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Monday, 26 June 2017

SIMBL POSTSEASON HISTORY

SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES CHAMPIONS 2005-2032


SIMBL CHAMPIONS
*-Indicates Wildcard Team

SEASON
CHAMPION
GM
RUNNERUP
GM
2005
SAN DIEGO
PAUL WARE
BEND *
TED WILLIAMS
2006
SAN DIEGO
PAUL WARE
PENSACOLA
MIKE STEWART
2007
SAN DIEGO
PAUL WARE
AUGUSTA
STEPH MABIE
2008
POCATELLO
ZACH DEUEL
TEXAS *
PAT FLANAGAN
2009
SAN DIEGO
PAUL WARE
LOS ANGELES
DAVID BLILEY
2010
MARIN *
TOM HICKMAN
SAN DIEGO
PAUL WARE
2011
OREGON *
MIKE SENN
CALGARY
CHRISTIAN DEMARCO
2012
SAN DIEGO
PAUL WARE
LOS ANGELES
DAVID BLILEY
2013
LAS VEGAS
CHIP ORTON
TEXAS
PAT FLANAGAN
2014
SAN DIEGO
PAUL WARE
CALGARY
CHRISTIAN DEMARCO
2015
LAS VEGAS
CHIP ORTON
BOSTON
DAVE BURGESS
2016
SAN DIEGO
PAUL WARE
LOS ANGELES
DAVID BLILEY
2017
BRISTOL
GREG CHECOVETES
CHICAGO
MIKE LYNCH
2018
CALGARY
CHRISTIAN DEMARCO
SAN DIEGO
PAUL WARE
2019
SAN DIEGO
PAUL WARE
CALGARY
CHRISTIAN DEMARCO
2020
MANHATTAN BEACH
SHANE DAY
OREGON
MIKE SENN
2021
SAN DIEGO
WARREN PINEAU
DALLAS *
ROBERT DON
2022
HOLLYWOOD *
RODNEY BAYLOR
DALLAS *
ROBERT DON
2023
CALGARY
CHRISTIAN DEMARCO
LAS VEGAS
CARL HANNAH
2024
SAN DIEGO *
KEVIN NORRIS
DALLAS *
ROBERT DON
2025
CALGARY
CHRISTIAN DEMARCO
ASHEVILLE
PETE MCGOWAN
2026 CLEVELAND JONATHAN FITZGERALD SACRAMENTO JASON GREGORY
2027 NEW YORK * CHRIS GATTUSO CHICAGO JOHN BOWDEN
2028 ASHEVILLE * PETE MCGOWAN NEW YORK CHRIS GATTUSO
2029 HAWAII TROY VOGEL OREGON TIM IMASA
2030 WHITBY JOHN CALLAHAN HAWAII TROY VOGEL
2031 LAS VEGAS * CARL HANNAH DALLAS * ROBERT DON
2032 CALGARY CHRISTIAN DEMARCO HAWAII * TROY VOGEL

SIMBL PLAYOFF FACTS: San Diego (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2019, 2021), Las Vegas (2013, 2015), Manhattan Beach-Hollywood (2020, 2022) and Calgary (2018, 2023, 2025) are the only franchises in SIMBL history to win multiple SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series...San Diego 3B Daryl Ryles (2005/2007) and SP Bobby Grimes (2009/2014, 2021) are the only players to win multiple SIMBL CS MVP awards...San Diego's Daryl Ryles (2005/2007), Calgary RF Ray Barrot (2018) and Marin 1B Glenn Knapp (2010) are the only players in SIMBL history to win both the league MVP and SIMBL CS MVP award in the same season...It can be done! Pocatello (2008) and Manhattan Beach (2020) are the only teams to go from last place the previous season to win the SIMBL Championship the very next season...Bend (2005) was the first wildcard team to make it to the SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series but they lost to San Diego in six games...Marin (2010), Oregon (2011), Hollywood (2022) and San Diego (2024) are the only wildcard teams to win a SIMBL Championship...When Dallas and Hollywood met in the 2022 SIMBL CS it was the first time that two wildcard berth teams met in the title series,  San Diego and Dallas also met in 2024 as wildcards...Only four teams have come back from 3-1 deficits in SIMBL playoff history to win the series. Texas led Pocatello in the 2008 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series but the Timberjacks came back to win three straight including Game Seven and the title in what is considered the best game and series in SIMBL CS history. Calgary trailed Boston 3-1 in the 2011 ULCS and came back by outscoring the Patriots 33-3 in the last three games to advance to the 2012 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series. Boston avenged the 2011 ULCS meltdown by taking out the Clippers four postseasons later in the 2015 ULCS. San Diego won their fifth SIMBL Championship in 2012 by overcoming a 3-1 series deficit to Los Angeles. San Diego again came back from a 3-1 series deficit to defeat Rochester in the 2020 SLDS...Two teams have swept the SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series: Oregon (2011) and San Diego (2016)...The 2016 San Diego Warewolves are the only team in SIMBL playoff history to go undefeated, 12-0, en route to the SIMBL title...Calgary with six (2011, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2023, 2025), Los Angeles with three (2009, 2012, 2016) and Dallas (2021, 2022, 2024) have won the most Union League Championship Series while Bristol has lost the most with six ULCS appearances (2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2019), making five trips to the ULCS and losing them all, three to their nemesis Los Angeles before winning their first ULCS in six tries en route to the 2017 SIMBL Championship...Calgary (6-5) and Bristol (1-5) have made the most LCS appearances other than San Diego (11-3)...While the Meat Puppets have made it to the SIMBL CS three times (2009, 2012, 2016) beating Bristol in the ULCS all three times, they have lost all three of their SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series to San Diego...Oregon and San Diego met three consecutive seasons in the SLCS from 2010-2012.  Every series went seven exciting games...Oregon made an unprecedented seven straight SL Wildcard appearances from 2009-2016...Bristol won their first ULCS in 2018, after going 0-5 in their previous tries, en route to 2017 SIMBL Championship...Calgary was considered the chokers among chokers and 'The 1990's Atlanta Braves Of The SIMBL' as they made the postseason eleven times in the SIMBL's first fourteen seasons, winning ten UL Central division crowns in the process. The Clippers were knocked out in the first round in six of those seasons and made the SIMBL CS just twice, losing both of them in 2011 and 2014. Yet, the Clippers went 0 for 10 in obtaining a SIMBL Championship before winning their first SIMBL title in their staggering eleventh postseason appearance in 2018...As of after the 2022 postseason, Calgary is 1 for 16 in winning a SIMBL ring in postseason appearances...No player has won all three series MVP awards (LDS, LCS and CS) in one postseason though San Diego 1B Kenny Blumberg (2005), Boston SP Floyd Collins (2015) and Chicago SP Glenn Murphy (2017) won both the LDS and LCS MVPS and Daryl Ryles (2007) won the LCS and SIMBL CS MVPS...San Diego 2B Lucas Espitia (2006/2007), San Diego 3B Daryl Ryles (2009/2011), Las Vegas SP Anthony Puffer (2013/2015), Brooklyn 1B Michael Giroux (2008/2013) and San Diego SP Bruce Tucker (2017/2018) are the only players to win two LDS MVPs...Los Angeles SP James Sousa won the ULDS and ULCS MVPs in 2009...Calgary SP Jamie Coop is the only player in SIMBL history to win two LCS MVPs (2011/2014)...San Diego 3B Daryl Ryles is the only player to win a LDS MVP (2009/2011), a LCS MVP (2007) and a SIMBL CS MVP (2005/2007) in his career...Bobby Grimes won the SIMBL CS MVP award three times: 2009, 2014 and 2021.  Grimes won two SLCS MVP awards: 2018 and 2021 and in 2021 he won the SLCS and SIMBL CS MVP awards going 6-0 with a 3.33 ERA in the 2021 postseason...Las Vegas came back from a 3-1 series deficit in the 2023 SLCS against Hollywood to become the sixth team in SIMBL history to rebound from such a deficit and advance to the next round of the postseason...In 2024 it was the first time that two wildcards met in the SIMBL CS.  SL wildcard San Diego defeated UL wildcard Dallas for the 2024 SIMBL title...In 2024, SIMBL CS MVP DeShaun Mack went on a terror during San Diego's run through the playoffs as a wildcard when they defeated SL top-seed Las Vegas, Hollywood and Dallas for the SIMBL championship.  Mack led the wildcard champions during the playoffs with one of the most prolific SIMBL postseason performances hitting .366 with 10 HR, 23 RBI and 20 runs scored in 18 games.

SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES:

