Oxen Avoid Sweep, Fall to Ravens

(GAME DATE – Oct. 13, 2019) — The Ohio Oxen have fallen to the Minneapolis Ravens in the LLCS, dropping Game 5 in a nailbiting 13-11 finish in Cincinnati.

Though the Oxen narrowly avoided a sweep when they took the first home game of the series, Game 3, by a score of 7-5, they were unable to withstand the barrage of runs the Ravens threw at them. Continue reading “Oxen Avoid Sweep, Fall to Ravens”

2019 MLCS Preview: St. Petersburg Admirals vs. Arizona Cowboys

(GAME DATE – Oct. 8, 2019) — The steamrolling St. Petersburg Admirals are looking dominant this year as they are set to take on playoff rookies Arizona Cowboys in the best-of-7 Metro League Championship Series starting tomorrow.

The Admirals are heavily favored to take the series, despite flashes of brilliant power in the Cowboys order, including the ML’s #2 home run hitter, Tak-keung Yang.

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2019 LLCS Preview: Minneapolis Ravens vs. Ohio Oxen

(GAME DATE – Oct. 8, 2019) — The Ohio Oxen will face the Minneapolis Ravens in the best-of-7 Lake League Championship Series, which begins today in Minneapolis.

The Ravens are the first Bull League team to achieve 100 wins in a season after the league expanded the schedule to a full 162 games for 2019.

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Cowboys Down Salts in Playoff Premiere, Will Face Admirals

(GAME DATE – Oct. 7, 2019) — The Arizona Cowboys, enjoying their first-ever playoff appearance, have defied the odds and outlasted the Metro League West Division pennant winner Seattle Salts, taking the best-of-5 Elimination Round series to the full five games.

The Salts, appearing in their 3rd straight playoff, led the series 2-1 after Game 3, and the Cowboys looked spent as they placed their hopes and dreams on 35-year-old righty Ivan Morillo for Game 4. Continue reading “Cowboys Down Salts in Playoff Premiere, Will Face Admirals”

Oxen Go the Distance to Take Down Dragons

(GAME DATE – Oct. 6, 2019) — The Ohio Oxen have made a triumphant return to the playoffs, after missing out in 2018, with a series win over the New York Dragons in the Lake League Elimination Round of the 2019 Bull League playoffs.

In their last playoff appearance, in 2017, they had an ignominious early exit in the first round after the Rimouski Fighting Moose downed them in 4 games, despite Ohio having had the best record in the LL that year at 60-40, and coming off a Bull Cup championship year in 2016.

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Admirals Sweep Speeders in Elimination Round

(GAME DATE – Oct. 4, 2019) — The Metro League Elimination Round series between the 99-63 St. Petersburg Admirals, who took the East Division pennant, and the 2nd wild card Nevada Speeders, who finished 91-71 at 3rd place in the West Division, has seen the Florida team sweep away their opponent in 3 games, to advance to the MLCS.

The Admirals came out with cannons blazing in game 1, blanking the Speeders 6-0 as Jose Soto earned his 2nd career playoff win, in a complete game 6-hit shutout. Israel Medina, the St. Pete’s 3B, who joined the team in a May 30th trade that sent star pitcher Chris Zerkle to Calgary, hung 2 home runs on the Speeders pitching, one each to starter Al Mota and reliever Adam Fitzpatrick. Continue reading “Admirals Sweep Speeders in Elimination Round”