Tag: Ohio Oxen

Ohio In Spending Mode This Off-Season

(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.

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Metros Make 2 Big Signings

(GAME DATE – Nov. 30, 2019) — The Montreal Metros have signed two relief arms to bolster their bullpen, which ended the 2019 season with the 2nd worst ERA in the Lake League.

A nearly $40 million, 4-year deal was handed to Chris “Cornell” Soundgarden, a 35-year-old right handed middle reliever, who has played for Chicoutimi, Nevada, Hamilton, Arizona, and most recently, Ohio. Over 13 seasons, he is 38-42, with 61 saves, a 3.71 ERA, 544 strikeouts over 587.0 innings, and a career 1.29 WHIP. Continue reading “Metros Make 2 Big Signings”

Oxen Avoid Sweep, Fall to Ravens

(GAME DATE – Oct. 13, 2019) — The Ohio Oxen have fallen to the Minneapolis Ravens in the LLCS, dropping Game 5 in a nailbiting 13-11 finish in Cincinnati.

Though the Oxen narrowly avoided a sweep when they took the first home game of the series, Game 3, by a score of 7-5, they were unable to withstand the barrage of runs the Ravens threw at them. Continue reading “Oxen Avoid Sweep, Fall to Ravens”

2019 LLCS Preview: Minneapolis Ravens vs. Ohio Oxen

(GAME DATE – Oct. 8, 2019) — The Ohio Oxen will face the Minneapolis Ravens in the best-of-7 Lake League Championship Series, which begins today in Minneapolis.

The Ravens are the first Bull League team to achieve 100 wins in a season after the league expanded the schedule to a full 162 games for 2019.

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Oxen Go the Distance to Take Down Dragons

(GAME DATE – Oct. 6, 2019) — The Ohio Oxen have made a triumphant return to the playoffs, after missing out in 2018, with a series win over the New York Dragons in the Lake League Elimination Round of the 2019 Bull League playoffs.

In their last playoff appearance, in 2017, they had an ignominious early exit in the first round after the Rimouski Fighting Moose downed them in 4 games, despite Ohio having had the best record in the LL that year at 60-40, and coming off a Bull Cup championship year in 2016.

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Dragons to Face Oxen in LL Elimination Round

(GAME DATE – Sep. 30, 2019) — The New York Dragons, who have the most Bull Cup Championships in Bull League history, at five, and are the only team to “threepeat” (winning in 1997, 1998 and 1999), have made a triumphant return to the playoffs for the first time since the 2016 season, after a 94-68 finish.

They will face the Ohio Oxen, who were the Bull Cup champions that year, winning their 4th Bull Cup in history. The Oxen missed the playoffs last year, and are back in as a wild card, having tied the Toronto Nomads in win-loss record at 88-74, but edging them in run differential by +3.

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