2032: CALGARY 4 HAWAII 1 MVP: Jason Chapman SP Calgary
2031: LAS VEGAS 4 DALLAS 0 MVP: Riley Charboneau SP Las Vegas
2030: WHITBY 4 HAWAII 2 MVP: Warren Lane SP Whitby
2029: HAWAII 4 OREGON 3 MVP: Trevor Brooks SP Hawaii
2028: ASHEVILLE 4 NEW YORK 3 MVP: Ed Turner SP Asheville
2027: NEW YORK 4 CHICAGO 2 MVP: Kody Ware LF New York
2026: CLEVELAND 4 SACRAMENTO 0 MVP: Eddie Bryant C Cleveland
2025: CALGARY 4 ASHEVILLE 2 MVP: Carlos Molina RF Calgary
2024: SAN DIEGO 4 DALLAS 2 MVP: DeShaun Mack DH San Diego
2023: CALGARY 4 LAS VEGAS 3 MVP: Matthew Dupree 2B Calgary
2022: HOLLYWOOD 4 DALLAS 2 MVP: Layne Hamilton DH Hollywood
2021: SAN DIEGO 4 DALLAS 2 MVP: Bobby Grimes SP San Diego
2020: MANHATTAN BEACH 4 OREGON 3 MVP: Jamal Wilson CF Manhattan Beach
2019: SAN DIEGO 4 CALGARY 2 MVP: Alberto Tovar SP San Diego
2018: CALGARY 4 SAN DIEGO 3 MVP: Ray Barrot RF Calgary
2017: BRISTOL 4 CHICAGO 3 MVP: Barry Grady CF Bristol
2016: SAN DIEGO 4 LOS ANGELES 0 MVP: Larry Galusha 3B San Diego
2015: LAS VEGAS 4 BOSTON 3 MVP: Tony Benitez RF Las Vegas
2014: SAN DIEGO 4 CALGARY 2 MVP: Bobby Grimes SP San Diego
2013: LAS VEGAS 4 TEXAS 1 MVP: Jose Espinosa LF Las Vegas
2012: SAN DIEGO 4 LOS ANGELES 3 MVP: Felix Murff SP San Diego
2011: OREGON 4 CALGARY 0 MVP: Pedro Moreno SP Oregon
2010: MARIN 4 SAN DIEGO 3 MVP: Glenn Knapp 1B Marin
2009: SAN DIEGO 4 LOS ANGELES 2 MVP: Bobby Grimes SP San Diego
2008: POCATELLO 4 TEXAS 3 MVP: Celso Larios SP Pocatello
2007: SAN DIEGO 4 AUGUSTA 2 MVP: Daryl Ryles 3B San Diego
2006: SAN DIEGO 4 PENSACOLA 3 MVP: Hayden Bandy SS San Diego
2005: SAN DIEGO 4 BEND 2 MVP: Daryl Ryles 3B San Diego
UNION LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES:
2032: CALGARY 4 WHITBY 3 MVP: Jason Chapman SP Calgary
2031: DALLAS 4 WHITBY 3 MVP: Carlos Bonilla 2B Dallas/Mitch Evans SP Dallas
2030: WHITBY 4 DALLAS 2 MVP: Keith Patterson SP Whitby
2029: OREGON 4 CALGARY 1 MVP: Brian Woods SP Oregon
2028: NEW YORK 4 BEND 1 MVP: Chad Bryan MR New York
2027: NEW YORK 4 WHITBY 3 MVP: Troy Baca 3B New York
2026: CLEVELAND 4 DALLAS 3 MVP: Eddie Bryant C Cleveland
2025: CALGARY 4 CLEVELAND 1 MVP: Matthew Brown CF Calgary
2024: DALLAS 4 CLEVELAND 2 MVP: Rolland Lefebvre SP Dallas
2023: CALGARY 4 WHITBY 2 MVP: Matthew Brown RF Calgary
2022: DALLAS 4 CALGARY 3 MVP: Tony Aguilar LF Dallas
2021: DALLAS 4 CALGARY 3 MVP: Anthony Green SP Dallas
2020: OREGON 4 CALGARY 3 MVP: Mario Montalbano Oregon
2019: CALGARY 4 BRISTOL 3 MVP: Bruno Perillo C Calgary
2018: CALGARY 4 SACRAMENTO 3 MVP: Chris Cota 1B Calgary
2017: BRISTOL 4 BOSTON 2 MVP: Lenny Lamarga 2B Bristol
2016: LOS ANGELES 4 BRISTOL 1 MVP: Jerry Worthey SP Los Angeles
2015: BOSTON 4 CALGARY 2 MVP: Floyd Collins SP Boston
2014: CALGARY 4 BRISTOL 3 MVP: Jamie Coop SP Calgary
2013: TEXAS 4 BRISTOL 0 MVP: Gary Leighty CL Texas
2012: LOS ANGELES 4 BRISTOL 2 MVP: Theodore Wilson SP Los Angeles
2011: CALGARY 4 BOSTON 3 MVP: Jamie Coop SP Calgary
2010: MARIN 4 LOS ANGELES 2 MVP: Maiku Inejiro RF Marin
2009: LOS ANGELES 4 BRISTOL 1 MVP: James Sousa SP Los Angeles
2008: POCATELLO 4 BROOKLYN 2 MVP: Matthew Skinner CF Pocatello
2007: AUGUSTA 4 CAROLINA 0 MVP: Osvaldo Lueras LF Augusta
2006: PENSACOLA 4 CALGARY 1 MVP: Thomas Leverett SP Pensacola
2005: BEND 4 MARIN 0 MVP: Jefferey Fannin LF Bend
SYNDICATE LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES:
2032: HAWAII 4 CHICAGO 2 MVP: T.J. Rose CF Hawaii
2031: LAS VEGAS 4 TAMPA BAY 2 MVP: Alan Alexander Anderson SP Las Vegas
2030: HAWAII 4 TAMPA BAY 3 MVP: Ricardo Camacho SP Hawaii
2029: HAWAII 4 TAMPA BAY 3 MVP: Deryk Ryles 3B Hawaii
2028: ASHEVILLE 4 SACRAMENTO 0 MVP: Dez Jordan CL Asheville
2027: CHICAGO 4 ASHEVILLE 3 MVP: Pedro Garcia 3B Chicago
2026: SACRAMENTO 4 ASHEVILLE 3 MVP: Logan Raynes 3B Sacramento
2025: ASHEVILLE 4 SACRAMENTO 0 MVP: Grady McPherson RF Asheville
2024: SAN DIEGO 4 HOLLYWOOD 3 MVP: Julian Winfield RF San Diego
2023: LAS VEGAS 4 HOLLYWOOD 3 MVP: Randall Lewis 1B Las Vegas
2022: HOLLYWOOD 4 BOSTON 2 MVP: Matthew Boggs C Hollywood
2021: SAN DIEGO 4 COLCHESTER 3 MVP: Bobby Grimes SP San Diego
2020: MANHATTAN BEACH 4 SAN DIEGO 1 MVP: Bobby Bruno SP Manhattan Beach
2019: SAN DIEGO 4 AUGUSTA 1 MVP: Rhett Forrester SP San Diego
2018: SAN DIEGO 4 RUSTON 1 MVP: Bobby Grimes SP San Diego
2017: CHICAGO 4 SAN DIEGO 1 MVP: Glenn Murphy SP Chicago
2016: SAN DIEGO 4 LAS VEGAS 0 MVP: Pablo Figueroa CF San Diego
2015: LAS VEGAS 4 BIRMINGHAM 1 MVP: Hilario Testa SP Las Vegas
2014: SAN DIEGO 4 CHICAGO 1 MVP: Aaron Rasch C San Diego
2013: LAS VEGAS 4 BROOKLYN 3 MVP: Keith Smith 3B Las Vegas
2012: SAN DIEGO 4 OREGON 3 MVP: Ernest Crivello LF San Diego
2011: OREGON 4 SAN DIEGO 3 MVP: Pedro Ramirez SP Oregon
2010: SAN DIEGO 4 OREGON 3 MVP: Lucas Espitia 2B San Diego
2009: SAN DIEGO 4 BROOKLYN 2 MVP: Hayden Bandy SS San Diego
2008: TEXAS 4 NEW YORK 3 MVP: Dennis Hunt SP Texas
2007: SAN DIEGO 4 CLEVELAND 0 MVP: Daryl Ryles 3B San Diego
2006: SAN DIEGO 4 CHICAGO 1 MVP: Walter Middleton SP San Diego
2005: SAN DIEGO 4 BELLE RIVER 2 MVP: Kenny Blumberg 1B San Diego
SIMBL LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES:
2032: WHITBY 4 TEXAS 3 MVP: Luis Castro CL Whitby
2032: CALGARY 4 CLEVELAND 1 MVP: Tad Jackson 2B Calgary
2031: WHITBY 4 CALGARY 0 MVP: Rio Percy RF Whitby
2031: DALLAS 4 SEATTLE 2 MVP: Orlando Garcia SS Dallas
2030: DALLAS 4 SEATTLE 1 MVP: Kevin Cox 3B Dallas
2030: WHITBY 4 CALGARY 0 MVP: Thomas Ferrell SS Whitby
2029: CALGARY 4 BRISTOL 1 MVP: Matthew Brown RF Calgary
2029: OREGON 4 WHITBY 3 MVP: Bobby Papesh RF Oregon
2028: BEND 4 CALGARY 3 MVP: Leon Haywood SP Bend
2028: NEW YORK 4 DALLAS 1 MVP: Kyle Hunter 2B New York
2027: NEW YORK 4 CLEVELAND 0 MVP: Kody Ware LF New York
2027: WHITBY 4 DALLAS 2 MVP: Francisco Dominguez CF Cleveland
2026: CLEVELAND 4 WESTBURY 3 MVP: Miguel Espinoza CF Cleveland
2026: DALLAS 4 NEW YORK 3 MVP: Vince Crocker 1B Dallas
2025: CLEVELAND 4 WHITBY 1 MVP: Richard Dicks Jr. SP Cleveland
2025: CALGARY 4 NEW YORK 2 MVP: Martin Chapman 3B Calgary
2024: DALLAS 4 WHITBY 2 MVP: Juan Rivera CL Dallas
2024: CLEVELAND 4 CALGARY 3 MVP: Eddie Bryant C Cleveland
2023: WHITBY 4 DALLAS 0 MVP: Francisco Dominguez CF Whitby
2023: CALGARY 4 CLEVELAND 2 MVP: Colt McAlister 1B Calgary
2022: CALGARY 4 BEND 3 MVP: Colt McAlister 1B Calgary
2022: DALLAS 4 WHITBY 0 MVP: Jesus Montoya 1B Dallas
2021: DALLAS 4 ASTORIA 1 MVP: Roberto Torres SS Dallas
2021: CALGARY 4 BOSTON 3 MVP: Vinny Corleone SP Calgary
2020: CALGARY 4 BEND 1 MVP: Vinny Corleone SP Calgary
2020: OREGON 4 BOSTON 2 MVP: Carlos Quintana SP Oregon
2019: BRISTOL 4 BEND 3 MVP: Hubie Graham LF Bristol
2019: CALGARY 4 OREGON 2 MVP: Javier Guzman SP Calgary
2018: SACRAMENTO 4 BRISTOL 1 MVP: Frank Marzano 1B Sacramento
2018: CALGARY 4 BOSTON 2 MVP: Zachariah Tardif SP Calgary
2017: BRISTOL 4 BEND 2 MVP: Daniel Klar 1B Bristol
2017: BOSTON 4 CALGARY 1 MVP: James Scherer C Boston
2016: BRISTOL 4 DALLAS 2 MVP: Jairo Martinez SP Bristol
2016: LOS ANGELES 4 DALTON 3 MVP: Steven Hermosillo CF Los Angeles
2015: BOSTON 4 DALTON 2 MVP: Floyd Collins SP Boston
2015: CALGARY 4 TEXAS 2 MVP: Steven Yingling SP Calgary
2014: CALGARY 4 MARIN 1 MVP: Justin Honaker 1B Calgary
2014: BRISTOL 4 DALTON 3 MVP: Clemente Andujar SP Bristol
2013: BRISTOL 4 CALGARY 2 MVP: Bruce Lorenzo RF Bristol
2013: TEXAS 4 DALTON 2 MVP: Robert Carson SP Texas
2012: LOS ANGELES 4 HARTFORD 3 MVP: Javier Amezaga SS Los Angeles
2012: BRISTOL 4 CALGARY 3 MVP: Bernard Sanchez 3B Bristol
2011: CALGARY 4 LOS ANGELES 2 MVP: Nicholas Lenard SP Calgary
2011: BOSTON 4 TEXAS 0 MVP: Donald Milliner RF Boston
2010: MARIN 4 CALGARY 0 MVP: Eugene Pelzer 3B Marin
2010: LOS ANGELES 4 NEW YORK 3 MVP: James Sousa SP Los Angeles
2009: BRISTOL 4 CALGARY 3 MVP: Jeremy Bevil SS Bristol
2009: LOS ANGELES 4 NEW YORK 1 MVP: Wilfredo Gonzalez CF Los Angeles
2008: BROOKLYN 4 CALGARY 2 MVP: Michael Giroux 1B Brooklyn
2008: POCATELLO 4 AUGUSTA 3 MVP: Matthew Skinner RF Pocatello
2007: AUGUSTA 4 TORONTO 1 MVP: Stephen Foster OF Augusta
2007: CAROLINA 4 BRISTOL 1 MVP: Willie Johnson OF Carolina
2006: PENSACOLA 4 BEND 3 MVP: Owen Loper SP Pensacola
2006: CALGARY 4 AUGUSTA 1 MVP: Bill Falco 3B Calgary
2005: MARIN 4 AUGUSTA 3 MVP: Douglas Linsley RF Marin
2005: BEND 4 BRISTOL 0 MVP: Theodore Zamora CL Bend
2032: CHICAGO 4 SAN DIEGO 1 MVP: Jimmy Wagner SP Chicago
2032: HAWAII 4 TAMPA BAY 3 MVP: Deryk Ryles 3B Hawaii
2031: TAMPA BAY 4 ROCHESTER 0 MVP: Julian Winfield RF Tampa Bay
2031: LAS VEGAS 4 SAN DIEGO 3 MVP: Micah Irwin C Las Vegas
2030: HAWAII 4 LAS VEGAS 2 MVP: Fernando Martinez SP Hawaii
2030: TAMPA BAY 4 ROCHESTER 2 MVP: Pablo Young SS Tampa Bay
2029: HAWAII 4 KNOXVILLE 3 MVP: Trevor Brooks SP Hawaii
2029: TAMPA BAY 4 DEER LAKE 0 MVP: Valentin Santos 2B Tampa Bay
2028: SACRAMENTO 4 LAS VEGAS 3 MVP: Logan Raynes 3B Sacramento
2028: ASHEVILLE 4 CHICAGO 2 MVP: Billy Goodwin 3B Asheville
2027: ASHEVILLE 4 SACRAMENTO 2 MVP: Brian Irving SP Asheville
2027: CHICAGO 4 KNOXVILLE 2 MVP: Sal Jones 3B Chicago
2026: SACRAMENTO 4 KNOXVILLE 1 MVP: Logan Raynes 3B Sacramento
2026: ASHEVILLE 4 CHICAGO 0 MVP: Billy Goodwin 3B Asheville
2025: SACRAMENTO 4 ROCHESTER 2 MVP: Scott Brewer SP Sacramento
2025: ASHEVILLE 4 CHICAGO 1 MVP: Antonio Soto SP Asheivlle
2024: SAN DIEGO 4 LAS VEGAS 1 MVP: DeShaun Mack DH San Diego
2024: HOLLYWOOD 4 ROCHESTER 2 MVP: Bobby Bruno SP Hollywood
2023: HOLLYWOOD 4 BOSTON 2 MVP: Layne Hamilton DH Hollywood
2023: LAS VEGAS 4 SAN DIEGO 1 MVP: Alan Alexander Anderson SP Las Vegas
2022: HOLLYWOOD 4 LAS VEGAS 0 MVP: Alberto Alvarez 2B Hollywood
2022: BOSTON 4 SAN DIEGO 3 MVP: Gregory Sheppard CF Boston
2021: SAN DIEGO 4 AUGUSTA 2 MVP: Taki Taketo C San Diego
2021: COLCHESTER 4 HOLLYWOOD 1 MVP: Carlos Ramirez SP Colchester
2020: MANHATTAN BEACH 4 KNOXVILLE 1 MVP: Manny Fuentes RF Manhattan Beach
2020: SAN DIEGO 4 ROCHESTER 3 MVP: Devin Corbin 2B San Diego
2019: SAN DIEGO 4 KNOXVILLE 1 MVP: Denny Heller CF San Diego
2019: AUGUSTA 4 SUNNYVALE 0 MVP: Alex Lynch SP Augusta
2018: SAN DIEGO 4 ASHEVILLE 1 MVP: Bruce Tucker SP San Diego
2018: RUSTON 4 CHICAGO 0 MVP: Comet Verae CF Ruston
2017: SAN DIEGO 4 ASHEVILLE 1 MVP: Bruce Tucker SP San Diego
2017: CHICAGO 4 RUSTON 0 MVP: Glenn Murphy SP Chicago
2016: SAN DIEGO 4 RUSTON 0 MVP: Bill Hyer CL San Diego
2016: LAS VEGAS 4 OREGON 1 MVP: Tony Benitez RF Las Vegas
2015: LAS VEGAS 4 SAN DIEGO 1 MVP: Anthony Puffer SP Las Vegas
2015: BIRMINGHAM 4 OREGON 3 MVP: Claude McNeely SP Birmingham
2014: SAN DIEGO 4 BIRMINGHAM 0 MVP: Pablo Figueroa RF San Diego
2014: CHICAGO 4 OREGON 3 MVP: William Randazzo CL Chicago
2013: BROOKLYN 4 SAN DIEGO 2 MVP: Michael Giroux 1B Brooklyn
2013: LAS VEGAS 4 OREGON 1 MVP: Anthony Puffer SP Las Vegas
2012: SAN DIEGO 4 BROOKLYN 3 MVP: Michael Quiros 1B San Diego
2012: OREGON 4 CHICAGO 1 MVP: Pedro Ramirez SP Oregon
2011: SAN DIEGO 4 LAS VEGAS 0 MVP: Daryl Ryles 3B San Diego
2011: OREGON 4 BROOKLYN 1 MVP: Buster Tate RF Oregon
2010: SAN DIEGO 4 CHICAGO 3 MVP: Daryl Ryles 3B San Diego
2010: OREGON 4 JACKSONVILLE 2 MVP: Richard Cummings SS Oregon
2009: SAN DIEGO 4 CHICAGO 1 MVP: Daryl Ryles 3B San Diego
2009: BROOKLYN 4 PORTLAND 1 MVP: Luis Franco SS Brooklyn
2008: TEXAS 4 SAN DIEGO 3 MVP: Albert Dykstra C Texas
2008: NEW YORK 4 ASHEVILLE 3 MVP: Michael Arnett SP New York
2007: CLEVELAND 4 JACKSONVILLE 2 MVP: Steven Remick SP Cleveland
2007: SAN DIEGO 4 TEXAS 2 MVP: Lucas Espitia 2B San Diego
2006: SAN DIEGO 4 DALTON 1 MVP: Lucas Espitia 2B San Diego
2006: CHICAGO 4 JACKSONVILLE 1 MVP: Seve Hernandez SS Chicago
2005: SAN DIEGO 4 JACKSONVILLE 1 MVP: Kenny Blumberg 1B San Diego
2005: BELLE RIVER 4 MONTREAL 2 MVP: Ricardo Manzanares SP Belle River

2005

San Diego 1B Kenny Blumberg sizzled during the 2005 postseason and set records that may stand for years to come. "The Silent One", known for his quiet demeanor, blasted 9 homers and drove in an amazing 26 runs in just the 2005 LDS and LCS alone (10 games) in easily being named MVP in both series.

