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Jones Leads Claws to 16th Shutout and 2-0 Saturday Win

COLUMBIA, SC - Damon Jones threw six scoreless innings and Zach Warren got the last six outs as the BlueClaws completed their 16th shutout of the year in a 2-0 win over Columbia on Saturday night at Spirit Communications Park. Jones (7-2) gave up five hits with three strikeouts over six innings. Andrew Brown came on for a 1-2-3 seventh and Warren struck out Hansel Moreno as the tying run to end the game and earn his second save. The BlueClaws have thrown 16 shutouts this year, six off their f... Full Story

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North Carolina Courage Return to Winning Ways with 4-1 Win over Seattle Reign FC

CARY, N.C. - The North Carolina Courage (10W-1L-3D, 1st place) made a statement in Seattle, defeating Seattle Reign FC (5W-3L-4D, 3rd place) 4-1 today to extend their league lead to 33 total points. A Crystal Dunn brace highlighted the match, while a tally from Lynn Williams and Merritt Mathias each combined to give the NC Courage one of their highest-scoring victories in team history. The NC Courage opened up the match with several opportunities in front of Seattle's goal. Just seven minutes into the game, the Courage were awarded a penalty kick after a handball in the box. Williams steppe... Full Story

Tortugas Double Their Way to 5-4 Win

KISSIMMEE, FL - The Tortugas matched their season high with four doubles in their 5-4 victory over the Florida Fire Frogs Saturday afternoon at Osceola County Stadium. The four doubles led to all five Tortuga runs, as Daytona improved to 8-2 against the Fire Frogs this season. Just like the first two games, Florida got on the board first in Saturday's contest as well. With two-outs in the home half of the first, Brett Cumberland hit a solo home run off of LHP Scott Moss to center field to go up 1-0. It was the eighth homer surrendered by Moss this season, the third most in the league. Wi... Full Story

Whitlock Dazzles as Tampa Blanks Jupiter, 5-0

TAMPA, Fla. - Garrett Whitlock achieved a career-high with 11 strikeouts in seven scoreless innings and was supported by a pair of two-run home runs as the Tampa Tarpons shut out the Jupiter Hammerheads, 5-0, on Saturday afternoon at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Whitlock (W, 3-1) scattered three hits and one walk while throwing 57 of 87 pitches for strikes in his longest outing since joining Tampa. The 21-year-old, twice, threw seven scoreless innings while with Single-A Charleston earlier this season. The Tarpons managed to scatch across an early run against hard-throwing right-hander ... 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. Quad City Storm - Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL)
  3. Buffalo Bisons - International League (IL)
  4. Utica City FC - Major Arena Soccer League (MASL)
  5. San Diego - Alliance of American Football (AAF)
  6. Birmingham - Alliance of American Football (AAF)
  7. Milwaukee - American Association (AA)
  8. USL New Mexico - United Soccer League (USL)
  9. Fayetteville - Carolina League (CarL)
  10. Sudbury Five - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada)


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Minor Leagues on OSC

OurSports Central provides coverage of select alternative and minor league professional sports leagues in addition to the top junior hockey leagues and college wood bat baseball leagues:

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