islip, N.Y. (4,004)
Game 4: Long Island 9, Lancaster 3 in Central Islip, N.Y. (3,230)
Game 5: Long Island 5, Lancaster 4 in Central Islip, N.Y. (3,482)
Playoff MVP: Long Island SS Dan Lyons

SEMIFINALS
Freedom Division Series
Lancaster defeated York, 3 games to 0

Game 1: Lancaster 10, York 4, in Lancaster (5,844)
Game 2*: Lancaster 8, York 4 in Lancaster (5,473)
Game 3: Lancaster 12, York 8 in York (6,437)

*After 98-minute rain delay without rain, game began in steady but light rain. Play was halted after four innings because of rain, and play resumed the next day to complete final five innings.

Liberty Division Series

Long Island defeated Southern Maryland, 3 games to 2

Game 1: Long Island 4, Southern Maryland 3 in Waldorf, Md. (3,264)
Game 2: Long Island 3, Southern Maryland 1 in Waldorf, Md. (3,592)
Game 3: Southern Maryland 7, Long Island 5 in Central Islip, N.Y. (5,704)
Game 4: Southern Maryland 4, Long Island 3 in Central Islip, N.Y. (3,067)
Game 5: Long Island 5, Southern Maryland 4 in Central Islip, N.Y. (3,035)

2011
CHAMPIONSHIP

York defeated Long Island, 3 games to 1

Game 1: Long Island 1, York 0 in Central Islip, N.Y. (4,327)
Game 2: York 9, Long Island 0 in Central Islip, N.Y. (4,604)
Game 3: York 9, Long Island 6 in York (4,934)
Game 4: York 6, Long Island 3 in York (3,767)
Playoff MVP: York 3B Vince Harrison (pictured above kneeling)

SEMIFINALS

Freedom Division Series

York defeated Lancaster, 3 games to 2

Game 1: York 3, Lancaster 2 in York (3,562)
Game 2: York 4, Lancaster 1 in York (3,267)
Game 3: Lancaster 5, York 1 in Lancaster (5,053)
Game 4: Lancaster 6, York 1 in Lancaster (3,377)
Game 5: York 5, Lancaster 4 (10 innings) in Lancaster (5,916)

Liberty Division Series

Long Island defeated Southern Maryland, 3 games to 1

Game 1: Long Island 6, Southern Maryland 3 in Central Islip, N.Y. (4,925)
Game 2: Southern Maryland 8, Long Island 6 in Central Islip, N.Y. (5,114)
Game 3: Long Island 4, Southern Maryland 2 in Waldorf, Md. (2,518)
Game 4: Long Island 9, Southern Maryland 8 in Waldorf, Md. (1,854)

2010

CHAMPIONSHIP

York defeated Bridgeport, 3 games to 0

Game 1: York 4, Bridgeport 1 in York (4,333)
Game 2: York 8, Bridgeport 3 in York (4,575)
Game 3: York 5, Bridgeport 4 (10 innings) in Bridgeport, Conn. (2,997)
Playoff MVP: York 3B Ramon Castro (pictured above left)

SEMIFINALS

Freedom Division Series

York defeated Somerset, 3 games to 2

Game 1: York 10, Somerset 1 in York (3,985)
Game 2: Somerset 9, York 2 in York (4,001)
Game 3: York 6, Somerset 5 in Bridgewater, N.J. (5,926)
Game 4: Somerset 7, York 0 in Bridgewater, N.J. (4,557)
Game 5: York 1, Somerset 0 in York (3,462)

Liberty Division Series

Bridgeport defeated Southern Maryland, 3 games to 1

Game 1: Bridgeport 6, Southern Maryland 1 in Waldorf, Md. (2,952)
Game 2: Bridgeport 11, Southern Maryland 1 in Waldorf, Md. (2,877)
Game 3: Southern Maryland 5, Bridgeport 0 in Bridgeport, Conn. (3,887)
Game 4: Bridgeport 3, Southern Maryland 2 in Bridgeport, Conn. (2,316)

2009

CHAMPIONSHIP

Somerset defeated Southern Maryland, 3 games to 1

Game 1: Somerset 8, Southern Maryland 2 in Bridgewater, N.J.
Game 2: Southern Maryland 10, Somerset 4 in Bridgewater, N.J.
Game 3: Somerset 8, Southern Maryland 6 in Waldorf, Md.
Game 4: Somerset 11, Southern Maryland 1 in Waldorf, Md.
Playoff MVP: Somerset 3B Jeff Nettles

SEMIFINALS

Freedom Division Series

Somerset defeated Newark, 3 games to 1

Game 1: Somerset 2, Newark 0 in Bridgewater, N.J.
Game 2: Somerset 5, Newark 0 in Bridgewater, N.J.
Game 3: Newark 13, Somerset 12 in Newark, N.J.
Game 4: Somerset 8, Newark 3 in Newark, N.J.

