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Cougars clinch playoff spot

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For the sixth time in eight seasons as an Oakland A's affiliate, the Kane County Cougars are headed to the playoffs.

The Cougars clinched a postseason berth Saturday night by virtue of their 6-2 win over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, combined with Cedar Rapids' win over Beloit. Clinton lost in Burlington, so the Cougars own the top playoff spot by 11/2 games over Clinton with two games to play.

Fielders 14, RiverHawks 1: John Brownell had 14 strikeouts, leading the Lake County Fielders to a victory over Rockford at Fielders Stadium.

Flyers 6, Goldeyes 4: The Schaumburg Flyers scored 8 runs in the fifth inning to back starter Matt Elliott and beat Winnipeg at Alexian Field.

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