Tag: Seattle Salts

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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Cowboys Down Salts in Playoff Premiere, Will Face Admirals

(GAME DATE – Oct. 7, 2019) — The Arizona Cowboys, enjoying their first-ever playoff appearance, have defied the odds and outlasted the Metro League West Division pennant winner Seattle Salts, taking the best-of-5 Elimination Round series to the full five games.

The Salts, appearing in their 3rd straight playoff, led the series 2-1 after Game 3, and the Cowboys looked spent as they placed their hopes and dreams on 35-year-old righty Ivan Morillo for Game 4. Continue reading “Cowboys Down Salts in Playoff Premiere, Will Face Admirals”

Arizona Makes Playoff Debut in Storybook Season, Will Play Seattle

(GAME DATE – Sep. 30, 2019) — The 2012 expansion Arizona Cowboys, who failed to finish better that 4th place or hold a win percentage better than .440 in their first 7 seasons, have achieved a wild card entry into the 2019 playoffs after a 92-70 (.568) 2nd place finish this year.

They will square off against the Seattle Salts, who are making their 10th playoff appearance since 1995, and have not won the Bull Cup during the modern era.

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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”

Roster Expanding as Pennant Chase Heats Up

(GAME DATE — Aug. 29, 2019) — The Bull League is entering its final month of play for the 2019 season, and the pennant chase will really start in earnest, as teams active rosters expand to 40 players for the final weeks.

Several teams are expected to make some big moves, with those locked-in teams using the extra roster spaces to bring in new players who can allow their veterans some rest ahead of the playoffs, while out-of-contention teams will give their upcoming stars a chance to shine before the offseason roster decisions get made. Continue reading “Roster Expanding as Pennant Chase Heats Up”