Tag: Boston Brawlers

Will We See Lengthy Bull Cup Drought End in 2020?

(GAME DATE — Sept. 19, 2020) — Several probable and confirmed pennant race teams this year have lengthy Bull Cup droughts, or have never won at all, meaning this year could see a record set when it’s all over.

Most prominent are the LL East division title winners, the Boston Brawlers, who have never won a Bull Cup in the 29 years since the trophy has been awarded. They came close just once, in the inaugural year, losing to the ten Chicago Knights in 1991, the first year the cup was contested. Continue reading “Will We See Lengthy Bull Cup Drought End in 2020?”

Winnipeg Gophers Take Home Calf Cup

(GAME DATE — Sep. 18, 2020) — The A-level Calf League playoffs wrapped up at the beginning of the month and the Winnipeg Gophers (Seattle Salts) were victorious, taking out the Boston-affiliated Lexington Moonshiners in a 2-0 series sweep.

Despite Winnipeg winning the series, it was Lexington’s right fielder, Harvey Marleau, who was named series MVP. Marleau went 3-for-8 with a Game 2 home run that would be Lexington’s only run in that game. He led the team in RBIs for the series. Continue reading “Winnipeg Gophers Take Home Calf Cup”

Spokane North Stars Take Home Heifer Cup

(GAME DATE – Sep. 19, 2020) — The AA-level Heifer League playoffs wrapped up recently, and the Minneapolis Ravens’ farm club, the Spokane North Stars, took home the Heifer Cup in a 3-game sweep of the best-of-five finals against the Madison Cyclones, the Boston Brawler’s affiliate.

Right fielder Takaaki Takahashi put in a huge performance in the finals, hitting .364 with 4 home runs and 6 RBIs against the Cyclones, earning the series MVP nod. Continue reading “Spokane North Stars Take Home Heifer Cup”

Evandro Cerigo portrait

Ravens Clinch 3rd Straight Division Title

(GAME DATE — Sep. 18, 2020) — They still have a way to go to catch the Ohio Oxen in terms of number of LL West titles, but the Minneapolis Ravens have managed to clinch their 3rd consecutive LL West title, and are now vying for the top playoff seed with the Boston Brawlers.

With an offense powered by 40-plus home run hitters Evandro Cerigo (pictured) and Chris Zahn, and Sandy Koufax Award contender Takahide Higuchi starring in their rotation, the Ravens were almost guaranteed a playoff appearance through most of this season, but now it’s official. Continue reading “Ravens Clinch 3rd Straight Division Title”

Boston Ends Long Drought, Clinches Division

(GAME DATE — Sep. 18, 2020) — The Boston Brawlers have shaken a monkey off their backs and ended 29-year streak by clinching their first division title since 1991. They stand alone atop the LL East with a 91-61 record, a full 11 games ahead of the New York Dragons with just ten games left on the schedule.

Boston front office and fans are said to be ecstatic. Their last playoff appearances have come only after the team managed to secure wild card entries, with a total of six appearances since 2009. Continue reading “Boston Ends Long Drought, Clinches Division”

Boston’s Brisco, St. Pete’s Long Named Top Pitchers for August

(GAME DATE — Sept. 1, 2020) — The LL and ML Pitcher of the Month Awards for August have been announced, and both recipients are first-time winners from playoff contending teams.

Boston Brawlers lefty Lenny Brisco picked up his hardware after the 25-year-old put up an impressive 6-0 record on the month, winning all six starts. He whiffed 41 batters over 44.1 innings, etching out a 2.03 ERA. Continue reading “Boston’s Brisco, St. Pete’s Long Named Top Pitchers for August”