Tag: Calgary Inferno

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”

Calgary, Seattle Make Deal

(GAME DATE — July 13, 2020) — Both sides appear content with the trade finalized today that will send 31-year-old LHP Jian Ju and 24-year-old minor league RHP Ryuki Hirano to the Seattle Salts, while the Calgary Inferno will receive 27-year-old minor league LF Allen Kennedy.

“This is a move that filled a few gaps in our roster,” said Andy Turnbull, Inferno general manager. Continue reading “Calgary, Seattle Make Deal”

Deetz Punishes ML Pitchers This Week

(GAME DATE — May 18, 2020) – So far in his young career, Brock Deetz has kept a low profile, but after his performance at the plate last week, he attracted the notice of the rest of the Metropolitan League in a big way as he was named the Player of the Week today for his efforts. Continue reading “Deetz Punishes ML Pitchers This Week”

Conch Socks it to Brawlers, Cracks 5 Hits

(GAME DATE — May 15, 2020) — No matter what the Boston Brawlers threw him today, Jan Conch hit it. The 30-year-old Toronto Nomads left fielder racked up 5 hits in 6 at-bats today at Constitution Stadium and led the Nomads to a 13-7 victory.

Conch struck out in the 1st, hit an RBI double in the 3rd, hit a two-run home run off Al Woodridge in the 5th, hit an RBI double in the 7th, hit a two-run single in the 7th and hit an RBI single in the 9th. Continue reading “Conch Socks it to Brawlers, Cracks 5 Hits”

2020 Preview: Metro League West

ARIZONA LOOKING FOR REPEAT TITLE

Arizona could add to their 2019 success with a 94-win year.

(GAME DATE – April 1, 2020) — The Arizona Cowboys are predicted to repeat their 2019 miracle run with a first-place finish with a 94-win season to top the Metro League West division, a shocking revelation that has surprised many watching the stronger of the two Metro League divisions.

The Cowboys set a team record last season with 92 wins, placing 2nd behind the Seattle Salts (93-69). It was the first time in club history they made a playoff, entering as the first wild card, along with the Nevada Speeders (91-71) in a tight three-way race for the division title.

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