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OSC Original by Dan Krieger
November 30, 2020 - BASEBALL California League: With the Fresno Grizzlies recently losing its Triple-A Pacific Coast League affiliation with Major League Baseball's Washington Nationals, the team has been given until next week to decide whether to move its MLB affiliate to the California League, which will switch from a high Class-A to a low Class-A designation, or risk losing an affiliation altogether. Apparently, MLB's Colorado Rockies are interested in adding Fresno as its low Class-A team starting in 2021. Atlantic League: Official... Full Story

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OSC Original by Fran Stuchbury
November 24, 2020 - This past week the entire ECHL North East division suspended its season due to COVID-19; The Rochester Red Wings announced they will be the Triple A affiliate for the Washington Nationals; the Atlantic League's Sugar Land Skeeters were named the Triple A affiliate for the Houston Astros and the National Lacrosse League team in Fort Worth unveiled it will be known as the Panther City Lacrosse Club. Highlights from this week are from ECHL, North American Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, International League, ... Full Story

LHP Tommy Shirley Extended Through 2021 by Washington

November 24, 2020 - WASHINGTON, Pa. - The Wild Things have made another addition to the 2021 roster by signing left-handed pitcher Tommy Shirley to a contract extension. Shirley is a Pittsburgh native and graduate of Norwin High School and appeared in four games for the Steel City Slammin' Sammies in pod play at Wild Things Park this past summer. Dealing with an injury this past summer, Shirley managed to work seven innings, over the course of which he allowed only three hits and one unearned run with four walks and seven strikeouts. Shirley... Full Story

Rox Announce Schedule for 2021 Season

November 24, 2020 - St. Cloud, MN - The St. Cloud Rox announced today their complete 72-game schedule for the 2021 season, including the home opener on Friday, June 4 at 7:05 p.m. against the Duluth Huskies at Joe Faber Field which will feature post-game fireworks presented by Coborn's. The Northwoods League will begin its 28th season on Monday, May 31st. The Rox will start their 10th season with a four-game road trip against the Thunder Bay Border Cats and the Mankato MoonDogs between May 31st and June 3rd. In total, the Rox will play 36... Full Story

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