Chicago, Ill. – Aug. 2, 2022 – The Northern League has announced its plans for the 2022 postseason, which will begin on Monday, Aug. 8, featuring the top four teams from the league’s regular-season standings.
As announced prior to the season, the league has altered its playoff format for the first time in its history this season. The semifinal round will be a pair of winner-take-all, single-elimination games on Monday, Aug. 8. This is a change from previous seasons, which featured a best-of-three format in the semifinal round.
The semifinals will be held at two sites on Monday, Aug. 8. The regular-season champion Lake County Corn Dogs will host the No. 4 seed at 7 p.m. at Legacy Fields in Crown Point. The game between the No. 2 seed and No. 3 seed will be held at 7:10 p.m. at Oil City Stadium in Whiting, also on Monday, Aug. 8. The better seeds will have last at-bats for their semifinal games.
The Northern League Championship Series remains a best-of-three format. All three games will take place at Oil City Stadium with the series beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 9 and continuing on Wednesday, Aug. 10. If necessary, a decisive third game would take place on Thursday, Aug. 11. All three games in the championship series will begin at 7:10 p.m. The better seed will have last at-bats for Games 1 and 3, while the worse seed will have last at-bats for Game 2.
2022 Northern League Postseason Schedule
Monday, Aug. 8, Lake County Corn Dogs vs. No. 4 seed, 7 p.m., Legacy Fields
Monday, Aug. 8, No. 2 seed vs. No. 3 seed, 7:10 p.m., Oil City Stadium
Tuesday, Aug. 9, Northern League Championship Game 1, 7:10 p.m., Oil City Stadium
Wednesday, Aug. 10, Northern League Championship Game 2, 7:10 p.m., Oil City Stadium
Thursday, Aug. 11, Northern League Championship, Game 3 (if nec.), 7:10 p.m., Oil City Stadium