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Sluggers, Inferno in Player Swap

The Calgary Inferno and the Louisville Sluggers both announced they have agreed on a four-player swap that is expected to solidify the Inferno bullpen for the second half, and improve the speed and defense of the Sluggers prospect pool.

The Sluggers sent veteran RHP David Johnson to Calgary, where his 2.89 ERA, and strong performance against right-handed batters will be useful for the Inferno, who currently rank 9th in the AEL for bullpen ERA. Calgary gave up three minor league prospects in return. Continue reading “Sluggers, Inferno in Player Swap”

Two More Deals Cap Busy Day for Trades

Earlier this evening, Chicago announced two major trades and the Toronto Nomads joined them with a deal of their own. But there is late-breaking news that two more trades were completed today, making this the busiest day for trades in league history.

This season, teams are not waiting until the trade deadline to make their move and jockey for better positions going into the second half of the season, which starts imminently. Continue reading “Two More Deals Cap Busy Day for Trades”

Groeneveld Tallies 3 Taters in Boston Win Over Louisville

Boston slugger Guido Groeneveld put three over the fence today against Louisville, tying a club record

Boston Brawlers slugger Guido Groeneveld went yard three times today against the Louisville Sluggers, tying a club record for home runs in a regular season game that was last reached in 2008 by outfielder Bill Flores.

The 36-year-old sits at 4th on the all-time career home run leaderboard among catchers in the Bull League with 224 homers, and needs just three more to surpass Eric Tessier, the former Toronto Ducks backstop.

The Sluggers hung on to dominate the game, however, winning 14-7, and taking a series lead of 2-1. The series closer takes place tomorrow in Louisville.

Martel Opens Season with 1-Hitter

Montreal’s Judson Martel was in peak form, throwing a 1-hitter in the Opening Day game against Louisville

The indomitable Metros starter Judson Martel is back with a vengeance for 2018, curing all doubters with an incredible Opening Day performance, going the full nine against Louisville and holding them to just one hit and three walks, in a 4-0 shutout win.

“Fivespot” looked to be in peak condition, showing no signs of his elbow ligament injury from last August the ended his 2017 campaign early. He threw 121 pitches, with 73 of them for strikes, and whiffed 8 batters. Continue reading “Martel Opens Season with 1-Hitter”

Little Sluggers News

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 […]

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.

Algiers, Melbourne Early BOWL Contenders

Although the end of the preliminary round is still weeks away, the Bull Oceanic Winter League (BOWL) already has two emerging power teams that are seemingly locks for the playoff round when it starts February 20. The Algiers Berbers, which is made up of minor league players contributed by the Nevada Speeders and the Battle Creek […]

Bucs Take Heifer Cup in 4

The AA-level Heifer League final playoff round was decided in the fourth game last night, as the Savannah Buccaneers smashed the Nashville Misfits 11-5. The win marks the first Heifer Cup victory for the Anchorage Aces affiliate, capping one of their best seasons since the Heifer League started in 2013, with a team record .264 […]

Nashville Misfits to face Bucs in Heifer Cup

The Nashville Misfits shutout the Anchorage Sky Chiefs 2-0 in Game 4 of the best-of-five Pasture League Championship Series tonight, and will now advance to face the Savannah Buccaneers in the Heifer Cup. The AA-level affiliate for the Battle Creek Attack, the Misfits are going to their first Heifer Cup, after making the playoffs two previous […]

Heifer League Playoffs Start Tomorrow

The AA-level Heifer League’s regular season has come to a close, and the four divisional title winners will move on to the two-round playoff starting tomorrow. The four playoff teams are the Barn League’s Savannah Buccanners, and the Spokane North Stars, and the Pasture League’s Nashville Misfits and the Anchorage Sky Chiefs.