The Winnipeg Goldeyes scored a victory on Monday in their first home game since winning the American Association Championship series last year.

The Goldeyes defeated the Laredo Lemurs 4-1 at Shaw Park, bringing the team's record this season to 9-2.

The game began with the Goldeyes celebrating their league championship with a banner ceremony and ring presentation to the returning players.

The American Association title was the first to be won by a Winnipeg professional sports franchise since the Goldeyes won the Northern League title in 1994.

Meanwhile, there is increased competition by Winnipeg's two other professional sports teams, the Jets and the Blue Bombers, for sports fans' attention and money.

Even with the Bombers about to host the upcoming CFL season at Investors Group Field, their brand-new stadium, Goldeyes general manager Andrew Collier said he isn't worried about competition from the other teams.

"The Bombers and the Jets are two other entertainment options for fans, just like going to a movie or going to the lake or going bowling, and we want to make coming to a Goldeyes games one of those options," Collier said.