ULDS
MARIN (SEED #1) 4 AUGUSTA (SEED #3) 3
MVP: Douglas Linsley RF MARIN
BEND (4) 4 BRISTOL (2) 0
MVP: Theodore Zamora CL BEND
ULCS
BEND (4) 4 MARIN (1) 0
MVP: Jefferey Fannin LF BEND

SLDS
SAN DIEGO (1) 4 JACKSONVILLE (4) 1
MVP: Kenny Blumberg 1B SAN DIEGO
BELLE RIVER (3) 4 MONTREAL (2) 2
MVP: Ricardo Manzanares SP BELLE RIVER
SLCS
SAN DIEGO (1) 4 BELLE RIVER (3) 2
MVP: Kenny Blumberg 1B SAN DIEGO

2005 SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
SAN DIEGO 4 BEND 2
MVP: Daryl Ryles 3B SAN DIEGO

2006

San Diego All-Star SS Hayden Bandy singles in the winning run in the 11th inning in Game 7 of the 2006 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series against Pensacola. Bandy was named MVP in a classic and to be remembered SIMBL CS for years to come.

Penacola ace Thomas Leverett consoles Red Sox slugger Mike Chisholm after the Sox were heartbroken in losing Game 7 in the 11th inning of the 2006 SIMBL CS. The Sox were down 3 games to 1 in the series and came back as they had all season long. Pensacola trailed Augusta all season long in the UL East until the 2nd to last day of the season when they beat the Spartans with an amazing walk-off 9th inning rally to clinch the divison in dramatic glory at home.

ULDS
PENSACOLA (1) 4 BEND (3) 2
MVP: Owen Loper SP PENSACOLA
CALGARY (2) 4 AUGUSTA (4) 1
MVP: Bill Falco 3B CALGARY
ULCS
PENSACOLA (1) 4 CALGARY (2) 1
MVP: Thomas Leverett SP PENSACOLA

SLDS
SAN DIEGO (1) 4 DALTON (3) 1
MVP: Lucas Espitia 2B SAN DIEGO
CHICAGO (2) 4 JACKSONVILLE (4) 1
MVP: Seve Hernandez SS CHICAGO
SLCS
SAN DIEGO (1) 4 CHICAGO (2) 1
MVP: Walter Middleton SP SAN DIEGO

2006 SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
SAN DIEGO 4 PENSACOLA 3
MVP: Hayden Bandy SS SAN DIEGO

2007

DYNASTY!!!

‘WOLVES COMEBACK FROM 2-1 DEFICIT TO THREE-PEAT

Mabie’s Spartans Can’t Finish Off Ware’s ‘Wolves; Ryles Rolls To Second Coveted Cup MVP

GAME ONE: SAN DIEGO 12 AUGUSTA 9
PLAYER OF THE GAME: HAYDEN BANDY SS SAN DIEGO
GAME TWO: AUGUSTA 10 SAN DIEGO 2
PLAYER OF THE GAME: ISRAEL MITCHELL SP AUGUSTA
GAME THREE: AUGUSTA 9 SAN DIEGO 3
PLAYER OF THE GAME: WILBERT PRAGER RF AUGUSTA
GAME FOUR: SAN DIEGO 4 AUGUSTA 1
PLAYER OF THE GAME: WALTER MIDDLETON SP SAN DIEGO
GAME FIVE: SAN DIEGO 7 AUGUSTA 2
PLAYER OF THE GAME: DARYL RYLES 3B SAN DIEGO
GAME SIX: SAN DIEGO 9 AUGUSTA 1
PLAYER OF THE GAME: DARYL RYLES 3B SAN DIEGO

2007 SIMBL Season: REAL LIFE 5/5/2007-7/16/2007

In a unprecedented three-way phone call between SIMBL Coveted Cup participating team owners Paul Ware and Steph Mabie, and with SIMBL Commish Christian DeMarco on the phone to verify authenticity and fairness, the San Diego Warewolves came back from a two games to one series deficit to win their third straight SIMBL Championship.

Augusta scored 9 or more runs in the first three games to go up 2-1 on San Diego.  The ‘Wolves bombed Spartans ace Roland Clark in Game One 12-9.  Augusta came back behind rookie sensation Israel Mitchell to win Game Two 10-2 as they returned the favor and bombed San Diego ace Felix Murff to tie the series.

The Spartans won Game Three 9-3 behind Victor Myers solid pitching to go up 2-1 and looking forward to wrapping the series up at home.  San Diego showed why they have won three straight rings by never giving up and won the next three games 4-1, 7-2 and 9-1.

San Diego’s Daryl Ryles won his second SIMBL Coveted Cup MVP and finished the postseason hitting .524 with 7 HR and 19 RBI.  Osvaldo Lueras finished hitting .448 with 2 HR and 16 RBI and Stephan Foster finished hitting .373 with 3 HR and 17 RBI for Augusta.

Ryles showed why he is regarded as the best player in the SIMBL by going 8 for 9 with 9 RBI in Games 5 and 6.  He hit 3 HR and two doubles in those last two games and almost single-handedly finished off the Spartans himself.

Ryles hit two home runs in the series clincher and after the game sought out his nemesis, the SIMBL Commish, and promptly mooned him with what read “Who’s Haack?” written on his buttocks.  SIMBL league officials have stated to expect a major fine and possible suspension of Ryles’  for his latest antics from DeMarco.

Congratulations go out to Paul and Steph for a great run and great series and to all SIMBL GMs for another fine season of SIMBL play.

ULDS
AUGUSTA (2) 4 TORONTO (4) 1
MVP: Stephen Foster OF AUGUSTA
CAROLINA (3) 4 BRISTOL (1) 1
MVP: Willie Johnson OF CAROLINA
ULCS
AUGUSTA (2) 4 CAROLINA (3) 0
MVP: Osvaldo Lueras OF AUGUSTA

SLDS
CLEVELAND (1) 4 JACKSONVILLE (3) 2
MVP: Steven Remick SP CLEVELAND
SAN DIEGO (2) 4 TEXAS (4) 2
MVP: Lucas Espitia 2B SAN DIEGO
SLCS
SAN DIEGO (2) 4 CLEVELAND (1) 0
MVP: Daryl Ryles 3B SAN DIEGO

2007 SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
SAN DIEGO 4 AUGUSTA 2
MVP: Daryl Ryles 3B SAN DIEGO

2008

T-JACKS COME BACK FROM 3-1 DEFICIT TO WIN 2008 SIMBL CHAMPIONSHIP!

GM Deuel's Cinderella T-Jacks Complete Worst-To-Champions Ascension; Win Three Straight After Facing Elimination To Take '08 SIMBL Title Away From Texas

Pocatello teammates celebrate on their home Shoshoni Field after coming back from a three games to one deficit and winning the final three games of the 2008 SIMBL Covted Cup Championship Series against Texas.  The T-Jacks completed a rebound from three straight last place finishes and lost 91 games last season en route to the 2008 SIMBL crown.

Texas veteran starting pitcher Merrill Sanger (above right) hangs his head low as Pocatello's James Mahaffey circles the bases after giving up the first of  Mahaffey's two Game 7 home runs as Texas let go of a commanding 3-1 series lead losing the 2008 SIMBL Championship Series to the Timberjacks in seven games.

Pocatello reliever Silvio Sachs (above) points to the heavens after getting the last out of the Timberjacks' Game 7 6-1 victory at Pocatello's Shoshoni Field starting a celebration throughout the night in Idaho celebrating the T-Jacks' 2008 SIMBL championship over Texas.

The Pocatello Timberjacks of GM Zach Deuel completed their worst-to-champions ascension from last season in grand style.  With the amazing season that they have had, why would it have been any other way?

The T-Jacks, facing elimination down three games to one going into Game 6 of the 2008 Coveted Cup Championship Series, won their final three games to stun Texas GM Pat Flanagan's Roadrunners and become the 2008 SIMBL Champions.

Deuel went out after former Portland two-time All-SIMBL centerfielder James Mahaffey at this season's trade deadline winning the bidding war among several teams with Portland.  Many SIMBL pundits believed that Deuel gave up too much in a bumper crop of top prospects in acquiring Mahaffey at the time.  Mahaffey had a solid, if not spectacular rest of the season in Pocatello to flame the SIMBL critics well-winded fires.

Mahaffey, the 5th overall pick of the Inaugural SIMBL Draft in 2005, also was lukewarm in the Coveted Cup until he erupted in Game 6 and Game 7.  Mahaffey went 6 for 9 in both games with 4 runs scored, two home runs and 4 RBI in helping the T-Jacks to the first SIMBL title outside San Diego.  Mahaffey went 3 for 5 with a RBI in Game 6 and he went 3 for 4 in the clinching Game 7 blasting two home runs and driving in 3 runs.  He won Player Of The Game honors in both games.  Mahaffey finished the 2008 Coveted Cup Championship Series going only 8 for 28 but batted .316 with 5 HR and 14 RBI in the Timberjacks playoff run.

Deuel signed "The Rascal" Mahaffey to a $96,000,000 contract extension shortly after the trade giving him $16,000,000 a year for six seasons ensuring that Mahaffey will be roaming centerfield in Idaho for the forseeable future.

Rightfielder Matthew Skinner came one RBI shy of tying San Diego's Kenny Blumberg's 2005 postseason record of 26 RBI.  Skinner, capping off an unbelievable year, hit .395 with 2 HR and 25 RBI in leading the T-Jacks to their improbable title run.  Skinner went 11 for 27 with 6 RBI in the '08 Coveted Cup Series.

Even more impressive than Skinner and Mahaffey for Pocatello was SP Celso Larios.  The 28 year-old went 6-0 in the playoffs with a miniscule 1.99 ERA.  Larios went 2-0 in the Coveted Cup throwing 14 innings, allowing 14 hits, 2 runs, 2 earned runs, 1 walk and 8 strikeouts.  Larios was named the 2008 Coveted Cup Championship Series MVP by winning two of the T-Jacks four games in dominating fashion.

"We are thrilled to give the dedicated fans of Pocatello, Idaho a SIMBL Championship ring," said an exhuberant Deuel while celebrating on Pocatello's Shoshoni Field, home field advantage in Game 7 earned by a UL All-Star Game victory in July.  "These fans stayed faithful during our down times and are still with us now, " he concluded.

Pocatello finished with the worst record in the SIMBL in 2005 and 2006 earning the first pick in the following season's drafts both years.  Deuel stayed patient and calmly built a young talented team in the process of three consecutive 90 + loss seasons.  The T-Jacks went 65-97 in 2005, 62-100 in 2006 and 71-91 last season before playing Cinderella this season after adding some quality veterans to their young nucleus.

SP Roland "Chunky" Clark, he of the disputed $20,000,000 a year contract he signed with Augusta GM Steph Mabie, was rocked throughout the playoffs for Deuel.  Clark turned that around in Game 6 by throwing 6 innings allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and striking out 10 Roadrunners.  Clark finished the postseason with a 1-3 record and a 6.53 ERA but came through when he was needed by his new teammates.

Clark's Game 6 performance was indeed surprising.  The once-dominating 2006 UL Ingame Hurler Of The Year, has been one of the well-known postseason busts in the SIMBL in the past.  In 14 career playoff starts with Augusta and Pocatello, Clark has gone 4-8 with a 5.54 ERA.  Clark took a lot of criticisim from SIMBL pundits after being pounded twice by Calgary in the 2006 ULDS and has been putrid at best during the postseason in his career.  Clark was the 8th overall pick of the Inaugural SIMBL Draft and led Augusta to three straight postseason appearances from 2005-2007 for Spartans GM Steph Mabie.

