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Big First Inning Helps Columbia Win Series Opener

CHARLESTON, WV - The Fireflies stretched their win streak to four in a row with a 4-2 victory over the West Virginia Power on Thursday night. Columbia used a three-run top of the first inning to jump all over their opponents at Appalachian Power Park and never looked back. West Virginia (23-23) starter Mitch Keller (L, 3-3) hadn't allowed more than two earned runs in any of his previous eight starts. Columbia (25-22) scored three off of the righty after just three batters. Vinny Siena began ... Full Story

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Mets Toss Two-Hitter, Shut out Stone Crabs 2-0

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Four St. Lucie Mets pitchers combined to toss a two-hit shutout in a 2-0 win over the Charlotte Stone Crabs on Thursday at Tradition Field. Chris Flexen made it seven consecutive quality starts for the Mets staff by firing 6.1 scoreless innings. He gave up a hit to Riley Unroe, the first batter of the game, and did not allow another hit. Flexen walked two, struck out five and picked up his third win. At one point Flexen retired 16 of 17 batters. Justin Williams reach on an error to start the seventh and Flexen was lifted after he got Mac James the fly out. Robby... Full Story

Zeile Lifts Whitecaps to Sweep

BOWLING GREEN, KY - Shane Zeile's tiebreaking two-run home run in the seventh and final inning propelled the West Michigan Whitecaps to a 6-4 victory over the Bowling Green Hot Rods in an abbreviated doubleheader Thursday at Bowling Green Ballpark. Thursday's contest was originally scheduled to see a pair of games after a Wednesday rainout, but the second game was cancelled due to a flash flood in the Bowling Green area. The first game played as-intended, and the Whitecaps took 1-0 lead on an RBI-single by Will Allen. The score remained the same until the fifth inning of the seven-inning ... Full Story

Chihuahuas Win in 12 Innings Thursday

The El Paso Chihuahuas scored three runs in the top of the 12th inning to beat the Iowa Cubs 6-3 Thursday afternoon in El Paso's longest game of the season. The Chihuahuas won three of four in Des Moines, taking a series from the I-Cubs for the first time in team history. The Chihuahuas are now 3-0 in extra inning games this year. Manuel Margot hit the second pitch of the game over the left field wall, his third homer of the season, to give the Chihuahuas a 1-0 lead. It was the first time a Chihuahuas player led off a game with a home run since Abraham Almonte in Sacramento on May 1, 2015.... Full Story

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  4. Ontario Reign - American Hockey League (AHL)
  5. Hershey Bears - American Hockey League (AHL)
  6. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins - American Hockey League (AHL)
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  8. Springfield Falcons - American Hockey League (AHL)
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BASEBALL
Affiliated Minor League Baseball
ApL, AzFL, AzL, CalL, CarL, EL, FSL, GCL, IL, ML, MWL, NWL, NYPL, PCL, PL, SAL, SL, TL
College Wood Bat Baseball
Alaska, Cape Cod, Coastal Plain, FCBL, GLSCL, GWL, NECBL, Northwoods, PGCBL, Prospect, TCL, WCL, WMBL
Independent Minor League Baseball
AA, AtL, Can-Am, FL, PA, Pecos

BASKETBALL
Men's Minor League Basketball
D-League, NBL Canada
Women's Basketball
WNBA

FOOTBALL
Indoor/Arena Football
AFL, AIF, CIF, IFL
Outdoor Football
CFL, FXFL

HOCKEY
Junior Hockey
NAHL, OHL, QMJHL, USHL, WHL
Minor League Hockey
AHL, ECHL, FHL, SPHL
Women's Hockey
NWHL

LACROSSE
Indoor Lacrosse
NLL
Outdoor Lacrosse
MLL

OTHER
Other Sports
PFL, PRO Rugby
Other Women's
NPF, WTT

SOCCER
Indoor Soccer
IPL, MASL
Outdoor Soccer
MLS, NASL, USL
Women's Soccer
NWSL