The Santa Clara Baseball League's regular season has come to an end and the Ebb and Flow Lakers finished things with a 3-7 record.
The Neepawa Cubs; meanwhile, had a very successful campaign as they went 8-2 which puts them in second heading into the four-team playoffs that begin next week.
Both of Neepawa's defeats came at the hands of the Portage Padres who finished unbeaten at 9-0-1 and they will now play Plumas in the first round, best-of-three series.
Neepawa scored 76 runs, the second-most in the league while they allowed a league-low 25 runs.
"We're feeling good about the season. I think we know that we can beat Portage, it's just about us showing up and playing our top game," said Garett Rempel.
With their second-place finish, Neepawa will play the Carberry Royals in the first round of the playoffs.
Carberry hasn't won a league title dating back to 2000; however, they're always known as league contenders and they finished the season at 5-5. The Cubs downed Carberry, 8-1, and 4-3 in their two games against them.
"They are just a scrappy team always. They have good pitching and good hitting," said Rempel. "From the top to the bottom of the lineup, they have skill. They're a good ball club and it should be an exciting series."
Game one is set for Monday night in Neepawa followed by game two on Wednesday in Carberry. If needed, game three will be played next Friday in Neepawa.