In the end, the questioned pickups of Clark and Mahaffey gave a young and maturing Pocatello ballclub the veteran leadership it needed to claim a title as both were instrumental in the finale.

Congratulations to Zach and Pat on a great series and to all SIMBL GMs on another successful and fun-filled SIMBL season.

The 2008 SIMBL postseason will go down as the best and most exciting playoffs in league history.  Five of the seven playoff series went to seven games.  Pocatello defeated Augusta in the ULDS and Texas in the SIMBL CS in seven game thrillers.

GM Pat Flanagan's Texas Roadrunners celebrate on the road after knocking off the three-time defending SIMBL champion San Diego Warewolves of GM Paul Ware in the 2008 SLDS. The Roadrunners were heavy underdogs and won the last two games of the series after facing elimination in Game 6.

The Brooklyn Cyclones celebrate on the road in Calgary's Victors Field their upset of the 109-game winning Clippers in the 2008 ULDS. The Cyclones of GM Rick Magar won three straight against the Clippers of GM Christian DeMarco to knock off heavily-favored Calgary and advance to their first ULCS in team history against Pocatello.

Brooklyn rookie 1B Michael Giroux (above) has been one of the top-rated prospects in the SIMBL for most of the last four seasons and he showed why in the Cyclones' ULDS victory over UL #1 seed Calgary. The recently called-up Giroux batted a robust .417 with 3 HR and 9 RBI in the series to earn 2008 ULDS MVP honors. Giroux's performance may be an indication of what is to come in future years for Cyclone foes.

Pocatello's Cinderella season continues as the Timberjacks of GM Zach Deuel savor the moment of their 2008 ULDS Game 7 victory with their GM somewhere in the pile in the barren Bobby Jones Memorial Stadium on the road in Augusta. The T-Jacks knocked off GM Steph Mabie's favored Augusta Spartans in seven games to advance to their first ULCS after losing 90+ games the previous three seasons.

New York Enforcers teammates douse SP Peter Calvillo (above) with celebratory champagne after winning an exhausting and thrilling seven-game 2008 SLDS series against Asheville. GM Steve Marshall's troops advance to their second consecutive SLCS and will try to advance to their first SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series against Texas. The Enforcers' series against GM Tom Lifsey's Smokies will long be remembered as one of the classic run-for-run pitch-for-pitch playoff series in SIMBL history.

New York's amazing veteran ace Michael "Ace" Arnett (above) continues to have a Hall Of Fame 2008 season. After going 23-4 with a 1.89 ERA and setting new SIMBL records for wins, ERA and WHIP in a season, Arnett continues to blaze for the Enforcers in the playoffs. Arnett matched Asheville's Owen Loper pitch-for-pitch in two classic pitcher's duels with the former Pensacola Red Sox hurler. Arnett won SLDS MVP honors by throwing 13.2 innings OF 0.66 ERA ball while striking out 18 in two very important brilliant performances to save New York from two equally brilliant outings from Loper.

ULDS
BROOKLYN (4) 4 CALGARY (1) 2
MVP: Michael Giroux 1B BROOKLYN
POCATELLO (3) 4 AUGUSTA (2) 3
MVP: Matthew Skinner RF POCATELLO
SLCS
POCATELLO (3) 4 BROOKLYN (4) 2
MVP: Matthew Skinner RF POCATELLO

SLDS
TEXAS (4) 4 SAN DIEGO (1) 3
MVP: Albert Dykstra C TEXAS
NEW YORK (2) 4 ASHEVILLE (3) 3
MVP: Michael Arnett SP NEW YORK
SLCS
TEXAS (4) 4 NEW YORK (2) 3
MVP: Dennis Hunt SP TEXAS

2008 SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
POCATELLO 4 TEXAS 3
MVP: Celso Larios SP POCATELLO

2009

2009 SIMBL Coveted Cup MVP Bobby Grimes (above) goes deep into the night in Game 6 outdueling LA's James Sousa to in a 2009 SIMBL CS Game 6 series-clinching victory to give the Warewolves their fourth SIMBL Championship in five seasons. Grimes, a 8/10/8 rated lefthander with a 96 MPH fastball, was a 12th round scouted draft pick in the 2005 SIMBL Inaugural Draft. Grimes went 23-2 with a 2.31 ERA and is a favorite to win the 2009 SL Hurler Of The Year Award.

The Los Angeles Meat Puppets of GM David Bliley gave a great fight and fought run-for-run in a hard fought series but fell short as the San Diego Warewolves of GM Paul Ware won their fourth SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series in five seasons in Friday night's SIM.

The Championship SIM was run using an exclusive three-way phone call with SIMBL Commissioner Christian DeMarco, Bliley and Ware.  The games were simulated through the fifth innings and then situational control took over running inning by inning and then pitch for pitch at some strategical points in the games by both GMs and fairness was assured by all three parties.

"That was very fun and good for the league," said DeMarco. "Dave and Paul are both excellent GMs and know their baseball.  We look forward to making this a tradition every season at title series time".

The very first first three-way Coveted Cup phone call SIM was in the 2007 Coveted Cup with DeMarco, Ware and Augusta GM Steph Mabie, whose Spartans lost to the Warewolves that year in six games.

It was a series of unbelievable pitching between aces Los Angeles' James Sousa and San Diego's Bobby Grimes.  Sousa won the battles by outpitching Grimes, but Grimes won the war.  Sousa went 15 innings allowing 8 hits, only two earned runs with one walk and 17 strikeouts.  Grimes went 16.1 innings giving up 15 hits, 4 earned runs, walking one and striking out 8.

Behind Sousa, the 'Puppets held the loaded 'Wolves bats to only four hits in Game 6.  Even more so, Sousa held the dangerous Daryl Ryles, Robert Campbell, Kenny Blumberg, Hayden Bandy and Lucas Espitia to a 3 for 26 showing yet still lost the game.  San Diego was up 2-0 going into the bottom of the 9th and Los Angeles SS Jose Zena hit a solo home run with one out to cut the deficit to 2-1.  But Grimes went the distance in getting 2B Alberto Andrade to strike out and 3B Manny Martinez to ground out to the mound and the celebration was on for the fourth Warewolves title in the past five SIMBL seasons.

San Diego only outscored Los Angeles 23-30 in a very tight series that had every game close to the last out.  The 'Puppets have received unexpected great pitching all season and it didn't stop in the Championship Series.

Usual postseason terror Daryl Ryles, who has been named Coveted Cup MVP twice in the last three seasons, was held to a 4 for 21 series with 2 HR and 3 RBI.  Legendary playoff hero SS Hayden Bandy, only hit 5 for 17.  

The 'Wolves speedy second baseman Lucas Espitia went 9 for 26 with 4 runs scored, 3 RBI and was named Player Of The Game in Games One and Four but it was Grimes, who outdueled the 'Puppets' duel 19-game winners Isidro Valles and James Sousa in Games One and Six, who was named the 2009 Coveted Cup Championship Series MVP.

While battling Sousa pitch-for-pitch in Game 6, the lefthanded Grimes was masterful going 8.1 innings allowing 5 hits and only one earned run while striking out 10 frustrated Meat Puppets with his 96 MPH stuff.

Congratulations to Dave on a great season and a great series and to Paul for his fourth ring in five seasons!  Most of all, congratulations to all of our SIMBL GMs on another fun and successful SIMBL season.

2009 SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES:

GAME ONE:
SAN DIEGO 5 LOS ANGELES 3
PLAYER OF THE GAME: LUCAS ESPITIA 2B SAN DIEGO
3 FOR 5 1 RBI 1 SD

GAME TWO:
LOS ANGELES 4 SAN DIEGO 1
PLAYER OF THE GAME: JAMES SOUSA SP LA
7 IP 4 HITS 1 ER 7 K

GAME THREE:
LOS ANGELES 5 SAN DIEGO 4
PLAYER OF THE GAME: MARIO BOTELLA OF LA
1 FOR 4 2 RBI 1 RUN 1 HR

GAME FOUR:
SAN DIEGO 6 LOS ANGELES 3
PLAYER OF THE GAME: LUCAS ESPITIA 2B SAN DIEGO
2 FOR 4 3 RBI 2 RUNS

GAME FIVE:
SAN DIEGO 5 LOS ANGELES 4 (10 INNINGS)
PLAYER OF THE GAME: DARYL RYLES 3B SAN DIEGO
2 FOR 3 3 RBI 2 RUNS 2 HR

GAME SIX:
SAN DIEGO 2 LOS ANGELES 1
PLAYER OF THE GAME: BOBBY GRIMES SP SAN DIEGO
8.1 IP 5 HITS 1 ER 10 K

ULDS
BRISTOL (4) 4 CALGARY (1) 3
MVP: Jeremey Bevil SS BRISTOL
LOS ANGELES (3) 4 NEW YORK (2) 1
MVP: Wilfredo Gonzalez CF LOS ANGELES
ULCS
LOS ANGELES (3) 4 BRISTOL (4) 2
MVP: James Sousa SP LOS ANGELES

SLDS
SAN DIEGO (1) 4 CHICAGO (3) 1
MVP: Daryl Ryles 3B SAN DIEGO
BROOKLYN (2) 4 PORTLAND (4) 1
MVP: Luis Franco SS BROOKLYN
SLCS
SAN DIEGO (1) 4 BROOKLYN (2) 2
MVP: Hayden Bandy SS SAN DIEGO

2009 SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
SAN DIEGO 4 LOS ANGELES 2
MVP: Bobby Grimes SP SAN DIEGO

2010

MOUNTAINMEN COMPLETE POSTSEASON MARCH AND TAKE 2010 SIMBL TITLE IN GAME 7 THRILLER

Marin Completes Historic Playoff Drive For Their First SIMBL Ring; Deny San Diego's Fifth Coveted Cup Championship

Marin slugger Glenn Knapp (right) hugs catcher Cane Wilson (left) after the last out of the Mountainmen's 2010 SIMBL Coveted Cup Game 7 16-12 victory to give them and GM Tom Hickman his first SIMBL championship.

The 2010 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series was one for the ages.

In a Game 7 thriller that went back and forth all night, GM Tom Hickman's Marin Mountainmen became the first wildcard team in SIMBL history to win a title as they defeated the four-time SIMBL Champion San Diego Warewolves of GM Paul Ware 16-12 for their first SIMBL Coveted Cup.

Marin scored eight runs in the first four innings to take a 8-5 lead off of San Diego ace Felix Murff.  The juggernaut Warewolves weren't just going to lay down and watch their SIMBL title be given away and responded with five runs to take a 9-8 lead in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Marin then exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 16-9 lead.  The M-Men rocked the 'Wolves usually trusty relieving corps of Jonathan Travis, Paul Magness and Ralph Hecker for 9 earned runs in 3.2 innings after rocking one of the league's best aces, Felix Murff, for 7 runs on 10 hits in only 2.1 innings.

The 'Wolves still came back but their effort to win their fifth SIMBL title in six seasons fell short as reliever Joesph Kestner held on for Marin to the end in a 16-12 championship-clinching victory.



Mountainmen teammates celebrate their improbable 2010 SIMBL Championship in the locker room with their GM Tom Hickman somewhere in the frenzy.

Eugene Pelzer, one of the SIMBL's most underrated players, went 3 for 6 with 6 RBI, a double and a home run to win Player Of The Game honors.  Pelzer, the UL batting champion this season, drove in 22 runs on 6 home runs and a .269 batting average in Marin's postseason march to the title.

"We are convinced that we have a dang fine ballclub and weren't no 'Cinderella' team or 'Team Of Destiny' as proclaimed by some," said Hickman in a frenzied postgame celebration between sips of champagne and being drenched by his superstar first baseman Glenn Knapp.  Knapp was named the SIMBL In Game UL MVP immediately after the game for the 2010 season after hitting .281 with 41 HR and 135 RBI.

"We have the nucleus of a very good team and are expecting to compete and defend our title for a very long time," said Hickman.

San Diego GM Paul Ware was impressed by Hickman's team and effort.

"Those boys buzzsawed through the UL playoffs and beat some very solid teams in Los Angeles and Calgary to get to us, so we knew they weren't just a wildcard pushover.  I feel good for Tom after all of these years of competing against and with him in other leagues and it will now just push me and our team harder to get our Coveted Cup title back again."

Congratulations to Marin GM Tom Hickman on making SIMBL history.  His Mountainmen squeaked into the playoffs in a tight UL wildcard race and then promptly defeated a solid 104-win Calgary team of GM Christian DeMarco in a four game sweep and then knocked out a 108-win defending UL champion Los Angeles club of GM Dave Bliley to get to the Coveted Cup Series.  Hickman's 89-win team then knocked out the 112-win four-time defending champion Warewolves to make SIMBL history in a quest that many SIMBL pundits doubted would ever happen at the start of the playoffs.

The 'Wolves become the first team in SIMBL playoff history to complete three seven-game series.  They beat Chicago and Oregon in grueling seven-game series to reach their fifth SIMBL title series in the league's first six seasons of play.

