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Strikers Defeat MLS Side Orlando City SC in U.S. Open Cup Thriller

ORLANDO, Fla. - Fort Lauderdale Strikers defender PC scored a spectacular last-minute winner in extra time to give the Strikers a 2-1 win over Major League Soccer (MLS) side Orlando City SC in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday night at Camping World Stadium. The win advances the Strikers to the Open Cup Quarterfinals where they will face another MLS team, the Chicago Fire, on July 20 in Chicago. Of the eight teams remaining, Fort Lauderdale, who competes in the North American Soccer L... Full Story

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Lugnuts Roll Onward, 2-1 over Loons

MIDLAND, Mich. - Connor Panas's home run spree continued with a game-tying shot in the seventh inning, J.C. Cardenas followed with a tie-breaking RBI double, and the Lansing Lugnuts (6-1, 42-35) edged the Great Lakes Loons (3-4, 32-45), 2-1, on Wednesday night at Dow Diamond. The Lugnuts are tied with the South Bend Cubs for the best record in the Eastern Division in the second half. The Cubs previously won the first-half division title. The Loons' only offense arrived immediately in the first inning against Lansing starter Jordan Romano, with leadoff hitter Darien Tubbs drawing a walk... Full Story

Bisons Battle Back to Extend Streak to Nine in 4-3 Win

The Bisons rallied in the top of the ninth inning to win their ninth straight ballgame on Wednesday, beating the Bats in Louisville 4-3. Down 3-2, Darrell Ceciliani began the top of the ninth with his first home run of 2016, tying the game for the Herd at three with a blast against Dayan Diaz. With two runners on, Melky Mesa gave Buffalo its first lead of the game with a RBI single. Lefty Wandy Peralta pitched six scoreless innings in a spot start for the Bats. Peralta, starting in place of the called-up Keyvius Sampson, allowed just two hits in his first minor league start since August ... Full Story

Beede Dynamite in Masterpiece

Richmond, VA - Tyler Beede was perfect for more than five innings against the Akron RubberDucks and carried the Squirrels to a 2-0 shutout before 4,541 at The Diamond on Wednesday night. The Squirrels (29-49) won their second straight against the reeling RubberDucks (44-36), thanks to a pair of runs in the first inning off former first rounder Rob Kaminsky. Both starters were at their best, but it was Beede who prevailed to give the Squirrels the series in preparation for a tough four-game road trip coming up in Trenton starting on Thursday night. The Squirrels will then return home for their ... 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. Salem Red Sox - Carolina League (CarL)
  2. Tucson Roadrunners - American Hockey League (AHL)
  3. Wichita Wingnuts - American Association (AA)
  4. Lehigh Valley IronPigs - International League (IL)
  5. South Carolina Stingrays - ECHL (ECHL)
  6. Southern Illinois Miners - Frontier League (FL)
  7. Toledo Mud Hens - International League (IL)
  8. Hartford Yard Goats - Eastern League (EL)
  9. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders - International League (IL)
  10. Durham Bulls - International League (IL)


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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
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