Liberty Division Series

Southern Maryland defeated L.I., 3 games to 2

Game 1: Southern Maryland 1, Long Island 0 in Waldorf, Md.
Game 2: Southern Maryland 5, Long Island 4 in Waldorf, Md.
Game 3: Long Island 7, Southern Maryland 4 in Central Islip, N.Y.
Game 4: Long Island 15, Southern Maryland 5 in Central Islip, N.Y.
Game 5: Southern Maryland 7, Long Island 5 in Central Islip, N.Y.

2008

CHAMPIONSHIP

Somerset defeated Camden, 3 games to 1

Game 1: Somerset 11, Camden 9 in Camden, N.J.
Game 2: Camden 2, Somerset 1 in Camden, N.J.
Game 3: Somerset 14, Camden 4 in Bridgewater, N.J.
Game 4: Somerset 3, Camden 2 in Bridgewater, N.J.
Playoff MVP: Somerset 3B Brandon Larson

SEMIFINALS

Freedom Division Series

Somerset defeated York, 2 games to 0

Game 1: Somerset 3, York 2 in York (4,038)
Game 2: Somerset 6, York 4 in Bridgewater, N.J. (6,346)

Liberty Division Series

Camden defeated Long Island, 2 games to 0

Game 1: Camden 5, Long Island 1 in Central Islip, N.Y.
Game 2: Camden 3, Long Island 2 (11 innings) in Camden, N.J.

2007

CHAMPIONSHIP

Newark defeated Somerset, 3 games to 1

Game 1: Newark 7, Somerset 6 in Bridgewater, N.J.
Game 2: Somerset 8, Newark 1 in Bridgewater, N.J.
Game 3: Newark 5, Somerset 4 in Newark
Game 4: Newark 13, Somerset 7 in Newark
Playoff MVP: Newark OF Jose Herrera

SEMIFINALS

North Division Series

Newark defeated Long Island, 2 games to 0

Game 1: Newark 5, Long Island 4 in Newark
Game 2: Newark 3, Long Island 2 in Central Islip, N.Y.

South Division Series

Somerset defeated Camden, 2 games to 1

Game 1: Camden 4, Somerset 1 in Bridgewater, N.J.
Game 2: Somerset 3, Camden 2 (11) in Camden
Game 3: Somerset 13, Camden 4 in Camden

2006

CHAMPIONSHIP

Lancaster defeated Bridgeport, 3 games to 0

Game 1: Lancaster 13, Bridgeport 4 in Bridgeport, Conn.
Game 2: Lancaster 9, Bridgeport 8 (12 innings) in Bridgeport, Conn.
Game 3: Lancaster 5, Bridgeport 2 in Lancaster
Playoff MVP: Lancaster 1B/DH Jeremy Todd

SEMIFINALS

North Division Series

Bridgeport defeated Long Island, 2 games to 0

Game 1: Bridgeport 6, Long Island 0 in Bridgeport, Conn.
Game 2: Bridgeport 10, Long Island 4 in Central Islip, N.Y.

South Division Series

Lancaster defeated Atlantic City, 2 gamest to 0

Game 1: Lancaster 8, Atlantic City 3 in Atlantic City
Game 2: Lancaster 4, Atlantic City 2 in Lancaster

2005

CHAMPIONSHIP

Somerset defeated Nashua, 3 games to 0

Game 1: Somerset 5, Nashua 3 in Bridgewater, N.J.
Game 2: Somerset 5, Nashua 3 in Bridgewater, N.J.
Game 3: Somerset 6, Nashua 1 in Nashua, N.H.
Playoff MVP: Somerset RHP Mark DiFelice

SEMIFINALS

North Division Series

Nashua defeated Long Island, 2 games to 1

Game 1: Long Island 5, Nashua 4 in Central Islip, N.Y.
Game 2: Nashua 5, Long Island 4 (11 innings) in Nashua, N.H.
Game 3: Nashua 4, Long Island 3 in Nashua, N.H.

South Division Series

Somerset defeated Atlantic City, 2 games to 1

Game 1: Somerset 5, Atlantic City 2 in Atlantic City
Game 2: Atlantic City 7, Somerset 3 in Bridgewater, N.J.
Game 3: Somerset 5, Atlantic City 1 in Bridgewater, N.J.

2004

CHAMPIONSHIP

Long Island defeated Camden, 3 games to 0

Game 1: Long Island 11, Camden 10 (11 innings) in Central Islip, N.Y.
Game 2: Long Island 5, Camden 3 in Central Islip, N.Y.
Game 3: Long Island 4, Camden 3 in Camden
Playoff MVP: Long Island OF Justin Davies

SEMIFINALS

North Division Series

Long Island defeated Nashua, 2 games to 1

Game 1: Nashua 3, Long Island 2 at Nashua, N.H.
Game 2: Long Island 3, Nashua 2 at Central Islip, N.Y.
Game 3: Long Island 1, Nashua 0 at Central Islip, N.Y.

