Tag: Lake League

Hops Hope for First Playoff in Long Shot Wildcard Race

(GAME DATE — Sep. 9, 2019) — The Milwaukee Hops are hoping to land their first ever playoff spot in a frantic “down to the wire” wild card race as the season enters the final weeks of play.

Like the Arizona Cowboys, who also came into being in the 2012 expansion, the Hops are on track to have their first finish above .500 this season, and are currently 74-70 (.514). Their previous best finish was in 2017, when they ended up 45-55 (.450). Continue reading “Hops Hope for First Playoff in Long Shot Wildcard Race”

MacPherson Named MVP in High Scoring All-Star Match

St. Pete’s ace Jose Soto was the AEL’s starting pitcher for the All-Star Game

Norfolk Sharks catcher Earl MacPherson was named the game MVP, and first-time selection Nick Rangel of the California Tidals got the win, in a high-scoring All-Star contest between the visiting Lake League and the hosting American Eagle League tonight in Calgary.

The AEL side, which were the hosts this year, won the game 12-10, as some of the top pitchers in both leagues were rung up for plenty of hits, and fans were treated to some incredible baseball. Continue reading “MacPherson Named MVP in High Scoring All-Star Match”

Episode #6 (2018): BOWL Champs & Awards, College Update, AEL East Breakdown

What happened in the BOWL winter championships, and who won the season player awards? What’s been going on in the college leagues and hey, was there a no-hitter in the last sim? Also, we discuss the recent Toronto-California trade and give a rundown on the AEL East for 2018. All this and more!

Episode #4 (2018): BOWL Playoffs, LL West Predictions, And More

The Bull Oceanic Winter League playoffs are well in hand, as the winter league wraps up for season, highlighting some great talent. Ohio and Minneapolis could dominate the LL West, but is there a dark horse amongst the rest of the pack? And the much more news you can use as we continue our baseball hot stove podcasting, like the Ohio Oxen’s move from Toledo to Cinci.

Young Star Helps Propel American Eagle League to Win in Midseason Classic

During the star-studded affair, the 2017 American Eagle League All-Stars defeated the Lake League All-Stars by a score of 8-4.

The fans in attendance at Oxen Ballpark certainly enjoyed the show, seeing the best that the game had to offer.

Chief among the stars was Israel Medina, who led the American Eagle League to victory.

“I will admit I was nervous out there. To share a field with such incredible players is always a humbling experience. But after the first couple pitches, you just have to ignore the talent out there and focus on your game,” Medina commented as he accepted his award after the game.

In his career Medina has hit for a .289 average and totaled 98 hits, 25 home runs and 63 RBIs.