Category: League News

Kim’s Hit Streak Soars to 20 Games

April 10, 2024

Dong-kyoon Kim‘s consecutive-game hitting streak has now climbed to 20 games. The Seattle second baseman smacked 1 hit against the Houston Oilers in today’s game at Salty Park, but he expressed mixed emotions about the streak after watching the Salts drop the game, 8-6.

“I feel good about the streak, but don’t feel good when we lose,” he told reporters. “I’d love to get a hit as well as a win next time so I can celebrate properly.”

Dong-kyoon Kim flied out in the 3rd, hit a three-run double in the 4th, grounded out in the 6th and flied out in the 8th.

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Freedom Tripp Tames California

April 10, 2024

Dave Tripp allowed 3 hits while giving up 1 walk and collecting 7 strikeouts as the Washington Freedom blanked the California Tidals, 3-0.

In the postgame interview, the 25-year-old right-hander said he was focused on “trying to keep the ball down and letting guys put it in play.”

“It worked for me today,” Tripp said.

 

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Washington Center Fielder Hurt

April 9, 2024

A blow for Lowell Woodford today — team doctors confirmed he will miss 6 months with a torn flexor tendon in his elbow. Woodford suffered the injury throwing the ball. Although officials from the Washington Freedom are confident he’ll make a full recovery, doubts will persist about Woodford’s ability to return fully fit with an injury of this nature.

Currently Woodford is batting .222 with 1 home run and 4 RBIs.

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Dragons Rich Suffers Injury

April 6, 2024

New York starting pitcher Ryan Rich has a sprained ankle, suffered while throwing a pitch. He’s expected to be out for 5-6 weeks. Rich was making his second start of the season, and had already pitched 4.0 innings against the Minneapolis Ravens. He had allowed 4 earned runs and faced 19 batters before doing down to injury. The Dragons eventually hung on to win 11-6.

Acquired in an October, 2023, from the Calgary Inferno, the 23-year-old starter from Bloomington, Ill., was named the #10 prospect in 2022 and struck out 198 in 222 innings last season, while going 15-13.

Oxen Willie Morales Down and Out for Year

April 3, 2024

Ohio starting pitcher Willie Morales suffered a season-ending injury throwing a pitch in today’s game against the Brawlers. According to club doctors Morales has a torn ulnar collateral ligament. Although Morales has declined to comment, sources close to the player have stated that he is “devastated” that he will miss the season.

The 32-year-old right hander is no stranger to injuries, having suffered from back tightness earlier during spring training, but has not missed playing time due to an injury since 2017.

 

Tidals Rangel Suffers Injury

April 2, 2024

A blow for Ivan Rangel today — team doctors confirmed he will miss 3 months with a torn triceps. Rangel suffered the injury throwing a pitch. Although officials from the California Tidals are confident he’ll make a full recovery, doubts will persist about Rangel’s ability to return fully fit with an injury of this nature.

The 23-year-old closer had only just made his first appearance of the season tonight, earning the save. The right hander had 16 saves last year in his rookie season with the Tidals, but has suffered a string of minor injuries since joining the Miami Storm organization as an international amateur free agent out of Cuba in 2017.