Nov 01 2028: Keep Screamin' for the Demons! - by mikkoredsox on September 15th, 2016
After 2 league titles in as many years, the Lewiston Screamin' Demons finished in fourth this season. Good enough to stay put in League IV.8. There were some key development son and off the field this season...
1. Citing the need to add a little flare to the existing Demons name, owner mikkoredsox renamed the team the Screamin' Demons. Being that Lewiston's local high school's mascot is a blue Devil, the Screamin' Demons keep it in the family.
2. The team's logo was touched up in an effort to brand the team's new name and make the demon pop.
3. The youth movement that has helped Lewiston arrive in League IV continued this season, maybe to the team's demise. Many youngsters received ample playing throughout the season once it became quite evident the Screamin' Demons didn't have to worry about being relegated. Players such as Betto, Cano, Villalobos, Matthews, Schmitt, and Leahy all played whether they were struggling or not. Pitchers Turner, Eaton, and Tejera ate innings up.
The future is still bright in Lewiston. With a strong, young core the team will be younger than ever and ready to go. Offseason needs include a C, SS/3B, and a veteran arm or 2. A minor league rebuild is also underway due to a massive amount of 12 Potential players. The hunt for some 13's and higher is on.
Another big announcement to look for is a stadium name change! Look for it to be related to the Demon name.
A message from your owner, mikkoredsox:
"While we missed the playoffs this year, it has been a magical ride to League IV! The future is bright here in the Demonic realm and remember we need you to come on out and keep Screamin' for your Demons!".
Nov 04 2026: League VI.31 Champions! - by mikkoredsox on April 7th, 2016
With a 4-2 victory this afternoon, the Lewiston Demons captured the league championship 4 games to 2 in East Honolulu, Hawaii. The Demons(110-50) got 7 innings of 2 run ball from starter pitcher Casey Mason. Louis Johnson and Francisco Garza homered for the Demons, combining for 3 of the 4 runs.
"It took until my fifth season in charge, but we are finally moving on up", said owner mikkoredsox, "I'm so proud of this team, they kept their foot on the gas all season long".
The Demons were fueled by players coming up from the farm, so the team looks to stay competitive in the coming season. Few changes are expected to made to the roster.
As for offseason moves and renovations, Sir Reginald Hayes signed an extension and will continue to manage the team into the unforeseen future. Major ballpark renovations are planned. Lewiston Stadium sits 19,000 fans and was full almost every game. Additional sitting will be added. Go Demons!
Oct 04 2026: VI. 32 East Division Champs! - by mikkoredsox on March 31st, 2016
After a tough first 4 years at the helm for owner mikkoredsox, the Lewiston Demons will finally be promoted! The Demons 4-3 series finale win over the second place Brookings Bison sealed the deal. The win pushed Lewiston to a record of 100-43 so far on the year.
"I'm just so proud of these guys. The kids and the vets. What a season it has been! Sir Reginald Hayes has done such a good job keeping them going day in and day out", stated the owner.
The story of the season for the Demons has been the contribution of the youth who were called up beginning in the middle of last season. More made their way to the majors this season. Highly touted prospect Sunny Samuel Day has lived up to the hype pitching to a 16-6 record with a 2.28 ERA. Fellow pitching youngster "El Matador" Alfonso Medrano has gone 18-4 with a 3.16 ERA. Young bullpen callups in Purcell, Floyd, Richard, and Gleason have all contributed with ERAs under 4.
Veterans Akira "Flash" Inoue, Tom "T-Bone" Patton, Marcus "M.I.A. " Gil, Derrick Jordan and Ernie Fleming have led the charge offensively for the Demons.
"We look forward to revisiting some of the cities we did once upon a time in Division V" mikkoredsox exclaimed.
Oct 24 2024: We're onto.. What?! - by mikkoredsox on November 2nd, 2015
The Poughkeepsie Royals finished the 2024 season with a 6-5 win over the Normal Knights, allowing them to scrape a .500, 80-80 record. Expectations were high at the start of the season, but several key veterans got hurt and under performed.
The highlight of the Poughkeepsie exit interviews came from manager Mateo Loya.
What's your take on tonight's win? "We're onto... 2025."
What are your thoughts on the 2024 season? "We're onto 2025."
What do you look forward to in 2025? "We look forward to 2025."
What do you see the club's future looking like? "We're onto..."
Out of what? "We're onto..."
Are you leaving Poughkeepsie? "We're onto... I-95."
After this shocking revelation, GM mikkoredsox abruptly took the stage, prompting Loya to leave. mikkoredsox then stated, " We have a great relationship with this area, but have received some proposals from cities in New England". The GM then slammed his fist down on the desk so hard that podium crumbled to the ground, " NOTHING IS OFFICIAL! If the right opportunity doesn't present itself, we will not go anywhere".
The interview then abruptly ended as the power went out. Rumor has it, manager Mateo Loya killed the power on the way out and was quote saying, "Lights out on this season, we're onto 2025".
Jul 06 2024: No hitter for Ben Marks! - by mikkoredsox on October 4th, 2015
After being claimed on June 27th, Ben Marks no hit the West division leaders, the East Honolulu Royals! Marks issued 5 walks during his second start for the Poughkeepsie Royals, but was able to complete the feat in front of 19,561 hometown fans.
After the game Marks was getting interviewed on the field when a teammate threw the oh so traditional pie at him. But, the pie went astray and seemingly caught the manager, King Sota Ota, in the face. Rather unamused, the King went after fellow countryman and rookie Akira Inoue who threw the alleged pie. The dispute was very quickly resolved, however.
The King said, "Me no quite like thee taste of cream when it's whipped", through a translator, who really does not know how to translate.
The incident acts as a symbol to the Poughkeepsie season, bright spots here and there with a bunch of nasty whip cream covering them up.
Congratulations, Ben Marks!