Tag: Nevada Speeders

Admirals Sweep Speeders in Elimination Round

(GAME DATE – Oct. 4, 2019) — The Metro League Elimination Round series between the 99-63 St. Petersburg Admirals, who took the East Division pennant, and the 2nd wild card Nevada Speeders, who finished 91-71 at 3rd place in the West Division, has seen the Florida team sweep away their opponent in 3 games, to advance to the MLCS.

The Admirals came out with cannons blazing in game 1, blanking the Speeders 6-0 as Jose Soto earned his 2nd career playoff win, in a complete game 6-hit shutout. Israel Medina, the St. Pete’s 3B, who joined the team in a May 30th trade that sent star pitcher Chris Zerkle to Calgary, hung 2 home runs on the Speeders pitching, one each to starter Al Mota and reliever Adam Fitzpatrick. Continue reading “Admirals Sweep Speeders in Elimination Round”

Clash of Titans as Speeders, Admirals Square Off

(GAME DATE – Sep. 30, 2019) — The Nevada Speeders have made the playoffs again, although not at a first place team atop the Metro League’s West division, but as a 2nd wild card entrant against the 99-63 St. Petersburg Admirals, who took the ML East pennant this year.

The Speeders had been embroiled in a frantic race in the ML West, but finished 1 game behind the 92-70 Arizona Cowboys, who are making their playoff debut after 8 seasons. The Speeders went 91-71.

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Ravens, Speeders Clinch Playoff Spots

(GAME DATE – Sep. 19, 2019) — As the clock runs down on the 2019 season, two more teams have cemented themselves into the post-season.

The Nevada Speeders, currently 88-64 (.579) atop the ML West, and the Minneapolis Ravens, leading the Lake League West at 92-60 (.605), have now mathematically guaranteed themselves playoff entry. Continue reading “Ravens, Speeders Clinch Playoff Spots”

Lahey Taps 5 Taters in 2 Days; Player of the Week

(GAME DATE – Sep 9, 2019) — Nevada Speeders first baseman Jim “Mister” Lahey had an incredible week at the plate, batting in 5 homers over the weekend in Miami, and going 12-for-28 through 7 games.

The former California Tidals player, who was a trailer park supervisor before turning to baseball, is now at 59 home runs on the season, which is the current season record, and is on pace to push that up to 66 for a 162-game season. Continue reading “Lahey Taps 5 Taters in 2 Days; Player of the Week”

Flurry of Trades as Deadline Nears

(GAME DATE: July 29, 2019) — A handful of trades, including a potentially big game-shifter for the Lake League’s West Division, have been executed as the July 31st trade deadline in the Bull League looms.

The Calgary Inferno (39-64) were involved in two this month, sending RHP Brian Johnson and a minor leaguer, Christopher Wicks, to Arizona in exchange for two minor leaguers from the Cowboys.

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2018 Series Preview: Nevada Speeders vs Denver Danger

(Game date: Sep. 8, 2018) 

The Elimination Round series between the Denver Danger and the Nevada Speeders promises to be a proverbial clash of titans, in every sense, as two historically dominating teams square off to determine who will advance to the American Eagle League’s championship series.

Not surprisingly for two playoff teams, several big names dot both rosters, from Denver’s Glen Reese, Rich Ojeda and Javier Chavarria, to Nevada’s Jim Lahey, Jose Torres and Al Mota. Continue reading “2018 Series Preview: Nevada Speeders vs Denver Danger”