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Playoff Bound: BlueClaws Win First-Half Pennant

The BlueClaws are playoff bound! Lakewood topped Hickory 4-0 on Sunday afternoon, and coupled with Greensboro's 3-1 win over Kannapolis on Sunday night, the BlueClaws are South Atlantic League Northern Division First Half Champions! They are headed back to the post-season for the fifth time in franchise history and second time in the last three years. Lakewood trailed by as many as 5.5 games in the first half, but won 10 of their last 15 games, and seven of their last nine, to rally into t... Full Story

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Chiefs Clinch Playoff Spot with 12-3 Sunday Win

Cedar Rapids, IA - The Peoria Chiefs scored nine runs over the final three innings and beat Cedar Rapids 12-3 Sunday afternoon to clinch a playoff spot for the fourth season in a row. The win in the first half finale puts the Chiefs at 39-31 and they win the wild card tiebreaker with Clinton by virtue of a 5-2 head-to-head mark against the LumberKings in the first half. For the third straight game the Kernels scored in the bottom of the first inning. With one out Jacob Pearson singled off Jesus Cruz and he scored on a double off the left-field wall by Alex Kirilloff. Cruz struck out Jose Mi... Full Story

Reynolds' Blast Lifts Chiefs over RailRiders

Syracuse, NY - The Syracuse Chiefs scored four runs, utilizing two home runs to beat the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, 4-2, on a gorgeous Father's Day on Sunday afternoon at NBT Bank Stadium in front of a crowd of 5,546. Syracuse (29-38) trailed, 2-1, entering the bottom of the seventh inning. With one out in the frame, Tuffy Gosewisch worked a walk. Two batters later, Andrew Stevenson also walked to put runners on first and second base. Matt Reynolds then crushed a ball over the left-field wall for a three-run home run that put Syracuse in front, 4-2. The Chiefs scored the game's fi... Full Story

Parkinson Dominant; Claws Blank 'Dads 4-0 on Sunday

LAKEWOOD, NJ - David Parkinson threw seven scoreless innings and set a new career high with 11 strikeouts to lead the BlueClaws to a 4-0 win over Hickory on Sunday afternoon at FirstEnergy Park. Lakewood's game ended at 3:20 and they needed a Kannapolis loss in their 5:05 pm game against Greensboro for Lakewood to return to the post-season for the fifth time in franchise history. Parkinson (6-1), who lowered his ERA to a league-best 1.07, gave up just three hits and didn't walk a batter to go along with his 11 strikeouts. The BlueClaws opened the scoring in the third inning on an RBI ... 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. Martinez Clippers - Pacific Association (PA)
  2. Buffalo Bisons - International League (IL)
  3. Utica City FC - Major Arena Soccer League (MASL)
  4. Quad City - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL)
  5. USL New Mexico - United Soccer League (USL)
  6. Birmingham - Alliance of American Football (AAF)
  7. Milwaukee - American Association (AA)
  8. San Diego - Alliance of American Football (AAF)
  9. Sudbury Five - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada)
  10. Phoenix - Alliance of American Football (AAF)


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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, GWL, NECBL, Northwoods, PGCBL, Prospect, TCL, WCL
Independent Minor League Baseball
AA, AtL, Can-Am, FL, PA, Pecos

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

FOOTBALL
Indoor/Arena Football
AAL, AFL, CIF, IFL, NAL
Outdoor Football
AAF, CFL, XFL

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
MLR
Other Women's
NPF, WTT

SOCCER
Indoor Soccer
MASL
Outdoor Soccer
MLS, USL, USL D3
Women's Soccer
NWSL