Tag: Minneapolis Ravens

Will We See These Top Prospects in 2021?

(GAME DATE — Jan. 1, 2021) — Many of the top baseball prospects could still be years away from their first Bull League appearances, but a handful of the best are due for their big league debuts in 2021.

Among them could be championship winning Chicago’s Jeremy Wright, a 24-year-old left-handed pitcher, and 22-year-old Minneapolis shortstop Viriato Quintal. Continue reading “Will We See These Top Prospects in 2021?”

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?”

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”

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Zahn, MacPherson Take Home August Top Batter Awards

(GAME DATE — Sept. 1, 2020) — The ML East’s Norfolk Sharks may be D.O.A. this year, but that hasn’t slowed down veteran Sharks backstop Earl MacPherson from lighting the league on fire through the month of August. “Blur” MacPherson was electric, hitting .407 and knocking in 13 home runs and 29 RBIs, scoring a total of 22 times.

It was a second Batter of the Month nod for the MVP-winning catcher. He last one was in May of 2018, the year he also won his Carl Simms MVP Award and Gold Crown Award for the position. Continue reading “Zahn, MacPherson Take Home August Top Batter Awards”

Motorheads End Baker’s Streak

(GAME DATE — July 6, 2020) — The 20-game hitting streak of David Baker has come to an end. The Minneapolis Ravens third baseman went 0-for-4 today in his team’s 3-2 loss to the Detroit Motorheads at Comerica Park.

“It’s not just David who came up short today,” Ravens manager Scott Stutter said in his postgame press conference. “This was a team loss.” Continue reading “Motorheads End Baker’s Streak”