Tag: 2016 Playoffs

Ohio-Calgary Series Sure to Bring Back Memories of 2016

The Bull League’s interleague matches get underway today, and one of the ones to watch will certainly be the Ohio Oxen hosting the Calgary Inferno.

Long time fans will remember that these were the two teams that faced in a Bull Cup Championships recently, when the Oxen claimed the prize in 2016. Continue reading “Ohio-Calgary Series Sure to Bring Back Memories of 2016”

Ohio Oxen Win Bull Cup

Ohio Oxen have won their fourth Bull Cup, defeating Calgary 8-7 in extra innings to take the series 3-2
Ohio Oxen have won their fourth Bull Cup, defeating Calgary 8-7 in extra innings to take the series 3-2

It was a hard-fought battle for both teams to make it this far. But as the saying goes, “to the victors go the spoils.” For the victorious Ohio Oxen, that meant the Bull Baseball League Bull Cup trophy.

The Oxen took a 8-7 victory over the Calgary Inferno at Oxen Ballpark, winning their 4th championship after taking the series 3-2. This is their fourth Bull Cup win in five appearances. Calgary were defending champions, having won the cup in 2015.

“We’ve got grit” said Oxen catcher Tyrone O’Saurus, who was named MVP of the series. “We know how to win when we have to.”

The new titleholders completed the regular season with a first-place finish in the Lake League West Division and a 46-36 record.

Otomo Blasts Oxen, Inferno Take Game 4, 8-6

The Calgary Inferno and the Ohio Oxen will take the Bull Cup to a decisive 5th game. In a must-win situation today, the Inferno beat the Oxen 8-6 at Inferno Park to force the series into what will essentially be a one-game playoff. Calgary right fielder Takeo Otomo was named player of the game in the win after he was 2 for 4 with a home run and a walk, while adding 4 RBI and scoring once.

Calgary third baseman Cody Martin helped the Inferno go up, 2-1, in the bottom of the fifth inning. With the game tied, Martin hit a run-scoring single off Ohio pitcher Heath Smokem.

“We’re happy,” Otomo told reporters after the win. “When you’re in the playoffs, you’ve pretty much got to treat every game like it could be your last.”

The final game is set to be played on Friday, September 30th, 2016 at Oxen Ballpark. The scheduled starters for the game are Fernando Latorre for Calgary and Batbreaker Barker for Ohio.

Clause Handcuffs Inferno, Oxen Seize 2-1 Advantage

After a day off, the Bull Cup Championship Series resumed tonight in Calgary, Alberta, where the Ohio Oxen moved to within one game of winning the Bull Cup. The Oxen took down the Calgary Inferno on the road at Inferno Park by a score of 3-2. Oxen left-hander Frasor Clause was named player of the game after a strong outing in which he threw 7 innings of 4-hit ball. The win gives the Oxen a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-5 Bull Cup.

Juan Toothry, who is the 3rd-best prospect in the Oxen organization, aided the Ohio cause with a run-scoring double in the top of the first. For the game, the designated hitter was 1 for 4 with a double.

“I’m just happy to help the team win,” Clause told the Ohio Times.

Game 4 is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at Inferno Park. The scheduled starters for the game are Heath Smokem for the Oxen and Ronald Baldwin for the Inferno.

Oxen Even With Inferno After Home Win

The Ohio Oxen defeated the Calgary Inferno, 5-1 in Game 2 of the Bull Cup today. Earning player of the game honors was starter A.C. Deucey, who threw 9 innings of 4-hit ball. The win moves Ohio into a 1-1 tie with Calgary in the series.

Deucey was effective against the Inferno, seldom allowing a hard-hit ball. The right-hander limited Calgary to just 1 run on 4 hits over 9 innings.

“A.C. did a tremendous job,” said Ohio manager Dylan Maccarone.  The starter is now 4-0 during the postseason.

Game 3 is set to be played on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 at Inferno Park. Slated to start are Frasor Clause for Ohio and Ronald Baldwin for Calgary.

Inferno Get Past Oxen 10-3 to Open Bull Cup

Ohio catcher Tyrone O’Saurus pounded Calgary Inferno pitchers at Oxen Ballpark, but it was not enough to keep the Oxen from falling, 10-3 in Game 1 of the Bull Cup. O’Saurus went 2-3 with 2 home runs and a walk. He drove in 3 runs and scored twice and was named player of the game for his efforts, even as he saw the Oxen slip to a 1-0 deficit in the best-of-5 series.

Had Logans Run not delivered a key base hit in the top of the seventh, the outcome might have been different. Instead, with two down and a runner on 2nd, Run hit a 2-run home run. That made the score 4-2, in favor of the Inferno.

Oxen manager Dylan Maccarone did not take questions after the game, telling assembled reporters that he would hold a press conference “if and when we win the Bull Cup.”

The next game is scheduled for Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at Oxen Ballpark. Slated to start are Ronald Baldwin for Calgary and Frasor Clause for Ohio.