(GAME DATE — June 6, 2020) Ohio designated hitter Juan Toothry was a significant contributor in his team’s 8-6 triumph over the Chicago Pit Bulls. He went 3 for 5 with a home run and a double for Ohio. Max Maher got the final out and converted his 1st save after coming it to relieve an injured Ju-ao Liu. Ohio currently is in last place in the Lake League West Division at 27-34.
(GAME DATE — May 20, 2020) – The Ohio Oxen handed the Milwaukee Hops a loss at Brauhaus. The final score was 12-4. Corny Maise was named player of the game for Ohio. In addition to his 1 single and 1 home run, he scored 3 runs and drove in 4. He also added 2 walks. The save went to Heath Smokem, his 1st this season. Ohio has a 3-game win streak, while Milwaukee has lost 6 in a row. Continue reading “Maise Helps Oxen Run Win Streak to 3”
The Commissioner of the Bull League has authorized the creation of a new design of Bull Cup trophy to be awarded annually to the team that wins the Bull Cup Championship Series each season.
The new annual award replaces the former design permanent trophy, on which were recorded each annual winning team. The new trophy was created by The Award Store of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Continue reading “New Bull Cup Trophies Commissioned”
ANOTHER 100-WIN YEAR FOR RAVENS
(GAME DATE — April 1, 2020) — All indications are that the Minneapolis Ravens will storm to another strong finish this year, and could once again hit 100 wins. The official prediction is for 99, but the team is largely intact from a very successful Bull Cup appearance last season, with the addition of strong performers like Takahide Higuchi (in a trade) and Jake Pruitt (in a free agent signing).
There is a good chance that with the expected weakness Lake League East division, and the deep-pocketed team locking down their big time talent for years to come, that the Ravens could actually smash through 100 wins this year and ride that wave to the Bull Cup again.
(GAME DATE – Mar. 25, 2020) — Three big Bull League names on potential contender teams will be starting the year injured, as center fielder Orlando Garza (Montreal), 4-time Sandy Koufax winner Ricky Rodriguez (Minneapolis Ravens) and veteran starter Jose Castaneda (Ohio Oxen) were all hurt during spring training.
Castaneda fractured his shoulder blade pitching against Detroit back on March 14. Then, on the 20th, “Cha Cha” (Garza) strained on oblique muscle against Chicago. Then, just 2 days ago, Rick-Rod left a game against Milwaukee in the 2nd inning with elbow inflammation.
(GAME DATE — Jan. 1, 2020) — The Ohio Oxen have loosened their purse strings in an attempt to bolster their pitching staff, spending big to re-sign the team’s first 20-game winner, Rusty Rowe, and landing former Milwaukee Hops right-hander Ricardo Perez.
The addition of free agent Max Maher who signed a 2-year deal will also bolster the bullpen, providing an efficient lefty reliever who had an ERA of 2.60 out of the bullpen for Chicago last season.