ULDS
MARIN (4) 4 CALGARY (2) 0
MVP: Eugene Pelzer 3B MARIN
LOS ANGELES (1) 4 NEW YORK (3) 3
MVP: James Sousa SP LOS ANGELES
ULCS
MARIN (4) 4 LOS ANGELES (1) 2
MVP: Maiku Inejiro RF MARIN

SLDS
SAN DIEGO (1) 4 CHICAGO (3) 3
MVP: Daryl Ryles 3B SAN DIEGO
OREGON (4) 4 JACKSONVILLE (2) 2
MVP: Richard Cummings SS OREGON
SLCS
SAN DIEGO (1) 4 OREGON (4) 3
MVP: Lucas Espitia 2B SAN DIEGO

2010 SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
MARIN 4 SAN DIEGO 3
MVP: Glenn Knapp 1B MARIN

2011

SWEPT AWAY!

Oregon Rides Phenomenal Pitching To Sweep Of Calgary & Wins 2011 SIMBL Title

GM Mike Senn's Oregon Pioneers celebrate after the last out of SIMBL CS Game Four on Calgary's Victors Field earning them their first SIMBL Championship.

2011 SIMBL Coveted Cup MVP Pedro Moreno (above left) and teammate Robert Barnhouse (right) celebrate the bubbly after their Game Four SIMBL Championship Series win.

Calgary CF Walker McElfresh (above) can't watch as the 2011 SIMBL title is won by Oregon giving the Clippers another long offseason to ponder.  The Clippers have won five division titles in seven seasons and over 100 games the last four seasons yet have not won the elusive SIMBL Coveted Cup.

2011 SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES MVP:
Pedro Moreno SP OREGON
2-0 14.1 IP 10 H 3 ER 9 K

Congratulations to Oregon GM Mike Senn who won his first SIMBL title by promptly sweeping the Calgary Clippers of GM Christian DeMarco in the 2011 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series.  The Pioneers received some of the best pitching in the history of the SIMBL playoffs and were practically unhittable.

Their trio of Pedro Ramirez, Pedro Moreno and Angel Rodriquez held the vaunted Clipper offense to nine runs in four games.

Former Clipper Buster Tate did his old teammates in earning Game Four Player Of The Game honors with a game-breaking home run in the 8th inning and another shot earlier in the game of Calgary ace Isogorou Chomei.  Tate was drafted in the fourth round by Calgary in the 2005 Inaugural SIMBL Draft and traded to Oregon in 2006 for SP Jamie Coop and CF Willard Gilmore.

Oregon's young SP Pedro Moreno earned 2011 SIMBL CS MVP honors winning two games pitching 14.1 innings while allowing ten hits and three earned runs and striking out nine.

ULDS
CALGARY (2) 4 LOS ANGELES (4) 2
MVP: Nicolas Lenard SP CALGARY
BOSTON (3) 4 TEXAS (1) 0
MVP: Donald Milliner RF BOSTON
ULCS
CALGARY (2) 4 BOSTON (3) 3
MVP: Jamie Coop SP CALGARY

SLDS
SAN DIEGO (1) 4 LAS VEGAS (3) 0
MVP: Daryl Ryles 3B SAN DIEGO
OREGON (4) 4 BROOKLYN (2) 1
MVP: Buster Tate RF OREGON
SLCS
OREGON (4) 4 SAN DIEGO (1) 3
MVP: Pedro Ramirez SP OREGON

2011 SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
OREGON 4 CALGARY 0
MVP: Pedro Moreno SP OREGON

2012

SIMPLY A CLASSIC!

'Wolves Comeback From 3-1 Deficit; Stun 'Puppets For Fifth SIMBL Title In Eight Seasons

Game Seven Is A 1-0 9th Inning Thriller One For The Ages

San Diego's Wesley Almedia hits what would be the game-winning single off of Los Angeles' William Cimino driving in Israel Moton in the top of the ninth inning in Game Seven of the 2012 SIMBL CS.

Warewolves veteran ace Felix Murff (above) was masterful in the 2012 SIMBL CS, winning two huge games and only allowing three earned runs in 17.2 IP earning SIMBL CS MVP honors.

Los Angeles ace James Sousa (above) cemented himself as the best pitcher in SIMBL playoff history yet his SIMBL championship ring has eluded him twice with two memorable series with San Diego and his nemesis Bobby Grimes.  Sousa is 7-2 with a 1.66 ERA in 16 starts and 124.1 IP in his postseason career.  The 2012  UL Hurler Of The Year favorite went 1-0 pitching 15 innings allowing 12 hits and three earned runs while fanning 19 in his two starts against the Warewolves.

In another classic ninth-inning of the seventh game SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series, the San Diego Warewolves of GM Paul Ware came back from a three game to one series deficit to stun GM Dave Bliley's Los Angeles Meat Puppets with a ninth-inning Game Seven 1-0 victory to win the 2012 SIMBL Championship and their fifth SIMBL title in eight seasons.

The series was SIMed live over the phone using a three-way call between the two GMs and SIMBL Commissioner Christian DeMarco to certify fairness and authenticity.  The games featured live strategies and decisions in the game by Bliley and Ware.

Bliley decided to pull starting pitcher Theodore Wilson in a 0-0 Game Seven in the ninth inning.  Wilson was masterful in the game going 8.1 innings allowing 3 hits.  Reliever William Cimino, the former 2010 SL Fireman Of The Year, came in and allowed the series-winning hit to RF Wesley Almedia driving home rookie SS Israel Moton, whom Wilson previously walked.  Cimino got the red-hot Ernest Crivello, the SLDS MVP, to fly out to end the inning.

"I'll be rethinking the decision to pull Wilson for Cimino for a long time now," sobbed the heartbroken Bliley whose beloved Meat Puppets have now lost two heartbreaking series for the SIMBL crown to San Diego in the last four seasons.

SL Fireman Of The Year favorite Bill Hyer came in and closed the door getting former Warewolve Doug Linsley to ground out to 1B Michael Quiros and the party was on in San Diego's soldout Great American Ballpark.  It was Hyer's SIMBL-record seventh save of this season's playoffs.

2012 Coveted Cup MVP Felix Murff was outstanding in Game Seven, going 8 innings, allowing only four hits and no runs while striking out two.  Both teams finished with only four hits each.  Murff went 2-0 pitching 17.2 innings allowing 11 hits and only 3 runs while fanning 12 to earn MVP honors.

The comeback from a 3-1 deficit marks the third time in SIMBL playoff history it has occured.  GM Zach Deuel's Pocatello Timberjacks did the same to GM Pat Flanagan's Texas Roadrunners in the 2008 SIMBL Coveted Cup while GM Christian DeMarco's Calgary Clippers came back last season in the ULCS against GM Dave Burgess' Boston Patriots.

"What a series!  I couldn't believe that it would be this emotionally draining for just a game," said Ware.  "Great series and we look forward to doing it again with Dave next year."

Bliley wasn't as enthusiastic as Ware was after the exciting and draining Game Seven heartbreaker.

"This is twice now that Paul has squeaked his ass past us.  Oh shit," Bliley sighed as Meat Puppets personnel quickly led him away from the postgame podium.

Ware then complained about DeMarco who was clearly rooting for Los Angeles in the series and their tumultuous relationship continues to heat up again.

"Christian disappointed me.  As Commissioner of this league he has always remained neutral in such contests until now."

DeMarco only commented, "Hey, Dave's team is from the UL and I am a UL guy."

As it did in the memorable 2009 SIMBL CS, this year's series featured two key matchups of perhaps the two most dominating pitchers in the SIMBL right now and the likely 2012 Hurlers Of The Year in both leagues: Los Angeles' James Sousa and San Diego's Bobby Grimes.  And they didn't disappoint in their newfound rivalry.

Sousa beat Grimes in Game Two, while Grimes took the win in Game Five.  Sousa garnered a no decision in that contest while pitching 6 innings allowing 7 hits and two runs while fanning 9.  Grimes went 8 innings giving up two runs on five hits and fanning 8.  Grimes finished the postseason 1-4 with a 3.46 ERA while Sousa finished 2-1 with a 1.36 ERA in six starts.  Sousa now has a 1.66 career playoff ERA in 16 starts and 124.1 innings, the best in SIMBL history.

It was the fifth title for Ware, whose teams three-peated from 2005-2007 and won their previous title in 2009.  It was the second time that Los Angeles succumbed to San Diego, losing the title to them in 2009 in six games.

2012 SIMBL CS:

GAME TWO
LOS ANGELES 6 SAN DIEGO 0
(Los Angeles Leads Series 2-0)
WP: Travis Boyd
LP: Brent Harrison
Player Of The Game: Travis Boyd SP LOS ANGELES
7.2 IP 5 H 0 R 0 ER 5 K

GAME THREE
SAN DIEGO 7 LOS ANGELES 3
(Los Angeles Leads Series 2-1)
WP: Felix Murff
LP: Theodore Wilson
POG: Felix Murff SP SAN DIEGO
8.2 IP 7 H 3 R 3 ER 10 K

GAME FOUR

LOS ANGELES 16 SAN DIEGO 9
(Los Angeles Leads Series 3-1)
WP: Isidro Valles
LP: Claude McNeely
POG: Guy Gillham 1B LOS ANGELES
3 for 6 3 R 2 2B 5 RBI

GAME FIVE
SAN DIEGO 3 LOS ANGELES 2
(Los Angeles Leads Series 3-2)
WP: Bobby Grimes
LP: William Cimino
SV: Bill Hyer
POG: Bobby Grimes SP SAN DIEGO
8 IP 5 H 2 R 1 ER 8 K

GAME SIX
SAN DIEGO 15 LOS ANGELES 6
(Series Tied 3-3)
WP: Brent Harrison
LP: Travis Boyd
POG: Wesley Almedia RF SAN DIEGO
3 for 5 3 R 3B 3 RBI

GAME SEVEN
SAN DIEGO 1 LOS ANGELES 0
(San Diego Wins Series 4-3)
WP: Felix Murff
LP: Theodore Wilson
SV: Bill Hyer
POG: Felix Murff SP SAN DIEGO
8 IP 4 H 0 R 0 ER 2 K

ULDS
LOS ANGELES (1) 4 HARTFORD (3) 3
MVP: Javier Amezaga SS LOS ANGELES
BRISTOL (2) 4 CALGARY (3) 3
MVP: Bernard Sanchez 3B BRISTOL
ULCS
LOS ANGELES (1) 4 BRISTOL (2) 3
MVP: Theodore Wilson SP LOS ANGELES

SLDS
SAN DIEGO (1) 4 BROOKLYN (3) 3
MVP: Michael Quiros 1B SAN DIEGO
OREGON (4) 4 CHICAGO (2) 1
MVP: Pedro Ramirez SP OREGON
SLCS
SAN DIEGO (1) 4 OREGON (4) 3
MVP: Ernest Crivello RF SAN DIEGO

2012 SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
SAN DIEGO 4 LOS ANGELES 3
MVP: Felix Murff SP SAN DIEGO

2013

GM ORTON'S HUSTLERS WIN 2013 SIMBL TITLE OVER ROADRUNNERS

Red-Hot Pitching Leads Las Vegas To First SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship; Young Stud Espinosa Named Cup Series MVP As SIMBL Heads Towards 10th Season Anniversary

2013 SIMBL CS MVP:
JOSE ESPINOSA LF LV
.461 BA 7 R 1 HR 5 RBI

GM Chip Orton's Las Vegas Hustlers celebrate their first SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship with a four games to one series win over GM Pat Flanagan's Texas Roadrunners to complete an impressive run through the 2013 SIMBL playoffs.

Las Vegas LF Jose Espinosa (above) followed an outstanding regular season by shining in the Hustlers' SIMBL Championship by being named the 2013 SIMBL Coveted Cup MVP.  Espinosa went 8 for 17 with 1 HR 5 RBI and 7 runs scored in five games.  Espinosa, a former Top Five SIMBL Prospect, was traded up for and was drafted #4 overall in the 2010 SIMBL Draft and made his first All-Star team this season.

Congratulations to Las Vegas GM Chip Orton on winning his first SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship.  Orton's Hustlers beat GM Pat Flanagan's Texas Roadrunners four games to one in the 2013 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series completing an impressive run in the wild playoffs of 2013.

Flanagan's Roadrunners fall in the Cup for the second time after blowing a three games to one series lead to Pocatello in the classic 2008 SIMBL Championship.

Las Vegas' up and coming stud LF Jose Espinosa was named the 2013 SIMBL CS MVP by hitting .461 with 7 runs scored, 1 HR and 5 RBI.  Hustlers ace Anthony Peter Puffer went 6-0 in 7 games with a 1.37 ERA and was dominating in the Hustlers' playoff run.

