Nov 02 2053: Shipbuilders Win! Third Straight Promotion. - by rlawrence on February 17th, 2022
A nail-biting 7-game series against the 100 win Broncos ended in Victory for Bath last night. They secured their 3rd straight promotion, climbing to LL2 for the first time in club history. But the loss of the last 2 finals series had left a sour taste in fans' mouths.
This year, Bath took it all. CF Ignatio Zarate is the MVP with a smoking OPS of 1.24 , drawing 6 walks in 6 games and a perfect fielder rating.
Ramon Garcia was a work-horse on the mound, pitching 21 innings with 2 wins and an ERA of 3.48. Fans are rubbing their hands together in anticipation of next season, wondering if the club can push for a 4th promotion to the highest league in the land.
Nov 01 2049: Shipbuilders Sink the Cubs - by rlawrence on April 14th, 2021
After 2 straight demotions, the Shipbuilders have finally put it together and bounced back with a vengeance. The Cubs put together a highly competitive series, but Bath would not be denied.
Ramon Garcia was lights out in his 2 games, pitching almost 17 innings, striking out 18 batters with an ERA of 1.62
Virgin Islands World uutfielder Hershel St. John worked the bat like a madman, with a BAA of .420 and OPS of 1.105
Sep 30 2047: Bath Resets - by rlawrence on November 4th, 2020
The question for the hour: Has Bath Decided to Tank?
"We've ridden our old vets about as far as they can take us,"
stated Lawrence in response to the brusque questioning from local reporters.
"It's taken some time to put together a legitimate minor league system, and in the meanwhile our major league players have passed their peak. Yes, we have released some very capable players and yes, we will have to demote this season. But on the bright side, you're watching some new stars step into the limelight now. I'm sure this will be one step back followed by a great leap forward for the club"
While some of Bath's faithful supporters seem convinced by Lawrence's plan, others remain skeptical.
Oct 24 2045: True Battle of East vs West! - by rlawrence on June 9th, 2020
You don't get much farther apart than Bath, Maine and Fresno, California. The Lumberjacks seek to chop the Eagles down a notch in this D5 season finale' thriller!
Very evenly matched, the Eagles may have a slight edge with pitching (team ERA 3.87 vs 4.02) while the Mainers have an advantage swinging the old pine (team ave .283 /ops .791 vs the Eagles .270/. 785).
A perfect narrative for Eagles versus Lumberjacks! Air or Wood, who will be victorious?
Apr 21 2044: Can Lawrence Turn Things Around in Bath? - by rlawrence on February 4th, 2020
"Well, when half of your minor league prospects are pushing 30, you know there's been some neglect"
said manager Lawrence with a smile.
"On the bright side, we can push for some results right now. There will be quite a few changes in the coming weeks, I'm looking forward to the challenge"