Category: Minor Leagues

Florida Rookie League Playoff Teams Set

The FRL playoff matchups are set as the season came to a close yesterday. The teams advancing to the postseason include the Miami Motorheads (Detroit) who will face the Daytona Beach Danger (Denver), the Ft. Lauderdale Nomads (Toronto), who are up against the Key largo Oxen (Ohio), the Clearwater Sluggers (Louisville) who will face the Ft Myers Deputies (Dallas), and finally the Tallahassee Storm (Miami) who will square off with the Lakeland Salts (Seattle).

The Deputies held the best record through the FRL season, going 56-28 (.667), but were the top team in their division, the GCL’s Chris Felix Division, at the end of the second half of the season, going 29-13(.690) to tie the Storm, who led the Iron Arm Division. Continue reading “Florida Rookie League Playoff Teams Set”

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.

The Barn League All-Stars took the 2018 midsummer classic 4-1 tonight in Scottsdale, during the AA-level Heifer League All-Star Game.

A 7th inning solo shot by Madison Cyclones (Boston) shortstop Mike Thompson finally put the Pasture League on the scoreboard, but in the next frame Savannah Buccaneers’ (St. Petersburg) center fielder Bret May buried the dagger with a solo shot of his own to make it 4-1 for the Barn League. Continue reading “8th Inning Homer by Bret May Caps Heifer League All-Star Game”

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 Week #4. Continue reading “FRL Week #4: Admirals and Ravens Chase Down Sluggers”

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). Continue reading “FRL Week #3: Sluggers Maintain Control”

FRL Week #2: Sluggers Take Lead

The Clearwater Sluggers (Louisville) bashed their way to the top of the Florida Rookie League’s Weekly Team Power Rankings after demolishing the Tampa Fighting Moose and the Lakeland Salts in back-to-back series sweeps. The Sluggers improve to 9-3 to take command of the Gulf Coast League’s Chris Felix Division. Continue reading “FRL Week #2: Sluggers Take Lead”

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. Continue reading “FRL Week #1: Motorheads Looking Strong”