ULDS
BRISTOL (3) 4 CALGARY (1) 2
MVP: Bruce Lorenzo RF BRISTOL
TEXAS (2) 4 DALTON (4) 2
MVP: Robert Carson SP TEXAS
ULCS
TEXAS (2) 4 BRISTOL (3) 0
MVP: Gary Leighty CL TEXAS

SLDS
BROOKLYN (3) 4 SAN DIEGO (1) 2
MVP: Michael Giroux 1B BROOKLYN
LAS VEGAS (2) 4 OREGON (4) 1
MVP: Anthony Puffer SP LAS VEGAS
SLCS
LAS VEGAS (2) 4 BROOKLYN (3) 3
MVP: Keith Smith 3B LAS VEGAS

2013 SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
LAS VEGAS 4 TEXAS 1
MVP: Jose Espinosa LF LAS VEGAS

2014

ESPITIA'S 12TH INNING HOMER CAPS 'WOLVES COMEBACK FOR SIXTH SIMBL TITLE

San Diego Rallies Back From 2-1 Series Deficit Against Calgary For Sixth Coveted Cup In Ten Seasons

2014 SIMBL CS MVP:
Bobby Grimes SP SD

San Diego players start to charge the field as longtime Warewolves 2B Lucas Espitia (above) rounds the bases after hitting a 12th inning walk-off home run in the bottom of the 12th innning off Calgary reliever Thomas Akers in 2014 SIMBL CS Game Six.  Espitia is known for his speed and not his power, being the SIMBL's all-time stolen base leader with 654 career swipes, but gave San Diego GM Paul Ware's tough Warewolves their sixth SIMBL Covted Cup in ten seasons of SIMBL play.

As the SIMBL continues to grow in popularity and legions, several celebrities were spotted at the 2014 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series including The Beatle himself, Sir Paul McCartney (above), who waves to the crowd in San Diego after being noticed by SIMBL fans.

San Diego second baseman Lucas Espitia (above) raises the SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship trophy up high after his 12th-inning walk-off home run in Game Six gave the 'Wolves their unprecedented sixth SIMBL championship in the past ten seasons.

The San Diego Warewolves of GM Paul Ware pulled themselves off the ropes after trailing two games to one in the 2014 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series to GM Christian DeMarco's Calgary Clippers and won three straight games en route to their unprecedented sixth SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship in seven tries and are the 2014 SIMBL Champions.  The entire series was SIMMED live over the phone involving on-the-spot strategies and decisions by both DeMarco and Ware.

Game Six was one for the ages that went twelve innings.  Calgary led 2-0 going into the bottom of the eighth inning.  Clippers ace Steven Yingling was tough going six innings only allowing three hits and no runs.  DeMarco brought in rookie Lester Almaraz, who led all SIMBL relievers this season with a miniscule 1.41 ERA in 74.1 IP.  Almaraz allowed singles to LF Greg Lainez and former Clipper PH Buster Tate.

The 8/8/10 rated Almaraz was then yanked by DeMarco for fellow rookie and Calgary's former 2013 first round draft choice, 9/6/8 rated Francis Cox.

Cox got 'Wolves 2B Lucas Espitia to ground out into a fielder's choice that sent Lainez to third base with Tate out at second and Espitia at first.  Cox struck out SS Israel Moton swinging and then DeMarco ordered a controversial intentional walk to the always dangerous six-time SL MVP Daryl Ryles to load the bases with two outs.

DeMarco then brought in his reigning the UL Fireman Of The Year, 7/10/10 rated John Campbell, to take care of business.  Campbell had a 88.4% save rate this season with a 2.12 ERA and 38 saves and is one of the best closers in the SIMBL.  Campbell blew the save by allowing a single to SL Rookie Of The Year favorite RF Pablo Figueroa that scored Lainez and the speedy Espitia to tie the game 2-2.  Campbell then composed himself to get 1B Michael Quiros to strike out swinging.

Three-time SL Fireman Of The Year Bill Hyer was brought in by Ware in the top of the ninth and Hyer shut down the high-octane Calgary offense the rest of the way, allowing one hit and striking out three in four innings, his longest outing of the season.

Calgary had a golden chance in the top of the 11th as 3B Keith Smith singled and stole second base upon orders from DeMarco.  But, longtime Clips' SS Serafin Fradera lined out to rightfield as Smith was running for a rare 7-4 double play that ended the threat and inning.  It may have been Fradera's last hoorah with the team he has spent ten seasons with as the Clippers are unlikely to resign the 37 year-old six-time All-Star due to the SIMBL's salary cap restraints.

The Clippers #1 man out of one of the best bullpens in the league, 9/10/10 rated Thomas Akers, was brought in in the bottom of the 11th and retired the side in order.  After Calgary passed in order in the top of the 12th, Akers walked Lainez in the bottom of the 12th and Espitia followed with a 418-foot home run to seal the series and break the hearts of DeMarco and legions of SIMBL fans who were pulling for Calgary to suspend the perennial SIMBL San Diego dynasty for another season. 

Previously, before hitting the historic SIMBL Championship-wining blast, Espitia hit a career-low 11 home runs this season while Akers allowed only five home runs in over 97 innings pitched this season.

The SIMBL Commissioner, DeMarco, and the SIMBL Vice-Commissioner, Ware, faced each other in the title series for the first time after boasting several of the SIMBL's top winning teams the past decade and the well-known past trash-talking between the two that came with it.

"Paul has built a heck of team to try to put strategy to.  They seemingly have no weaknesses and that is alot to deal with when trying to matchup against him and with ingame decisions.  Congratulations to Paul and his 'Wolves and this only makes us here with the Clippers and the rest of the league try harder to topple them in the future," said DeMarco.

San Diego SP Bobby Grimes added to his SIMBL Hall Of Fame future resume and was named the 2014 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series MVP, winning the second SIMBL CS MVP of his career.  Grimes won two pivotal matchups against UL Hurler Of The Year favorite Nicholas Lenard, pitching 14.1 innings, allowing nine hits, four earned runs while striking out twenty Calgary batters.  Grimes previously won the 2009 SIMBL CS MVP award as well and joins Ryles as the only players to win the award twice in their careers.

2014 SIMBL CS GAME ONE:

SAN DIEGO 4
CALGARY 3

Bobby Grimes SD vs. Nicholas Lenard CGY
WP: Bobby Grimes SD
LP: Nicholas Lenard CGY
SV: Bill Hyer SD
POG: Bobby Grimes SP San Diego
7 IP 6 H 3 R 1 BB 10 K
San Diego Leads Series 1-0

2014 SIMBL CS GAME TWO:

CALGARY 8
SAN DIEGO 3
Steven Yingling CGY vs. Alberto Nunez SD
WP: Steven Yingling CGY
LP: Alberto Nunez SD
POG: Juan Guillen RF Calgary
3 for 4 4 R RBI HR
Series Tied 1-1

2014 SIMBL CS GAME THREE:

CALGARY 9
SAN DIEGO 0

Jamie Coop CGY vs. Felix Murff SD
WP: Jamie Coop CGY
LP: Felix Murff SD
POG: Jamie Coop SP Calgary
8 IP 4 H 0 R 7 BB 7 K
Calgary Leads Series 2-1

2014 SIMBL CS GAME FOUR:


SAN DIEGO 13
CALGARY 8

Raul Vargo CGY vs. Claude McNeely SD
WP: Claude McNeely SD
LP: Raul Vargo CGY
POG: Aaron Rasch C San Diego
2 for 3 2 R 3 RBI HR
Calgary CF Walker McElfresh Injured: Out For Series
Series Tied 2-2

2014 SIMBL CS GAME FIVE:


SAN DIEGO 8
CALGARY 3

Bobby Grimes SD vs. Nicholas Lenard CGY
WP: Bobby Grimes SD
LP: Nicholas Lenard CGY
POG: Daryl Ryles 3B San Diego
2 for 5 2 R 3 RBI 2B HR
San Diego Leads Series 3-2

2014 SIMBL CS GAME SIX:

SAN DIEGO 4
CALGARY 2

12 INNINGS
Steven Yingling vs. Alberto Nunez
WP: Bill Hyer SD
LP: Thomas Akers CGY
POG: Lucas Espitia 2B San Diego
3 for 6 2 R 2 RBI GW HR In Bottom Of 12th Inning
San Diego Wins Series 4-2

ULDS
CALGARY (1) 4 MARIN (3) 1
MVP: Justin Honaker 1B CALGARY
BRISTOL (2) 4 DALTON (4) 3
MVP: Clemente Andujar SP BRISTOL
ULCS
CALGARY (1) 4 BRISTOL (2) 3
MVP: Jamie Coop SP CALGARY

SLDS
SAN DIEGO (1) 4 BIRMINGHAM (3) 0
MVP: Pablo Figueroa RF SAN DIEGO
CHICAGO (2) 4 OREGON (4) 3
MVP: William Randazzo CL CHICAGO
SLCS
SAN DIEGO (1) 4 CHICAGO (2) 1
MVP: Aaron Rasch C SAN DIEGO

2014 SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
SAN DIEGO 4 CALGARY 2
MVP: Bobby Grimes SP SAN DIEGO

2015

ORTON'S HUSTLERS COMEBACK FOR SECOND SIMBL CHAMPIONSHIP IN PAST THREE SEASONS

Burgess' Patriots Can't Hold 3-2 Series Lead; Vegas' Benitez Named 2015 SIMBL CS MVP

Las Vegas Hustlers teammates mob closer Frank Emery after the last out of the 2015 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series.  The Hustlers came back from a 3-2 series deficit against Boston to win their second SIMBL title in the past three seasons.

Las Vegas SS Kenny Kyle (above left), a former 2012 SFA signed by Hustlers GM Chip Orton, gets hugs from 2015 SIMBL CS MVP Tony Benitez (right) during the celebration in the dugout after the Hustlers clinched their second SIMBL Coveted Cup in the past three years.

Well, even in the story Cinderella the clock struck midnight and for GM Dave Burgess' Boston Patriots the bells did toll.

GM Chip Orton's Las Vegas Hustlers capture their second SIMBL title in the past three seasons, outlasting the upstart Pats in seven games, winning the clincher, 5-4.  Boston held a 3-2 game series lead but couldn't win one of the last two games of the series to give Orton kingdom of the SIMBL for the 2015 season.  The series was the fifth Coveted Cup to go the entire seven games joining San Diego vs. Pensacola (2006), Pocatello vs. Texas (2008), Marin vs. San Diego (2010), and San Diego vs. Los Angeles (2012) as classic title series.

RF Tony Benitez was named 2015 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series MVP as he amassed 3 HR and 9 RBI plus 3 POG's in the 7 games.  Benitez, 28, was a former longtime Top Five SIMBL Prospect whom many felt was a bust but has been a late bloomer and now stands with 6/6/10/10/7 ratings.  Orton took a big gamble giving up alot to obtain Benitez's promise from from the former Brooklyn Cyclones back five seasons ago in 2010.  Benitez was the former 27th overall pick as a big gamble prospect in the 2005 Inaugural SIMBL Draft ten seasons ago in SIMBL history.

Boston's sudden stud SP Floyd Collins was finally brought back to earth as the Hustlers gave him his first loss of the postseason after Collins was remarkable in earning ULDS and ULCS MVP honors leading the Patriots to their first ever SIMBL CS appearance.  Collins lasted only 2.2 innings, allowing five earned runs on seven hits in losing pivotal Game Six.  Collins finished with a stellar 5-1 record and 1.81 ERA in six otherwise impressive starts.

Burgess, an original charter SIMBL GM from the league's inception, conceded to Orton.  "Well done Chip.  My three-man rotation strategy almost worked.  Promoting my two young catchers (William Bickel and last season's team #1 draft pick James Scherer) from the minors definitely assisted in me winning the division and making a good run in the playoffs as well.  I am pleased with my run even though I came up one game short. I have a saying: Expectations are the root of disappointment! I never expected to get to the SIMBL Coveted Cup so I exceeded my expectations two series ago!"

Las Vegas becomes the second team in SIMBL history, joining six-time champion San Diego, to win multiple SIMBL titles.  Orton, being mobbed by his players, only could muster, "Wow, I am speechless!"

The season will be put on hold briefly as SIMBL GM's looking to do last-minute contract extensions get their offers in.

Congratulations to Las Vegas and credit to Boston for coming two runs shy of pulling off the impossible with a mediocre roster and 3-man rotation.

ULDS
BOSTON (3) 4 DALTON (1) 2
MVP: Floyd Collins SP BOSTON
CALGARY (4) 4 TEXAS (3) 2
MVP: Steven Yingling SP CALGARY
ULCS
BOSTON (3) 4 CALGARY (4) 2
MVP: Floyd Collins SP BOSTON

SLDS
LAS VEGAS (3) 4 SAN DIEGO (1) 1
MVP: Anthony Puffer SP LAS VEGAS
BIRMINGHAM (2) 4 OREGON (4) 3
MVP: Claude McNeely SP BIRMINGHAM
SLCS
LAS VEGAS (3) 4 BIRMINGHAM (2) 1
MVP: Hilario Testa SP LAS VEGAS

2014 SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
LAS VEGAS 4 BOSTON 3
MVP: Tony Benitez RF LAS VEGAS

2016

POWERHOUSE SAN DIEGO MAKES SIMBL HISTORY EN ROUTE TO SEVENTH OVERALL COVETED CUP RING

'Wolves Become First Team In SIMBL History To Go Undefeated In Postseason

The new superstar, San Diego CF Pablo Figueroa, carries the old superstar, 3B Daryl Ryles, on his back after the Warewolves won their seventh overall SIMBL championship in twelve seasons by sweeping the Los Angeles Meat Puppets in the 2016 SIMBL CS.  The 37 year-old Ryles, the best player in SIMBL postseason history, kept true to his legend by blasting a home run and being named Player Of The Game in the deciding Game Six.

