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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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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 Takes Back-to-Back Bull Cups

(GAME DATE – Oct. 26, 2021) — The Chicago Pit Bulls defeated the Calgary Inferno in a dramatic 4-game sweep, securing back-to-back championship seasons and taking the title for the third time in club history.

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Chicago Looks Forward to Stellar 2021

(GAME DATE — April 26, 2021) — The preseason predictions were out in time for Opening Day, and so far, just after 3 weeks of play, the predictions are shaping up accurately for the high-flying defensing champion Chicago Pit Bulls.

Chicago won the Bull Cup as a 2nd wild card entry in the 2020 postseason, finishing 85-77 (.525) in their LL West division, before taking down Boston and Toronto on their way to the finals, where they took Nevada to game 6 and won the series 4-2. Continue reading “Chicago Looks Forward to Stellar 2021”

Contraction 2021 Teams Set

(GAME DATE — Aug. 26, 2020) — The four teams set to be dissolved and removed from the Bull League have tentatively been set, allowing the remaining GMs to start scouting players in those organizations for the offseason contraction draft that will follow the playoffs.

The Norfolk Sharks, Dallas Deputies, Pittsburgh Iron Pigs, and Detroit Motorheads will be folded after the 2020 season, and their players made available to the remaining 16 teams in a modified draft that will aim to maintain the competitive balance between selected franchises. Continue reading “Contraction 2021 Teams Set”

Ohio Stops Torres’s Hit Streak

(GAME DATE — August 8, 2020) — After 24 games, Cesar Torres had his hitting streak ended abruptly today by the Ohio Oxen at The Ox Ranch in Cinci. The Calgary Inferno center fielder failed to get a hit in 5 at-bats, bringing his tenure in the national spotlight to a halt.

Despite the tough day at the plate, Torres seemed unconcerned after the game, talking instead about the Inferno taking a 5-4 victory from the Oxen. Continue reading “Ohio Stops Torres’s Hit Streak”