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Ravens, Speeders Clinch Playoff Spots

(GAME DATE – Sep. 19, 2019) — As the clock runs down on the 2019 season, two more teams have cemented themselves into the post-season.

The Nevada Speeders, currently 88-64 (.579) atop the ML West, and the Minneapolis Ravens, leading the Lake League West at 92-60 (.605), have now mathematically guaranteed themselves playoff entry. Continue reading “Ravens, Speeders Clinch Playoff Spots”

First to Worst: Metros Eliminated

(GAME DATE – Sep. 16, 2019) — The Montreal Metros, who were 2018 Bull Cup champions, have been eliminated from playoff contention with 2 weeks left on the schedule.

The Metros have compiled a 66-82 (.446) record, on track to have their worst finish by win percentage since 2001, when they ended that 80-game season 35-45 (.438). Continue reading “First to Worst: Metros Eliminated”

Admirals Clinch Playoff Berth, Take ML East Pennant

(GAME DATE – Sept. 16, 2019) — The St. Petersburg Admirals, led by the veteran GM/manager, Brandon Popper, have clinched the Metro League East pennant, and are the first team to secure a playoff spot in the 2019 season.

The Admirals will now see their 4th consecutive playoff, and their 6th since 1995, in what many observers are calling a new era of dominance for the club, once based in San Diego, and later Anchorage.

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Chicago, Calgary Officially Out of Race

(GAME DATE – Sep. 12, 2019) — Not that either team had a hope after the first few weeks of the 2019 season, but both the Chicago Pit Bulls and the Calgary Inferno can start planning for their off-season golf activities as they have been officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Chicago is on track to post their 3rd worst season in club history, behind last season’s dismal 30-70 (.300) finish, and 2001’s reprehensible 28-52 (.350). Calgary, which won the Bull Cup in 2015 and 2017, will miss their 2nd playoff in a row, and only their 3rd since 2010.

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Aces Minor League Team News

8th Inning Homer by Bret May Caps Heifer League All-Star Game

The Barn League All-Stars were in the driver’s seat early on, scoring twice in the 2nd inning against the hosting Pasture League All-Stars tonight in Scottsdale, AZ, during the 2018 Heifer League (AA-level) All-Star Game tonight. A 7th inning solo shot by Madison Cyclones (Boston) shortstop Mike Thompson finally put the Pasture League on the […]

FRL Week #4: Admirals and Ravens Chase Down Sluggers

The Clearwater Sluggers have maintained their clutch on the top spot in the Florida Rookie League weekly team rankings once again, but the Naples Admirals and Jacksonville Beach Ravens have made impressive strides to catch up. The Admirals and Ravens were 5th and 6th in last week’s rankings, but have improved to 2nd and 3rd respectively for […]

FRL Week #3: Sluggers Maintain Control

The Clearwater Sluggers are maintaining their stranglehold on the Florida Rookie League after three weeks, topping the weekly team power rankings with 152.1 points. The Miami Motorheads have been unable to close the gap, sitting at second with 135.6 points. In terms of win-loss records, the Sluggers are at 16-4 (.800), while Miami trails at 14-6 (.700).

FRL Week #1: Motorheads Looking Strong

The Miami Motorheads (Detroit) command the Florida Rookie League power rankings at the end of opening week, following a 3-1 series win over the Jupiter Brawlers (Boston), which came before two more wins to open the Ft. Lauderdale Nomads (Toronto) series, in which they have outscored the Toronto rookie team 15-3 after two games.

First Winter League Accolades Given Out

The Bull Oceanic Winter League (BOWL) wrapped up its first season of developmental baseball, with the Tunis Freemen capping their season with an 8-3 victory over the Lagos Millionaires, on Friday. And now, two days later, the first BOWL player awards were announced to recognize all of the achievements during the 36-game season.

BOWL Playoffs Set

The Bull Oceanic Winter League (BOWL) has nearly wrapped up it’s first season of developmental winter baseball, after the last of the regular season round-robins games finished yesterday. The knock-out round starts on Wednesday, with the single game semi-final matchups: Lagos-Algiers and Tunis-Melbourne.

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