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Dragons Rich Suffers Injury

April 6, 2024

New York starting pitcher Ryan Rich has a sprained ankle, suffered while throwing a pitch. He’s expected to be out for 5-6 weeks. Rich was making his second start of the season, and had already pitched 4.0 innings against the Minneapolis Ravens. He had allowed 4 earned runs and faced 19 batters before doing down to injury. The Dragons eventually hung on to win 11-6.

Acquired in an October, 2023, from the Calgary Inferno, the 23-year-old starter from Bloomington, Ill., was named the #10 prospect in 2022 and struck out 198 in 222 innings last season, while going 15-13.

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Yang Reaches 300 Mark

April 5, 2024

It was a historic day for Nevada’s fine third baseman Tak-keung Yang. He slammed home run #300 in the Speeders 14-10 loss to the Miami Storm at SpeederDome.

He told reporters after the game that he was disappointed in losing the game. “It’s great to get that many homers, but I don’t play for homers — I play to win. That’s the name of the game.”

In his milestone-making game Yang went 2 for 3, hitting home run #301 later that game, and scored 3 runs and collected 4 RBI. That home run put him in a select group of ballplayers.

Yang is batting .291 lifetime with 888 hits, 132 doubles, 9 triples, 301 home runs, 756 RBIs to date. He has also scored 682 runs. He is only the 9th player in the Bull League to reach the 300 HR’s milestone.

 

Oxen Willie Morales Down and Out for Year

April 3, 2024

Ohio starting pitcher Willie Morales suffered a season-ending injury throwing a pitch in today’s game against the Brawlers. According to club doctors Morales has a torn ulnar collateral ligament. Although Morales has declined to comment, sources close to the player have stated that he is “devastated” that he will miss the season.

The 32-year-old right hander is no stranger to injuries, having suffered from back tightness earlier during spring training, but has not missed playing time due to an injury since 2017.

 

Tidals Rangel Suffers Injury

April 2, 2024

A blow for Ivan Rangel today — team doctors confirmed he will miss 3 months with a torn triceps. Rangel suffered the injury throwing a pitch. Although officials from the California Tidals are confident he’ll make a full recovery, doubts will persist about Rangel’s ability to return fully fit with an injury of this nature.

The 23-year-old closer had only just made his first appearance of the season tonight, earning the save. The right hander had 16 saves last year in his rookie season with the Tidals, but has suffered a string of minor injuries since joining the Miami Storm organization as an international amateur free agent out of Cuba in 2017.

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Seattle Befuddled by Zerkle in 2-0 Whitewash

April 2, 2024

An efficient outing for 3-time Sandy Koufax Award winner Chris Zerkle usually means a win for the Calgary Inferno and today was no exception. The 29-year-old right-hander held the Seattle Salts to a long line of goose eggs. He struck out 7 and gave up 4 hits in the 2-0 shutout.

“Chris really got it done out there today,” said Calgary manager Matt Taylor.

Zerkle pitched a complete game in the effort. Last season he was only able to amass 2 CG’s, down from a career high of 8 in 2021.

Chicago C Les Groves Injured

April 1, 2024

Injuries are something every team has to deal with. That fact struck home for the Pit Bulls when after today’s game against the Nomads, the club found out they would be without the services of Les Groves for at least 3 weeks.

After the game, his manager said of the incident, “You hate to lose anyone to injury. That’s always a negative.”

Groves was injured earlier today being hit by a pitch and suffered a bruised wrist.