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OSC Original by Dan Krieger
BASEBALL Carolina League: The city of Fayetteville (NC) announced it will move forward on a memorandum of understanding with Major League Baseball's Houston Astros to build a new downtown ballpark for a possible team in the high Class-A Carolina League. The league's Myrtle Beach Pelicans team was renamed the Myrtle Beach Mermen for one game this week. The Myrtle Beach Mermen is the name of a fictional team in an HBO series called Eastbound and Down. California League: The San Ber... Full Story

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San Diego Sockers Hire Sean Bowers as General Manager

The San Diego Sockers hired Sean Bowers as their new General Manager, the team announced today. Bowers agrees to a three-year deal to head the business operations of the Sockers as they seek to win a ... Full Story

Jackals Name David Leger Head Coach

ELMIRA, NY - The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and AHL's Rochester Americans, announced today that David Leger (leh-ZHAY) has been named the team's Head Coach. Leger becom ... Full Story

Lake Erie Accepting Bids for New Stadium Naming Rights

Avon, Ohio- The Lake Erie Crushers have announced that they are accepting bids for a new stadium naming rights partner. The Crushers will immediately initiate scheduling appointments with those partie ... Full Story

Guzman's Big Night Ignites Riders Comeback in Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS - Fueled by a season-high four RBI from Ronald Guzman, the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, stormed back to knock off the Corpus Christi Hooks 7-6 ... Full Story

Bailey Earns 1,900th Victory as Pelicans Six-Run Third Sinks Rocks

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The Myrtle Beach Pelicans rallied for six runs in the bottom of the third to help manager Buddy Bailey pick up his 1,900th career win in a 6-4 victory over the Wilmington Blue Roc ... Full Story

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Most Popular Teams on OSC

The following minor league and alternative professional sports teams on OurSports Central have been viewed the most over the last seven days:
  1. Hartford Yard Goats - Eastern League (EL)
  2. Roswell Invaders - Pecos League (Pecos)
  3. High Country Grizzlies - Arena Development League (ADL)
  4. Springfield Falcons - American Hockey League (AHL)
  5. Wichita Wingnuts - American Association (AA)
  6. Frisco RoughRiders - Texas League (TL)
  7. Lehigh Valley IronPigs - International League (IL)
  8. South Carolina Stingrays - ECHL (ECHL)
  9. Washington Valor - Arena Football League (AFL)
  10. Southern Illinois Miners - Frontier League (FL)


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The most recent minor league and alternative professional sports teams added to OurSports Central:

Minor Leagues on OSC

OurSports Central provides coverage of select alternative and minor league professional sports leagues in addition to the top junior hockey leagues and college wood bat baseball leagues:

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
ADL, 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