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Cruz Gets #400
Wednesday, August 12th, 2048
400 home runs is a lot of home runs to hit. It's a number that very few players reach. Today Mario Cruz became a member of that exclusive club. He belted it at Mountain View Ballpark against the Resonance. But sometimes milestone homers don't win the game. The powerful Colorado first baseman got all the headlines, but Washington came away with the victory. They beat the Bears 4-3.

During the postgame interview he told the press, "It's a big relief to get it over. I tried not to think about it, but it's kind of hard when you have a huge sign on the scoreboard staring at you every time you step up to the plate. The home run was nice, but I would have preferred to win the game."

His batting totals for the game showed 1 hit in 4 at-bats, 1 home run and 1 RBI.

The hardworking and dedicated Cruz also said, "I'll celebrate a little with my family tonight but not too much. This is not the last home run I will hit. I think I have a lot of baseball left in me and have other goals. I'll get back to work tomorrow."

For his 1774-game career Cruz has hit .284 with 1864 hits, 1102 RBIs, and 400 home runs.

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Kaufman Hits in 20 Consecutive Games
Tuesday, August 11th, 2048
Win or lose, Billy Kaufman just keeps on getting base hits -- game after game after game. He picked up 3 more today and has now stretched his hitting streak to 20 games.

The Colorado Bears left fielder went 3-for-5 today, but it wasn't enough to win the game. His club was defeated 10-3 by the Kentucky Lions at Mountain View Ballpark.

"It's amazing to watch him hit right now, but I don't think anybody's really mentioning it," one of his teammates said. "We just don't want to jinx him."
Billy Kaufman singled in the 1st, grounded out in the 2nd, flied out in the 5th, singled in the 7th and singled in the 9th.

Thus far this year Kaufman has hit .322 with 7 home runs and 59 RBIs.
Bullard Pitches Texas to Shutout Victory
Monday, August 10th, 2048
Texas Isotopes starter Alvin Bullard really did a number on the Idaho Steelheads today, shutting them out 3-0 on 6 hits in a complete game victory. He issued 1 walk and had 1 strikeout.

"We didn't have good at-bats," Idaho manager . "I don't make excuses, but when we were playing the game, our energy didn't show. That comes from either extremely good pitching or extremely lousy hitting and seeing as our team has a bunch of good hitters, I have to tip my cap to Bullard."

On the year Bullard has compiled a 6-6 mark with a 4.60 ERA.

