The St. Paul Saints closed their regular season with a walk-off victory Monday, 5-4 over the Lincoln Saltdogs at CHS Field, and tied for the best record in the American Association.

Tony Caldwell’s single in the ninth drove in the winning run after Vinny DiFazio tripled. That gave the Saints a 61-39 record, the same as Wichita’s.

The Saints will play Winnipeg, which finished 58-42 and second to St. Paul in the North Division, in the first round of the playoffs beginning Wednesday in Winnipeg.

U volleyball honors

Three Gophers volleyball players were honored by the Big Ten after the Gophers beat two ranked teams over the weekend. Sarah Wilhite was named Big Ten player of the week, Samantha Seliger-Swenson was named setter of the week and Alexis Hart was named freshman of the week.

Wilhite led Gophers with 34 kills in the two games, Seliger-Swenson had 88 assists and Hart hit .308.