April 6, 2024
New York starting pitcher Ryan Rich has a sprained ankle, suffered while throwing a pitch. He’s expected to be out for 5-6 weeks. Rich was making his second start of the season, and had already pitched 4.0 innings against the Minneapolis Ravens. He had allowed 4 earned runs and faced 19 batters before doing down to injury. The Dragons eventually hung on to win 11-6.
Acquired in an October, 2023, from the Calgary Inferno, the 23-year-old starter from Bloomington, Ill., was named the #10 prospect in 2022 and struck out 198 in 222 innings last season, while going 15-13.
April 2, 2024
An efficient outing for 3-time Sandy Koufax Award winner Chris Zerkle usually means a win for the Calgary Inferno and today was no exception. The 29-year-old right-hander held the Seattle Salts to a long line of goose eggs. He struck out 7 and gave up 4 hits in the 2-0 shutout.
“Chris really got it done out there today,” said Calgary manager Matt Taylor.
Zerkle pitched a complete game in the effort. Last season he was only able to amass 2 CG’s, down from a career high of 8 in 2021.
(GAME DATE – Oct. 26, 2021) — The Chicago Pit Bulls defeated the Calgary Inferno in a dramatic 4-game sweep, securing back-to-back championship seasons and taking the title for the third time in club history.
(GAME DATE — August 8, 2020) — After 24 games, Cesar Torres had his hitting streak ended abruptly today by the Ohio Oxen at The Ox Ranch in Cinci. The Calgary Inferno center fielder failed to get a hit in 5 at-bats, bringing his tenure in the national spotlight to a halt.
Despite the tough day at the plate, Torres seemed unconcerned after the game, talking instead about the Inferno taking a 5-4 victory from the Oxen. Continue reading “Ohio Stops Torres’s Hit Streak”
Minor League News
Luong Cahn, the prospect slugger first baseman drafted in a year ago last June by the New York Dragons, will lead a team that includes both Calgary and New York minor leaguers into next year’s Bull Oceanic Winter League for the Cairo Pharaohs. Cahn had shown some pop in his bat earlier this year with […]