Category: Minor Leagues

Rivera Spins Shutout Against Ft. Myers

Today was Tony Rivera’s turn in the rotation for the Ocala Sharks and he made the most of it, shutting out the Ft. Myers Deputies on 4 hits.

The 20-year-old right-hander led the Sharks to an easy 7-0 victory, allowing 1 walk and tallying 7 strikeouts.

“I hope we miss him next time,” Ft. Myers manager Johnny McNeely said. “Rivera certainly pitched a strong game against us today. He was in a groove, throwing everything for strikes. Throwing hard. Changing speeds.”

In 7 starts this year Rivera has fashioned a 2-4 record and a 3.08 ERA.

Boston’s Slade Throws AAA No-No

(GAME DATE – April 21, 2020) — Veteran right-handed hurler Brett Slade has thrown his first career no-hitter, accomplishing the feat while on the mound for the Halifax Gunboats, the AAA-level Cow League affiliate of the Boston Brawlers.

The 29-year-old, who is known for a nasty slider, went the full 9 innings, throwing 111 pitches, against the Brampton Longhorns, allowing just a single walk and registering 11 strikeouts.

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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”