Tag: Nevada Speeders

Homer #200 for Nevada’s Lahey

(GAME DATE — July 18, 2020) — Nevada first baseman Jim Lahey pounded a home run during the Speeders 14-5 loss to Ohio yesterday. Despite the defeat, the long ball was a significant achievement and raised his career home run total to 200.

“Some hitters never live up to the hype,” said his manager. “Jim has definitely lived up to his. He’s hammered the heck out of the ball year after year.” Continue reading “Homer #200 for Nevada’s Lahey”

Greg Pritchard Lost for Season

(GAME DATE — July 15, 2020) — Greg Pritchard has to call it a season. The Nevada Speeders starting pitcher sustained a season-ending injury against the Ohio Oxen and will not play again this year according to club doctors. Pritchard was injured while throwing a pitch. His doctors diagnosed it as a damaged elbow ligament and stated that he would not be able to play for 13 months.

This season in 8 starts Greg Pritchard has a record of 3-3 with 33 strikeouts in 53.1 innings and a 4.05 ERA. He had been in the back end of the Nevada Speeders rotation, which has been hammered hard by injuries this year. Jake Figurski was injured back in early May, and will also miss the season. Young groundballer Alex Fonseca was placed on the DL at the end of April with shoulder inflammation, and will not be available until September.

Lahey Takes ML’s Best Bat Award

(GAME DATE — June 1, 2020) – Things came easily for Jim Lahey in May, and the Nevada first baseman has been named the Metropolitan League Batter of the Month.

He won the award on the strength of a .364 batting average, in addition to 14 home runs, 33 RBIs, 35 runs scored and a .461 on-base percentage. Continue reading “Lahey Takes ML’s Best Bat Award”

ML’s Top Pitcher in May Is Mota

(GAME DATE — June 1, 2020) Al Mota of the Speeders bewildered opposing batters in May and was honored as the Metropolitan League Pitcher of the Month earlier today.

The Nevada starter sparkled last month with a 5-1 record and 2.66 ERA. He made 6 starts, tossed 44 innings and had 35 strikeouts. Continue reading “ML’s Top Pitcher in May Is Mota”

Vallis 5-for-5 for Seattle

(GAME DATE — May 13, 2020) — Left fielder Ryan Vallis was the King of Swing today at SpeederDome today in the 17-4 Seattle Salts win over the division rival Nevada Speeders. The Seattle veteran stepped into the batter’s box 5 times against the Speeders and delivered 5 hits. It was a sensational game for him.

“Unbelievable feeling,” Vallis later told the press. “It felt good. 5-for-5 isn’t bad for your batting average either.” Continue reading “Vallis 5-for-5 for Seattle”

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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