RECORD: 52-44 MANAGER: Tim Johnson
POSTSEASON: Wild-card, lost to Fargo-Moorhead 3 games to 1
Season Five of Saltdogs Baseball was a wild roller-coaster ride in Lincoln’s final trip through the Northern League. Four Southern Division teams, including the Saltdogs, finished within a game and a half of first place in the first half. Behind the red-hot bats of Bryan Warner (.352, 21 HR, 104 RBI) and Cory Harris (.341, 21 HR, 62 RBI), Lincoln stayed in the race throughout the second half, eventually claiming a wild-card berth on the next-to-last day of the season. Warner (pictured) won the league’s MVP award for the second time in his career, while he and Harris were joined on the All-Star team by pitchers Jared Hoerman and Brian Rodaway, and infielder Pichi Balet. The ‘Dogs opponent in the playoffs, Fargo-Moorhead, went an incredible 40-7 in the second half, but Lincoln refused to back down, taking Game One to extra innings and winning Game Three, before the RedHawks closed out the series in Game Four.