Tag: Chicago Pit Bulls

Strang Wins LL’s Best Bat Trophy

(GAME DATE — June 1, 2020) – Mike Strang really smoked the ball in May on his way to Batter of the Month honors in the Lake League.

The Chicago left fielder hit .389 with 12 home runs, 35 RBIs and 35 runs scored to round out his great month. Continue reading “Strang Wins LL’s Best Bat Trophy”

Lake League Names Rookie of Month

(GAME DATE — June 1, 2020) — Youngster John Rambo emerged as the latest Lake League Rookie of the Month today, snagging the honor for the second month in a row. The young man from Chicago deserved the honor, batting .431 with 9 home runs and 31 runs batted in.

Rambo has been dominant since bursting on to the scene as the #1 prospect in the Bull League in April. In 55 games this season he has compiled a .389 batting average with 88 hits and 19 home runs. He has also scored 51 times and knocked in 59 runs.

Late Rally by Oxen Secures Win

(GAME DATE — June 6, 2020) Ohio designated hitter Juan Toothry was a significant contributor in his team’s 8-6 triumph over the Chicago Pit Bulls. He went 3 for 5 with a home run and a double for Ohio. Max Maher got the final out and converted his 1st save after coming it to relieve an injured Ju-ao Liu. Ohio currently is in last place in the Lake League West Division at 27-34.

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Cruz on Fire: 5-for-6 for Milwaukee

(GAME DATE — May 27, 2020) — Milwaukee Hops center fielder Tony Cruz  wielded a big stick today against the Norfolk Sharks and his club walked off the field winners by the score of 14-7. Cruz helped tame Norfolk with 5 hits in 6 at-bats. “Dandy” Cruz singled in the 1st, hit an RBI double in the 2nd, hit an RBI single in the 3rd, singled in the 5th, doubled in the 7th and struck out in the 8th.

To date the 33-year-old Cruz has chalked up a .325 average with 3 home runs, driven in 12 runs and scored 13 times. His 5-for-6 effort in the Norfolk series opener earned him player of the game honors. Continue reading “Cruz on Fire: 5-for-6 for Milwaukee”

Rambo Wins LL Best Player Award

(GAME DATE — May 18, 2020) – John Rambo burst onto the Lake League stage in a big way last week. This promising rookie right fielder for Chicago garnered everyone’s respect by putting up some remarkable numbers and picking up the Player of the Week trophy.

The 22-year-old haunted opposing pitchers hitting .486 (17-for-35) with 4 home runs and 15 RBIs last week.

Rambo is presently batting .371 with 14 home runs, 41 runs scored and 45 RBIs. His OBP is .407.

Rambo is a favorite for Rookie of the Year, and already picked up hardware for April’s Rookie of the Month.

Rambo Tops Prospects List

(GAME DATE – Apr. 15, 2020) — The Bull League’s Top 100 Prospects list was put out on Opening Day, and we’ll review the top names as we roll through April, starting with Numero Uno, John Rambo.

#1 JOHN “LONE WOLF” RAMBO, CHICAGO

The 22-year-old right fielder was drafted first overall by the Chicago Pit Bulls in the 2019 draft, coming out of two years with Arizona State University where he patrolled the outfield for the Sun Devils.

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