South Division Series

Camden defeated Atlantic City, 2 games to 0

Game 1: Camden 8, Atlantic City 2 in Camden
Game 2: Camden 9, Atlantic City 4 in Atlantic City

2003

CHAMPIONSHIP

Somerset defeated Nashua, 3 games to 2

Game 1: Somerset 8, Nashua 2 in Bridgewater, N.J.
Game 2: Nashua 9, Somerset 6 (13 innings) in Bridgewater, N.J.
Game 3: Nashua 6, Somerset 5 in Nashua, N.H.
Game 4: Somerset 10, Nashua 3 in Nashua, N.H.
Game 5: Somerset 8, Nashua 4 in Nashua, N.H.
Playoff MVP: Somerset 3B Jeff Nettles

SEMIFINALS

North Division Series

Somerset defeated Camden, 2 games to 0

Game 1: Somerset 2, Camden 0 in Bridgewater, N.J.
Game 2: Somerset 3, Camden 0 in Camden, N.J.

South Division Series

Nashua defeated Bridgeport, 2 games to 1

Game 1: Bridgeport 3, Nashua 0 in Bridgeport, Conn.
Game 2: Nashua 6, Bridgeport 4 in Nashua, N.H.
Game 3: Nashua 8, Bridgeport 7 in Nashua, N.H.

2002

CHAMPIONSHIP

Newark defeated Bridgeport, 3 games to 0

Game 1: Newark 5, Bridgeport 3 in Bridgeport, Conn.
Game 2: Newark 9, Bridgeport 3 in Bridgeport, Conn.
Game 3: Newark 10, Bridgeport 3 in Newark
Playoff MVP: Newark OF Jimmy Hurst

SEMIFINALS

Bridgeport defeated Camden, 2 games to 1

(Camden reached playoffs as wild card)

Game 1: Camden 2, Bridgeport 0 in Camden, N.J.
Game 2: Bridgeport 8, Camden 1 in Bridgeport, Conn.
Game 3: Bridgeport 3, Camden 1 at Bridgeport, Conn.

Newark defeated Atlantic City, 2 games to 1

Game 1: Newark 5, Atlantic City 4 in Atlantic City
Game 2: Atlantic City 5, Newark 0 at Newark
Game 3: Newark 7, Atlantic City 5 at Newark

2001

CHAMPIONSHIP

Somerset defeated Newark, 3 games to 2

Game 1: Newark 8, Somerset 4 in Newark
Game 2: Newark 6, Somerset 2 in Newark
Game 3: Somerset 4, Newark 2 in Bridgewater, N.J.
Game 4: Somerset 7, Newark 6 (10 innings) in Bridgewater, N.J.
Game 5: Somerset 4, Newark 0 in Newark
Playoff MVP: Somerset LHP Robert Dodd

First round

Newark defeated Nashua, 2 games to none

Game 1: Newark 5, Nashua 2 in Nashua, N.H.
Game 2: Newark 9, Nashua 7 in Nashua, N.H.

2000

CHAMPIONSHIP

Nashua defeated Somerset, 3 games to 0

Game 1: Nashua 4, Somerset 1 in Nashua, N.H.
Game 2: Nashua 11, Somerset 1 in Nashua, N.H.
Game 3: Nashua 6, Somerset 5 (14 innings) in Bridgewater, N.J.
Playoff MVP: Nashua 1B D.J. Boston

First round

Nashua defeated Bridgeport, 2 games to 1

Game 1: Bridgeport 6, Nashua 3 in Bridgeport, Conn.
Game 2: Nashua 2, Bridgeport 0 in Nashua, N.H.
Game 3: Nashua 6, Bridgeport 4 in Nashua, N.H.

1999

CHAMPIONSHIP

Bridgeport defeated Somerset, 3 games to 0

Game 1: Bridgeport 6, Somerset 2 in Bridgewater, N.J.
Game 2: Bridgeport 4, Somerset 3 in Bridgeport, Conn.
Game 3: Bridgeport 8, Somerset 3 in Bridgeport, Conn.
Playoff MVP: Bridgeport OF Duane Singleton

1998

CHAMPIONSHIP

Atlantic City defeated Bridgeport, 3 games to 1

Game 1: Atlantic City 6, Bridgeport 5 in Atlantic City
Game 2: Atlantic City 15, Bridgeport 12 in Atlantic City (10 innings)
Game 3: Bridgeport 9, Atlantic City 4 in Bridgeport, Conn.
Game 4: Atlantic City 4, Bridgeport 3 in Bridgeport, Conn.
Playoff MVP: Atlantic City LHP Chris Eddy

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