LL Selects Malone May’s Best Starter

(GAME DATE — June 1, 2020) The Toronto Nomads felt very secure when they sent out Knuckles Malone to the hill last month. The 30-year-old starter went after Lake League hitters with a vengeance and earned May’s Pitcher of the Month award.

He went 6-0 with a 2.01 ERA as he struck out 42 in 53.2 innings over 6 starts, a stark contrast to a shakier April that saw him drop 2 games and pitch a third loss to a no decision. Continue reading “LL Selects Malone May’s Best Starter”

ML’s Top Pitcher in May Is Mota

(GAME DATE — June 1, 2020) Al Mota of the Speeders bewildered opposing batters in May and was honored as the Metropolitan League Pitcher of the Month earlier today.

The Nevada starter sparkled last month with a 5-1 record and 2.66 ERA. He made 6 starts, tossed 44 innings and had 35 strikeouts. Continue reading “ML’s Top Pitcher in May Is Mota”

Late Rally by Oxen Secures Win

(GAME DATE — June 6, 2020) Ohio designated hitter Juan Toothry was a significant contributor in his team’s 8-6 triumph over the Chicago Pit Bulls. He went 3 for 5 with a home run and a double for Ohio. Max Maher got the final out and converted his 1st save after coming it to relieve an injured Ju-ao Liu. Ohio currently is in last place in the Lake League West Division at 27-34.

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Davis Goes to Deputies in 1st Overall Pick

(DRAFT 2020) — The 2020 Bull League draft pre-selection has commenced and with their first overall pick the Dallas Deputies have selected Jonathan Davis, a pitcher and potential two-way player as a second baseman out of the NCAA Indiana Hoosiers.

Bull League scouts have had mixed but generally positive views on the right-hander from New York City, who won a College World Series in 2018 and was named College Player of the Year in 2019. Continue reading “Davis Goes to Deputies in 1st Overall Pick”

Lozano Tags Number 200

(GAME DATE — May 29, 2020) — Veteran Roberto Lozano hit a historic home run today — career blast number 200. “I am happy to be in such elite company. It has been quite a ride so far,” Lozano said after the game.

The California Tidals third baseman went 1 for 3 with 1 home run and 2 runs batted in as the won 16-2 over the New York Dragons in interleague play. Continue reading “Lozano Tags Number 200”

Cruz on Fire: 5-for-6 for Milwaukee

(GAME DATE — May 27, 2020) — Milwaukee Hops center fielder Tony Cruz  wielded a big stick today against the Norfolk Sharks and his club walked off the field winners by the score of 14-7. Cruz helped tame Norfolk with 5 hits in 6 at-bats. “Dandy” Cruz singled in the 1st, hit an RBI double in the 2nd, hit an RBI single in the 3rd, singled in the 5th, doubled in the 7th and struck out in the 8th.

To date the 33-year-old Cruz has chalked up a .325 average with 3 home runs, driven in 12 runs and scored 13 times. His 5-for-6 effort in the Norfolk series opener earned him player of the game honors. Continue reading “Cruz on Fire: 5-for-6 for Milwaukee”