Tag: St. Petersburg Admirals

Admirals Sweep, Speeders Advance

(GAME DATE — Oct. 7, 2020) — The defending Bull Cup champion St. Petersburg Admirals swept the California Tidals away in the ML Elimination Round for the 2020 Bull League playoffs, setting the stage for a possible repeat as Bull Cup champions if they can take the MLCS.

Their challengers will be the wild card Nevada Speeders, who bullied past the Arizona Cowboys 3-1 in their best-of-five series, removing the 2012 expansion team from the bracket after the Cowboys made a second franchise playoff appearance in as many seasons. Continue reading “Admirals Sweep, Speeders Advance”

Ferguson Snags ML Top Hurler Trophy

(GAME DATE — Oct. 1, 2020) — Harry Ferguson‘s been around the league long enough to appreciate the honor he received today. After going 5-1 in September, the 31-year-old St. Petersburg hurler has been named Metropolitan League Pitcher of the Month.

He fanned 26 in 39 innings, logged an ERA of 2.31 and allowed opponents to hit .184 against him. Continue reading “Ferguson Snags ML Top Hurler Trophy”

Cowboys Take First Division Title

(GAME DATE — Sep. 26, 2020) — The Arizona Cowboys were already guaranteed a playoff spot a week ago, but now they can claim their first division title as they have cemented their seat atop the Metro League West division for the 2020 season.

Currently 89-70, they are now 4 games ahead of the Nevada Speeders with just 3 games left to play — the Speeders are firmly in the wild card, but are now mathematically unable to unseat Arizona. Continue reading “Cowboys Take First Division Title”

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?”

Defending Champs, Admirals, Clinch Division Again

(GAME DATE — Sep. 19, 2020) — The defending Bull Cup champions, the St. Petersburg Admirals, have clinched their third straight division title since moving into the East division of the Metro League (formerly the American Eagle League), securing a fifth straight playoff appearance.

With a 90-62 record and 10 games left to play, their nearest division rival, the Washington Freedom, can no longer catch them as they are 10½ games back. Continue reading “Defending Champs, Admirals, Clinch Division Again”

Boston’s Brisco, St. Pete’s Long Named Top Pitchers for August

(GAME DATE — Sept. 1, 2020) — The LL and ML Pitcher of the Month Awards for August have been announced, and both recipients are first-time winners from playoff contending teams.

Boston Brawlers lefty Lenny Brisco picked up his hardware after the 25-year-old put up an impressive 6-0 record on the month, winning all six starts. He whiffed 41 batters over 44.1 innings, etching out a 2.03 ERA. Continue reading “Boston’s Brisco, St. Pete’s Long Named Top Pitchers for August”