Category: League News

Hops Stymie Montreal, Take 5-0 Win

(GAME DATE — June 3, 2020) — It was a fun time at Brauhaus, where the Montreal Metros and Milwaukee Hops tangled, with Hops left-hander Brian Martin pitching his team to a 4-hit shutout win. Milwaukee has now won 3 in a row.

Bob Deuschle aided the Milwaukee cause with a 2-run double in the bottom of the fifth. For the game, the designated hitter went 2-4 with a double. He drove in 2 runs. Continue reading “Hops Stymie Montreal, Take 5-0 Win”

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Medina and Cahill Brawl, League Suspends Them

(GAME DATE — June 1, 2020) — After an intense confrontation, both the Admirals Israel Medina and the Storm Kyle Cahill were handed their punishments today. The league commissioner’s office issued suspensions for an on-the-field conflict that occurred at a recent St. Petersburg-Miami game. Medina will miss 4 games, while Cahill was suspended for 6 games.

“Sometimes we go too far and have to pay the consequences,” commented later. “Hopefully cooler heads will prevail the next time we play.” Continue reading “Medina and Cahill Brawl, League Suspends Them”

Late Rally by Oxen Secures Win

(GAME DATE — June 6, 2020) Ohio designated hitter Juan Toothry was a significant contributor in his team’s 8-6 triumph over the Chicago Pit Bulls. He went 3 for 5 with a home run and a double for Ohio. Max Maher got the final out and converted his 1st save after coming it to relieve an injured Ju-ao Liu. Ohio currently is in last place in the Lake League West Division at 27-34.

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Lozano Tags Number 200

(GAME DATE — May 29, 2020) — Veteran Roberto Lozano hit a historic home run today — career blast number 200. “I am happy to be in such elite company. It has been quite a ride so far,” Lozano said after the game.

The California Tidals third baseman went 1 for 3 with 1 home run and 2 runs batted in as the won 16-2 over the New York Dragons in interleague play. Continue reading “Lozano Tags Number 200”

Cruz on Fire: 5-for-6 for Milwaukee

(GAME DATE — May 27, 2020) — Milwaukee Hops center fielder Tony Cruz  wielded a big stick today against the Norfolk Sharks and his club walked off the field winners by the score of 14-7. Cruz helped tame Norfolk with 5 hits in 6 at-bats. “Dandy” Cruz singled in the 1st, hit an RBI double in the 2nd, hit an RBI single in the 3rd, singled in the 5th, doubled in the 7th and struck out in the 8th.

To date the 33-year-old Cruz has chalked up a .325 average with 3 home runs, driven in 12 runs and scored 13 times. His 5-for-6 effort in the Norfolk series opener earned him player of the game honors. Continue reading “Cruz on Fire: 5-for-6 for Milwaukee”

5-for-5 Day for Groves

(GAME DATE — May 26 2020) — It’s not something you read about in the sports pages every day — a 5-for-5 day. For many, it might come around only once in a career — and for Les “The General” Groves, it came around today.

The 29-year-old catcher scattered hits all over GTAGunSafety.com Stadium to pace the Milwaukee Hops to a 6-4 victory over the Toronto Nomads. Continue reading “5-for-5 Day for Groves”