The season came to a crashing halt for the Los Angeles Meat Puppets when the San Diego Warewolves beat them 8-3 today at Hollywood Bowl to sweep the SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series 4-0.

Fans in San Diego have already begun the celebration and officials are expecting huge numbers when the championship parade takes place in a few days.

"Unbelievable for us, for our fans," the elated Warewolves GM Paul Ware said. "This team has worked as hard as any team ever. They deserve it. What these guys have done -- they're going to enjoy it for a long time."

This was the seventh SIMBL championship for the Warewolves, who beat Los Angeles for the third time in the SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series after wins over them also in 2009 and 2012.  The 'Wolves made SIMBL history by becoming the first team to go 12-0 in the SIMBL postseason that also included sweeps of Ruston in the SLDS and Las Vegas in the SLCS.

Asked after the game, what it's like to lose in the SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series, Los Angeles GM Dave Bliley replied, "You want the results to be different." Then he added, "They simply outplayed us, they deserve it. They beat us. They're the champions."

San Diego finished the season with a record of 114-48 and ranked first in the Syndicate League West.

Congratulations to Paul on his history-making season and to all SIMBL GMS on yet another conclusion to another successful and fun SIMBL season together.

ULDS
BRISTOL (1) 4 DALLAS (4) 2
MVP: Jairo Martinez SP BRISTOL
LOS ANGELES 4 (3) DALTON (2) 3
MVP: Steven Hermosillo CF LOS ANGELES

SLDS
SAN DIEGO (1) 4 RUSTON (3) 0
MVP: Bill Hyer CL SAN DIEGO
LAS VEGAS (2) 4 OREGON (4) 1
MVP: Tony Benitez RF LAS VEGAS

ULCS

LOS ANGELES (3) 4 BRISTOL (1) 1
MVP: Jerry Worthey SP LOS ANGELES

SLCS
SAN DIEGO (1) 4 LAS VEGAS (2) 0
MVP: Pablo Figueroa CF SAN DIEGO

2016 SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

SAN DIEGO 4 LOS ANGELES 0
MVP: Larry Galusha 3B SAN DIEGO

2017

SIMPLY A CLASSIC!

OWLS & HITMEN GIVE THE SIMBL A COVETED CUP TO REMEMBER

Grady's Single In Bottom Of Tenth In Game Seven Gives Bristol It's First SIMBL Title In Electrifying Fashion

It's bedlam in The Park At Chippen Hills in Bristol as the Owls' Barry Grady is mobbed by his teammates after singling in pinch-runner Jeffrey Huey in the bottom of the tenth inning in Game Seven of the 2017 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series to give Bristol a 9-8 win over Chicago.  Facing a 8-5 deficit in the top of the ninth inning, Chicago's $18,000,000 SFA R.J. Poole earned his salary by clobbering a three-run homer to tie the game at 8-8 and sent the game and series into extra-innings before Grady's single gave charter SIMBL GM Greg Checovetes his first SIMBL title after thirteen seasons at the helm in Bristol.

Chicago star slugger R.J. Poole (above) watches his Hitmen tie the game in the top of the ninth inning on his three-run blast in Game Seven of the 2017 SIMBL CS.  Poole's shot tied the game at 8-8 after Chicago was down 8-5 and down to their final three outs and sent the game into extra-innings in one of the best games in SIMBL history that will be remembered for seasons to come.  The former 2014 SFA became the second player in SIMBL history to hit 50 home runs in a season this past season and drove in 169 runs, the third-most in SIMBL history.

2017 SIMBL CS MVP:
Barry Grady Bristol

Saturday, November 4th, 2017: "This is why we play the game," commented Bristol's GM Greg Checovetes after his club captured their first SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series crown by beating the Chicago Hitmen 9-8 in ten innings today at The Park at Chippens Hill to win the 2017 SIMBL CS in seven classic games.

"Baseball don't get any better than this."

In a classic series and Game Seven that will be remembered in the SIMBL for seasons to come, The Owls overcame losing their ace starting pitcher Joey Coulston who had to leave the game in the top of the first inning after suffering a hamstring injury. The Owls overcame a 5-3 deficit to take a 8-5 lead in the bottom of the 6th inning.

In a shot that will be long-remembered in SIMBL circles, the Hitmen's third baseman and former 2014 SFA R.J. Poole clubbed a three-run homer in the top of the ninth to tie the game 8-8. The Owls couldn't score after getting the speedy Jeremy Bevil to second base to send the game into extra-innings in Game Seven of the 2017 SIMBL Championship.

Chicago was retired in order by Owls reliever Bobby Barnwell in the top of the 10th.

In the bottom of the inning, the SIMBL's top prospect, catcher Alfonso Olivarria, the second overall pick in last season's 2016 SIMBL Draft, walked. The Owls' speedy Jeffrey Huey was inserted as a pinch-runner and went to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Jose Zeno. 2017 UL MVP candidate Barry Grady, who enjoyed a monster breakout season in the regular season, then singled off in Huey off of one of the best closers in the SIMBL, William Randazzo, to give the Owls the walk-off win and sending Bristol fans in The Park At Chippens Hill into a frenzy.

It is the first SIMBL Championship for Owls GM Greg Checovetes after thirteen seasons at the helm and after going 0 for 5 in five previous ULCS attempts.

The Owls were victorious 4-3 in the series after completing the regular season 104-58 and finishing in first place in the Union League East.

The losing GM Mike Lynch had his say, too, telling reporters, "Despite the loss, this year has been a pretty good story, a doggone good story. I'm proud of my guys. We had great veteran leadership and we had players that never gave up -- no quit in us at all. And it got us here. And I'm proud of that. I think you might see the Hitmen back here soon."

ULDS
BRISTOL (1) 4 BEND (3) 2
MVP: Daniel Klar 1B BRISTOL
BOSTON 4 (4) CALGARY (2) 1
MVP: James Scherer C BOSTON

SLDS
SAN DIEGO (1) 4 ASHEVILLE (4) 1
MVP: Bruce Tucker SP SAN DIEGO
CHICAGO (2) 4 RUSTON (3) 0
MVP: Glenn Murphy SP CHICAGO

ULCS
BRISTOL (1) 4 BOSTON (4) 2
MVP: Lenny Lamarga 2B BRISTOL

SLCS
CHICAGO (2) 4 SAN DIEGO (1) 1
MVP: Glenn Murphy SP CHICAGO

2017 SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
BRISTOL 4 CHICAGO 3
MVP: Barry Grady CF BRISTOL

2018

Calgary Clippers teammates storm the field in a silenced San Diego Great American Ballpark and celebrate their first SIMBL championship in eleven postseason appearances for GM Christian DeMarco. The Clips went seven tough games in the ULCS with Sacramento and followed that with another tough seven games against San Diego in the 2018 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series. Calgary's ending of their infamous postseason choke streak concludes the SIMBL's First File Era as the league heads towards a new file and the conversion to OOTP 11 next.

2018 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series:
Game One: San Diego 8 Calgary 3
Game Two: San Diego 4 Calgary 1
Game Three: Calgary 13 San Diego 10
Game Four: Calgary 7 San Diego 6 (10 Innings)
Game Five: Calgary 9 San Diego 4
Game Six: San Diego 13 Calgary 7
Game Seven: Calgary 4 San Diego 2
2018 SIMBL CS MVP:
Ray Barrot RF Calgary

GM Christian DeMarco's Calgary Clippers ended their infamous and dubious distinction of being the SIMBL's choke artists supreme when it comes to the SIMBL postseason. The Clippers, known as the '1990's Atlanta Braves of SIMBL' for their failure to win a single championship despite ten previous playoff appearances with powerhouse teams, finally ripped the raven off of their necks and won the 2018 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series in grand style by defeating GM Paul Ware's seven-time SIMBL champion San Diego Warewolves in seven games.

The series was another classic SIMBL Coveted Cup going down to the last out in a white-knuckle affair. As is the custom and tradition in the SIMBL, the series was run with a live SIM over the phone with SIMBL Vice-Commissioner and Ruston GM Jamey Carter handling the honors with DeMarco and Ware on the phone making ingame decisions while managing their teams.

The Clippers, who lost their previous two trips to the SIMBL CS by being swept by Oregon in 2011 and losing in six games to San Diego in 2014, lost the first two games at San Diego. The ten-time UL Central Champions then won the next three games of the series, including a rare postseason defeat of future SIMBL Hall Of Fame ace Bobby Grimes, to go up 3-2 in the series before the 'Wolves came roaring back with a 13-7 Game Six victory in Calgary to tie the series and force a Game Seven in San Diego.

Game Seven was one for the ages as the Clippers former second-round draft pick RF Delbert Howes homered in the top of the second off of former Ruston first-round draft pick and rookie Ron Webb to give Calgary a 1-0 lead. An error and a wild pitch by Webb in the top of the third scored the Clippers speedy leadoff man CF Hugo Latta to give Calgary a 2-0 lead. San Diego added a run in the bottom of the fourth to cut the deficit to 2-1.

Calgary UL MVP candidate Ray Barrot, who continued his dominance in the playoffs by hitting .341 with 7 HR and 22 RBI, then scored catcher Charlie Thompson on a fielders choice in the top of the seventh to put the Clips up 3-1.

Ware, going with his trademark usage of all lefthanded pitchers, then brought in his young closer Evaristo Gonzalez who loaded the bases in the top of the ninth and then walked Howes forcing home 1B Chris Cota to give the Clippers a 4-1 lead in front of 43,409 silenced 'Wolves fans in their Great American Ballpark.

The seven-time SIMBL champs didn't go down easily though. SS Israel Moton singled off of former first-round draft pick and rookie Jeremiah Flores. The speedy Moton then stole second base on a weak throw by Calgary catcher Charlie Thompson. Two-time SL MVP Aaron Rasch then singled in Moton and moved to second on the throw to home plate to make it a 4-2 game with no outs.

The 10/9/8-rated Flores then got the dangerous Pablo Figueroa, who sizzled during the entire playoffs with a .329 average with 7 HR and 16 RBI, to fly out though allowing Rasch to tag up to third base. Flores then walked fellow rookie 1B Jose Ibanez to put runners at first and third with one out in a two-run game for all the marbles in the 2018 SIMBL season.

DeMarco then decided that he had enough and brought in another one of his former first-round reliever draft picks, Francis Cox, who had been relegated to a starting pitcher for the postseason after being an All-Star setup man this season. Cox, who started and won Game Three of the series, then got Greg Lainez to ground into a double-play to end the white-knuckle affair and give DeMarco and his Clippers their first SIMBL championship.

"It finally feels good," an exuberant DeMarco shouted to reporters in the celebrating locker room. "But, these guys couldn't do anything easy for me. If I had to wait fourteen seasons and three and a half real-life years to get a SIMBL ring, they were going to make me a nervous wreck until the last out! Paul's teams are always tough and we really didn't expect to win this series with both of his top two pitchers completely rested and ours not going in to start the series."

Ware conceded after the dramatic series.

"We really thought we had this series won after the sixth game going back to San Diego. You have to give Christian and his Clippers credit. He always has great offensive teams but his bullpen that he built, by the draft and some savvy trades specifically for situations like this, was the difference in Game Seven and throughout the series. Congratulations to Christian. It's the Clippers' time," said Ware.

That wraps it up for the SIMBL's first fourteen seasons and the end of the First File Era. The SIMBL's 15th Anniversary Season will begin with a new file and inaugural draft in an effort to correct the old files' unsuccessful jump from OOTP 6.5 to OOTP 10 in which the league devoted the three previous seasons (2016-2018) to.

The SIMBL League Office stated that an announcement of the schedule of the new file proceedings will be announced shortly and events should be taking shape after a one week grace period to allow the leagues leadership and its GMS to prepare for the new file and draft.

