Tag: Tucson Rattlers

Blaze Player Quits, Will Play Soccer

Jose Medellin, who was a long time outfielder in the Jacksonville and Chicago organizations, has thrown in the towel and retired from professional baseball. The Texas native will play midfield for Los Angeles’ pro soccer team.

The announcement comes after a disappointing 2017 for Medellin, which saw him split time between North Tonawanda Blaze (Short Season A) and the Tucson Rattlers (Single A). Continue reading “Blaze Player Quits, Will Play Soccer”

Calf League Playoffs Underway

The A-level Calf League has come to a close, and the playoffs are now underway. The four division winners for the Desert Conference and the Mid-West Conference were: Albuquerque Crystals, Tucson Rattlers (DC East and DC West) and Sarnia Shock and Peoria Mosquitos (MWC East and MWC West).

It’s the second playoff trip in a row for the Mosquitos this year, who are the A-level affiliate for the Chicago Pit Bulls. The team was in last year, and faced off against the eventual Calf Cup champions, the Lexington Moonshiners. Peoria’s 51-21 (.708) finish was their best ever finish, and they nearly beat their 2004 wins record of 52 victories (though with 28 losses in that 80-game season their win percentage was just .650). Continue reading “Calf League Playoffs Underway”