Tag: New York Dragons

Chicago Looks Forward to Stellar 2021

(GAME DATE — April 26, 2021) — The preseason predictions were out in time for Opening Day, and so far, just after 3 weeks of play, the predictions are shaping up accurately for the high-flying defensing champion Chicago Pit Bulls.

Chicago won the Bull Cup as a 2nd wild card entry in the 2020 postseason, finishing 85-77 (.525) in their LL West division, before taking down Boston and Toronto on their way to the finals, where they took Nevada to game 6 and won the series 4-2. Continue reading “Chicago Looks Forward to Stellar 2021”

Lake League #1 Hurler is Rollins

(GAME DATE — Oct. 1, 2020) — The Lake League announced today that Steve Rollins has been chosen the league’s Pitcher of the Month. The New York starter had everything working for him last month as he glided to a 4-2 record.

In September Rollins chalked up a 2.08 ERA in 52 innings with 40 strikeouts and 11 walks. Continue reading “Lake League #1 Hurler is Rollins”

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?”

Seattle Loses Hugo Prista, Will Miss Season

(GAME DATE — August 9, 2020) — The doctors have spoken and Hugo Prista of the Seattle Salts didn’t like what he heard. The 25-year-old starting pitcher is almost certainly gone for the rest of the year and depending on his progress could miss some of next season as well. Prista sustained his season-ending injury during the New York Dragons game yesterday at The Redoubt. He had to leave the game because he hurt himself while throwing a pitch. Today the Seattle medical staff reported Prista had a torn labrum and would be absent from the lineup for at least 5 months.

So far this year Prista has 2 wins and 2 losses and a 3.33 ERA. Continue reading “Seattle Loses Hugo Prista, Will Miss Season”

Mendoza Hits for 2nd Career Cycle

(GAME DATE — August 1, 2020) — Carlos Mendoza, right fielder for the New York Dragons, accomplished a rare feat, going 4-for-4 and hitting for the cycle tonight in front of a home crowd, as the Dragons prevailed over the visiting Pittsburgh Iron Pigs. It was his second time hitting for the cycle and he becomes the first Bull League batter to do so, having previously done it in 2009.

The 37-year-old Mendoza scored once and drove in two runs. His memorable night began with a 2nd inning double, a triple in the 4th, an RBI single in the 5th, and finally his solo homer in the 7th. All of his hits came against Robby Andrade, who was tagged with the loss Continue reading “Mendoza Hits for 2nd Career Cycle”

Portrait of Ricky Naugler

Pit Bulls-Dragons Trade: Leandry for Naugler

(GAME DATE — July 30, 2020) — The Chicago Pit Bulls swapped 26-year-old minor league 3B Orlando Leandry for 30-year-old LHP Ricky Naugler of the Dragons after what New York officials would only characterize as “difficult” negotiations.

For the season Leandry is hitting .200, batted in 2 runs with no home runs and 2 runs scored. Continue reading “Pit Bulls-Dragons Trade: Leandry for Naugler”