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LEAGUE LEADERS AVG
Kieran Wynn - WA
.381
2 Devlyn Blais CO .372
3 Flash Rodríguez NC .358
4 Reginald Thompson WV .351
5 Choppy Orozco NC .349
LEAGUE LEADERS HR
Lou O'Slattery - OR
41
2 Choppy Orozco NC 35
3 Tony Bonilla CA 34
4 Ademar Bouvery KY 31
4 2 more tied with   31
LEAGUE LEADERS RBI
Lou O'Slattery - OR
107
2 Choppy Orozco NC 96
3 Flash Rodríguez NC 95
4 Sander Mertens OR 90
5 Mike Haynes PA 85
LEAGUE LEADERS W
2 tied with
15
1 Norman Cornell NC 15
1 Christiaan van Meel OR 15
3 Jesús Cruz WA 14
3 Leonardo Mendoza OR 14
LEAGUE LEADERS ERA
Juan Magana - WA
2.53
2 José Huerta GA 2.80
3 Jesús Cruz WA 2.87
4 Derrek English NM 2.89
4 Teimua Kirisitopa NC 2.89
LEAGUE LEADERS K
Alfredo Cabrera - OR
163
2 Jesús Cruz WA 151
3 Jeff Locke MD 150
3 Leonardo Mendoza OR 150
5 Norman Cornell NC 142
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FRONTIER LEAGUE STANDINGS
West W L PCT GB
Oregon Explorers 72 42 .632 -
Washington Resonance 71 43 .623 1.0
New Mexico Danger 67 47 .588 5.0
Colorado Bears 64 51 .557 8.5
Idaho Steelheads 52 63 .452 20.5
East W L PCT GB
Kentucky Lions 70 45 .609 -
California Mallards 58 57 .504 12.0
Texas Isotopes 54 60 .474 15.5
Illinois Warhawks 42 72 .368 27.5
Indiana Vipers 41 73 .360 28.5
PATRIOT LEAGUE STANDINGS
North W L PCT GB
Ontario Blue Pirates 66 48 .579 -
Pennsylvania Railroaders 57 58 .496 9.5
New York Twin Towers 55 59 .482 11.0
New Jersey Athletics 44 71 .383 22.5
Ohio Knights 43 71 .377 23.0
South W L PCT GB
North Carolina Aviators 75 40 .652 -
West Virginia Hollers 66 49 .574 9.0
Virginia Diamond Club 57 57 .500 17.5
Georgia Titans 48 66 .421 26.5
Maryland Bridegrooms 42 72 .368 32.5
YESTERDAY'S GAMES - Patriot League
Away Team Home Team Result Time Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher
Idaho New Jersey 7-1 7:05 PM CST J.Guevara (6-10, 5.03 ERA) J.Robinson (4-8, 6.43 ERA)
Colorado Pennsylvania 2-5 7:05 PM CST T.Sanu (5-4, 2.92 ERA) S.Butler (4-5, 5.05 ERA)
Kentucky North Carolina 2-13 7:05 PM CST N.Cornell (15-8, 4.01 ERA) K.Kichikawa (8-9, 4.17 ERA)
California West Virginia 2-7 7:05 PM CST J.Newington (12-8, 3.79 ERA) D.Cross (8-8, 3.97 ERA)
TODAY'S GAMES - Patriot League
Away Team Home Team Time Starting Pitcher Away Team Starting Pitcher Home Team
Idaho (52-63, Road: 26-29) New Jersey (44-71, Home: 24-34) 7:05 PM CST RHP P.Anderson (2-3, 4.02 ERA) RHP B.Young (8-12, 4.13 ERA)
New Mexico (67-47, Road: 36-27) New York (55-59, Home: 31-26) 7:05 PM CST RHP P.Dunham (9-5, 4.81 ERA) RHP T.Stanley (4-1, 3.43 ERA)
Oregon (72-42, Road: 34-20) Ohio (43-71, Home: 26-34) 7:05 PM CST LHP O.Reijssen (12-4, 4.13 ERA) RHP J.Fuentes (5-8, 4.06 ERA)
Washington (71-43, Road: 35-19) Ontario (66-48, Home: 31-20) 7:05 PM CST RHP R.Fernández (8-6, 4.62 ERA) RHP W.Bradshaw (10-7, 4.01 ERA)
Colorado (64-51, Road: 31-27) Pennsylvania (57-58, Home: 28-24) 7:05 PM CST RHP J.Ramírez (9-12, 5.07 ERA) RHP F.Bellairs (4-10, 3.31 ERA)
Illinois (42-72, Road: 24-36) Georgia (48-66, Home: 27-24) 7:05 PM CST LHP J.Ortega (4-14, 5.10 ERA) LHP J.Stanley (4-9, 6.17 ERA)
Indiana (41-73, Road: 20-37) Maryland (42-72, Home: 25-35) 7:05 PM CST LHP K.Harrell (5-5, 4.15 ERA) RHP L.Misner (3-5, 4.21 ERA)
Kentucky (70-45, Road: 30-25) North Carolina (75-40, Home: 47-14) 7:05 PM CST RHP A.Vega (12-3, 3.78 ERA) RHP J.Guerra (10-7, 5.87 ERA)
Texas (54-60, Road: 26-31) Virginia (57-57, Home: 31-26) 7:05 PM CST RHP A.Bullard (6-6, 4.60 ERA) RHP S.Kondo (6-9, 5.62 ERA)
California (58-57, Road: 25-30) West Virginia (66-49, Home: 42-19) 7:05 PM CST LHP C.Whitehead (6-7, 5.13 ERA) RHP C.Murphy (11-8, 3.98 ERA)
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