(GAME DATE — Oct. 26, 2020) — The Chicago Pit Bulls have proven they can run with the big dogs, after an exciting come from behind series win to take their first Bull Cup in 28 seasons.
The Chicago squad had dropped the first two games of the Bull Cup Championship Series to the Metro League’s Nevada Speeders, and looked to be facing serious trouble with a possible sweep. But they battled back to a 14-7 win in game 3 after the series moved to their home stadium, giving them their first W and avoiding a sweep. Continue reading “Pit Bulls Win the Bull Cup, Overcoming 2-0 Deficit”
(GAME DATE — Oct. 17, 2020) — The Bull Cup Championship Series is about to start, and it looks like the Nevada Speeders will kick off the best-of-seven final round with Jim Koch, their Number 2 starter who has been solid through these playoffs.
Koch was named player of the game in a no-decision 6.0 inning effort against the Arizona Cowboys in the ML Elimination Round, allowing just 1 run on 3 hits while his team notched a win back on October 3, that series’ opener. Continue reading “Koch Probable Starter for Speeders Against Pit Bulls”
(GAME DATE — Oct. 7, 2020) — The defending Bull Cup champion St. Petersburg Admirals swept the California Tidals away in the ML Elimination Round for the 2020 Bull League playoffs, setting the stage for a possible repeat as Bull Cup champions if they can take the MLCS.
Their challengers will be the wild card Nevada Speeders, who bullied past the Arizona Cowboys 3-1 in their best-of-five series, removing the 2012 expansion team from the bracket after the Cowboys made a second franchise playoff appearance in as many seasons. Continue reading “Admirals Sweep, Speeders Advance”
(GAME DATE — Sep. 26, 2020) — The Arizona Cowboys were already guaranteed a playoff spot a week ago, but now they can claim their first division title as they have cemented their seat atop the Metro League West division for the 2020 season.
Currently 89-70, they are now 4 games ahead of the Nevada Speeders with just 3 games left to play — the Speeders are firmly in the wild card, but are now mathematically unable to unseat Arizona. Continue reading “Cowboys Take First Division Title”
(GAME DATE — July 15, 2020) — Greg Pritchard has to call it a season. The Nevada Speeders starting pitcher sustained a season-ending injury against the Ohio Oxen and will not play again this year according to club doctors. Pritchard was injured while throwing a pitch. His doctors diagnosed it as a damaged elbow ligament and stated that he would not be able to play for 13 months.
This season in 8 starts Greg Pritchard has a record of 3-3 with 33 strikeouts in 53.1 innings and a 4.05 ERA. He had been in the back end of the Nevada Speeders rotation, which has been hammered hard by injuries this year. Jake Figurski was injured back in early May, and will also miss the season. Young groundballer Alex Fonseca was placed on the DL at the end of April with shoulder inflammation, and will not be available until September.
(GAME DATE — May 13, 2020) — Left fielder Ryan Vallis was the King of Swing today at SpeederDome today in the 17-4 Seattle Salts win over the division rival Nevada Speeders. The Seattle veteran stepped into the batter’s box 5 times against the Speeders and delivered 5 hits. It was a sensational game for him.
“Unbelievable feeling,” Vallis later told the press. “It felt good. 5-for-5 isn’t bad for your batting average either.” Continue reading “Vallis 5-for-5 for Seattle”
Speeders Minor League News
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.
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 […]
The Brampton Longhorns have defeated the Oakland Dukes to win their second Cow League Cup, after winning the fourth game of a best-of-five final 4-1. It was the third appearance in the AAA-level playoff finals for both teams.
The Oakland Dukes prevailed in their Frontier League Championship Series against the Anaheim Pharaohs, and will face the Brampton Longhorns starting on Tuesday. Oakland had a storybook finish to their best-of-five series, when they looked to be in serious trouble after dropping game 3 to Anaheim, and falling behind in the series 2-1.
The Cow League season came to a close, with the last wild card spot determined on the last day in dramatic fashion. The last wild card slot was awarded to the Hillsborough Dinos (California) after they defeated the Savannah Salts (Seattle) in a make-up game yesterday.
The A-level Calf League has announced its 2017 player awards, following the close of its playoffs earlier this week, and the Calf Cup Champion Peoria Mosquitos cleaned up big, particularly LHP Philip Lont, and 3B Jon Guillot. Lont had an impressive postseason, but with only 4 games at A-level prior to 2017, his regular season stats […]
The A-level Calf League has come to a close, and the playoffs are now underway. The four division winners for the Desert Conference and the Mid-West Conference were: Albuquerque Crystals, Tucson Rattlers (DC East and DC West) and Sarnia Shock and Peoria Mosquitos (MWC East and MWC West). It’s the second playoff trip in a […]
The wait for baseball is over for BBL fans, as the Florida Rookie League (FRL) kicks off its inaugural season today. The FRL is a 5th minor league level which was added during this off-season, replacing the former Rookie level Milk League, which becomes a Short Season A level. The Rookie League is open to […]