2018 SIMBL CS GAME ONE:

SAN DIEGO 8 CALGARY 3
WP: Bobby Grimes (3-0) LP: Javier Martinez (2-2)
HR: Aaron Rasch SD 2 (5) Ray Gardner SD (1)
San Diego Leads Series 1-0
Player Of The Game: Aaron Rasch C San Diego
3 for 5 3 R 2 HR 4 RBI

2018 SIMBL CS GAME TWO:

SAN DIEGO 4 CALGARY 1
WP: Bruce Tucker (4-0) LP: Son Haynes (0-3)
SV: Evaristo Gonzalez (3)
HR: Pedro Coria CGY (2) Jose Ibanez SD (4) Aaron Rasch SD (6)
San Diego Leads Series 2-0
POG: Bruce Tucker SP San Diego
8.0 IP 6 H 1 R 1 ER 0 BB 2 K

2018 SIMBL CS GAME THREE:

CALGARY 13 SAN DIEGO 10
WP: Francis Cox (2-1) LP: Ron Webb (1-2)
SV: Lester Almaraz (2)
HR: Aaron Rasch SD (7) Michael Fulghum SD (1) Greg Lainez SD (1)
Hugo Latta CGY 2 (3) Ray Barrot CGY (6)
San Diego Leads Series 2-1
POG: Hugo Latta CF Calgary
3 for 5 3 R 2 HR SB 6 RBI

2018 SIMBL CS GAME FOUR:

CALGARY 7 SAN DIEGO 6 (WALK-OFF WIN BOTTOM OF 11TH INNING)
WP: Lester Almaraz (3-0) LP: Rayford Lingo (0-1)
HR: Pablo Figueroa SD (7) Hugo Latta CGY (4) Pedro Coria CGY (3)
Series Tied 2-2
POG: Pablo Figueroa CF San Diego
3 for 6 1 R HR 2 RBI

2018 SIMBL CS GAME FIVE:

CALGARY 9 SAN DIEGO 4
WP: Javier Martinez (3-2) LP: Bobby Grimes (2-1)
HR: Larry Galusha SD (1) Pedro Coria CGY (3) Chris Cota CGY (3)
Ray Barrot CGY (7)
Calgary Leads Series 3-2
POG: Delbert Howes LF Calgary
3 for 4 1 R 2B 3 RBI

2018 SIMBL CS GAME SIX:

SAN DIEGO 13 CALGARY 7

WP: Bruce Tucker (5-0) LP: Son Haynes (0-4)
HR: Santiago Hernandez SD (1) Pedro Coria CGY (4)
Series Tied 3-3
POG: Santiago Hernandez RF San Diego
2 for 4 2 R HR 5 RBI

2018 SIMBL CS GAME SEVEN:

CALGARY 4 SAN DIEGO 2
WP: Zachariah Tardif (4-0) LP: Ron Webb (1-3)
SV: Francis Cox (1)
HR: Delbert Howes CGY (2)
Calgary Wins Series 4-3
POG: Zachariah Tardif SP Calgary
7.0 IP 10 H 1 R 1 ER 0 BB 3 K

ULDS
SACRAMENTO (3) 4 BRISTOL (1) 1
MVP: Frank Marzano 1B SACRAMENTO
CALGARY (2) 4 BOSTON (4) 2
MVP: Zachariah Tardif SP CALGARY

SLDS
SAN DIEGO (1) 4 ASHEVILLE (4) 1
MVP: Bruce Tucker SP SAN DIEGO
RUSTON (3) 4 CHICAGO (2) 0
MVP: Comet Verae CF RUSTON

ULCS
CALGARY (2) 4 SACRAMENTO (3) 3
MVP: Chris Cota 1B CALGARY

SLCS
SAN DIEGO (1) 4 RUSTON (3) 1
MVP: Bobby Grimes SP SAN DIEGO

2018 SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
CALGARY 4 SAN DIEGO 3
MVP: Ray Barrot RF CALGARY

2019

WOLVES AVENGE LAST SEASON'S DEFEAT TO 'CLIPS IN SIMBL CS TO WIN EIGHTH SIMBL TITLE

Pitching Prevails As San Diego's Stellar Starting Pitching Holds Calgary's Big Bats In Check In Six Games

2019 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series:
Game One: San Diego 4 Calgary 1
Game Two: San Diego 2 Calgary 1
Game Three: Calgary 5 San Diego 1
Game Four: Calgary 6 San Diego 5
Game Five: San Diego 4 Calgary 3
Game Six: San Diego 6 Calgary 3
2019 SIMBL CS MVP:
Alberto Tovar SP San Diego
2-0 16.3 IP 0.00 ERA 18 K


San Diego veteran SP Rhett Forrester (above) was masterful in the Warewolves' run to their eighth SIMBL title going 5-0 and winning the SIMBL title-clinching Game Six in Calgary over the defending SIMBL champion Clippers.


After being regarded as a major disappointment as an New File Era Inaugural Draft first-round draft pick for Sunnyvale and then traded to Astoria all this past season, 'Wolves 1B Frank 'The Tank' Hodges (above) came alive in the 2019 SIMBL CS swatting two game-changing home runs in Games Five and Six including this one in the series-clinching Game Six 6-3 San Diego win.

Top pitching talent wins over top offensive talent in the SIMBL. At least this time.

The San Diego Warewolves of GM Paul Ware used the SIMBL's top-ranked starting pitching rotation to hold the league's most potent offense in check defeating GM Christian DeMarco's Calgary Clippers to avenge last season's seven-game loss to them in the 2018 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series and are the 2019 SIMBL Champions.

The 'Wolves defeated the 'Clips for the second time in three SIMBL CS meetings and won their unprecedented eighth SIMBL title in the league's fifteen seasons of play. It was the 'Wolves tenth SIMBL CS appearance where they are now 8-2.

The Clippers, eleven-time UL Central Champions, finally won their first SIMBL Championship last season after eleven previous postseason trips. The Clippers are now 1-3 in SIMBL CS appearances in 2011, 2014, 2018 and 2019. San Diego and Calgary, the league's top two all-time winning franchises after fifteen seasons, have met three times in the SIMBL CS: 2014, 2018 and 2019. It was the first time in SIMBL history that the same two teams met in consecutive Coveted Cups.

In Game Four, the Clippers came back in late innings to win 6-5. Calgary's uber-reliever Bob Detty was phenomenal and took the win to even the series at 2-2. In Game Five, aces Alberto Tovar of San Diego and Craig Byrd of Calgary battled late until San Diego prevailed in another one-run win 4-3. Wolves' closer Kelvin Wilson saved his eighth game of the postseason tying a SIMBL playoff record.

In the deciding Game Six, San Diego's Rhett Forrester continued his postseason dominance over Calgary's 25-game winner Joey Morgan, who slipped to 1-4 in the 2019 postseason, to give the 'Wolves a 6-3 win and the 2019 SIMBL Coveted Cup title. Forrester was 5-0 in the 'Wolves' run to their eighth SIMBL title and first since the 2016 SIMBL season.

San Diego stellar starting pitching held the high-octane Calgary offense to 18 runs in the series' six games. Three of the six games were one-run games and San Diego held Calgary to three runs or under in their four wins.

Game One: San Diego 4 Calgary 1
WP: Alberto Tovar LP: Craig Byrd
San Diego Leads Series 1-0
Player Of The Game: Alberto Tovar SP San Diego
8.0 IP 5 H 1 R 1 ER 0 BB 7 K

Game Two: San Diego 2 Calgary 1
WP: Rhett Forrester LP: Joey Morgan SV: Kelvin Wilson
San Diego Leads Series 2-0
Player Of The Game: Rhett Forrester SP San Diego
8.0 IP 4 H 1 R 1 ER 1 BB 2 K

Game Three: Calgary 5 San Diego 1

San Diego Leads Series 2-1
WP: Barrett Jenkins LP: Eric Kelley
Player Of The Game: Carlos Molina LF Calgary
2 for 5 2 HR Game-Winning Grand Slam Top Of 11th Inning 5 RBI

Game Four: Calgary 6 San Diego 5
Series Tied 2-2
W: Bob Detty (2-0) L: Eric Kelley (0-2)
Player Of The Game: Bruno Perillo C Calgary
4 for 5 2B 4 RBI
HR- CGY: Todd Jewell (2) SD: Frank Hodges (2)

Game Five: San Diego 4 Calgary 3
San Diego Leads Series 3-2
Player Of The Game: Alberto Tovar SP San Diego
8.1 IP 2 H 0 R 0 ER 2 BB 11 K
W: Alberto Tovar (4-2) L: Craig Byrd (2-3) S: Kelvin Wilson (8)
HR - CGY: Bruno Perillo (4) SD: Allen Larkin 2 (2)

Game Six: San Diego 6 Calgary 3

San Diego Wins Series 4-2
Player Of The Game: Frank Hodges 1B San Diego
3 for 5 HR 3 RBI
W: Rhett Forrester (5-0) L: Joey Morgan (1-4) S: Ronald Henderson (1)
HR - SD: Kel Griffin (4), Frank Hodges (3)

ULDS
BRISTOL (1) 4 BEND (4) 3
MVP: Hubie Graham LF Bristol
.310 BA 2 HR 10 RBI
CALGARY (2) 4 OREGON (3) 2
MVP: Javier Guzman SP Calgary
2-0 17 IP 1.05 ERA 17 K

SLDS
SAN DIEGO (1) 4 KNOXVILLE (4) 1
MVP: Denny Heller CF San Diego
.350 BA 1 HR 9 RBI
AUGUSTA (3) 4 SUNNYVALE (2) 0
MVP: Alex Lynch SP Augusta
2-0 17 IP 0.53 ERA 16 K

ULCS
CALGARY (2) 4 BRISTOL (1) 3
MVP: Bruno Perillo C Calgary
.414 BA 3 HR 15 RBI 1.227 OPS

SLCS
SAN DIEGO (1) 4 AUGUSTA (3) 1
MVP: Rhett Forrester SP SD
2-0 15.0 IP 0.60 ERA 12 K

2019 SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
SAN DIEGO 4 CALGARY 2
MVP: Alberto Tovar SP San Diego
2-0 16.3 IP 0.00 ERA 18 K

2020

MANHATTAN BEACH COMES OFF THE ROPES TO DEFEAT OREGON FOR 2020 SIMBL CHAMPIONSHIP

Seals Young SP Callaghan Pitches 'Game Of His Life' In Game Seven, Blanks Pioneers On Five-Hit Complete Game Shutout

2020 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series:
Game One: Manhattan Beach 6 Oregon 3
Game Two: Manhattan Beach 6 Oregon 3
Game Three: Oregon 4 Manhattan Beach 2
Game Four: Oregon 7 Manhattan Beach 4
Game Five: Oregon 2 Manhattan Beach 1
Game Six: Manhattan Beach 3 Oregon 1
Game Seven: Manhattan Beach 3 Oregon 0
2020 SIMBL CS MVP:
Jamal Wilson
CF Manhattan Beach

.400 BA 6 R 8 RBI .904 OPS

Manhattan Beach closer Donnie Ames (above) has fun spraying down the Seals faithful after he closed the door in Game Seven for his eighth save in eight games, tying a SIMBL postseason record, during the Seals' 2020 championship run.

Manhattan Beach players (from left: Donnie Ames, 2020 SIMBL CS MVP Jamal Wilson, Layne Hamilton and Alberto Alvarez) get doused in a very wet Seals clubhouse celebrating their Game Seven victory over Oregon which gave them the 2020 SIMBL crown.

Manhattan Beach's 25 year-old SP Billy Callaghan (above) was brilliant in Game Seven of the 2020 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series.  The 7/4/5-rated righthander went 9.0 IP allowing five hits and no runs while walking two and sitting down eight.  Callaghan outpitched Oregon's twenty-game winner Carlos Quintana in the finale.

Congratulations go out to the SIMBL's Australian mate, GM Shane Day, and his Manhattan Beach Seals for coming back from a three games to two deficit, winning both Game Six and Game Seven, to win the 2020 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series over Oregon GM Mike Senn's Pioneers.  It was the sixth SIMBL Championship Series in SIMBL history to go the full seven game distance.

It is the first SIMBL championship in franchise history for the Seals, who earlier in their SIMBL existence were the Dalton Dawgs, Columbus Thundercats and Edmonton Crackercats.  The exciting seven-game series completes the second worst-to-SIMBL Champions one-season turnaround in SIMBL history.  The Seals finished 75-87 last season in last place in the SL West.  This season they went 96-66 winning the SL West and putting an end to San Diego's unprecedented 15-season division title streak.  The Seals also defeated the Warewolves in five games in the 2020 SLCS.  The only other team to complete a worst-to-SIMBL Champions transformation in one season was the legendary Cinderella Pocatello Timberjacks in the 2008 season.  The T-Jacks lost 91 games the previous season and came back from a three games to one series deficit against Texas in the 2008 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series to win it all in what some SIMBL followers to this day consider the best series in SIMBL postseason history.

The Pioneers fail to win their second SIMBL Championship after sweeping Calgary in 2011 as a wildcard, one of only two wildcard teams to ever win the SIMBL Coveted Cup.

The series saw the Pioneers finally knock around the previously untouchable Seals starting pitchers Bobby Bruno and Dave Jackson in Games Four and Five to come back from a 2-1 series deficit to within one game away from winning it all and held a 3-2 series lead.  Manhattan Beach youngsters Bartolo Vera and Billy Callaghan then limited Oregon to two total runs in the last two games to seal the comeback for the title.  Combined with a hardluck 2-1 Game Five loss, the Seals held the Pioneers to three total runs in the last three games of the series.

The 7/4/5-rated Callaghan pitched the game of his life when called upon to go against Oregon's twenty-game winner Carlos Quintana in Game Seven.  The 25 year-old righthander threw a complete game five-hitter with two walks and eight strikeouts to give the Seals the series which cemented them as a serious future SL and SIMBL contenders.

Bobby Bruno, the Seals favorite to win this season's SL Hurler Of The Year Award, went 4-1 with a 3.75 ERA in five starts in Manhattan Beach's march through the 2020 SL playoffs.  Dave Jackson went 4-1 in five starts with a 3.07 ERA.  Closer Donnie Ames was perfect with 8 saves (tying a SIMBL postseason record) in eight playoff appearances and a 0.00 ERA allowing only three hits in 8.0 innings.  CF Jamal Wilson hit .286 with 8 RBI scoring eleven runs and stealing eleven bases throughout the 2020 postseason.

Manhattan Beach CF Jamal Wilson, who had a terrific 2020 regular season, was named the 2020 SIMBL CS MVP by hitting .400 (12 for 30), scoring six runs, stealing four bases and driving in eight big runs with a .904 OPS in the seven games.

GAME ONE:

MANHATTAN BEACH 6 OREGON 3
Manhattan Beach Leads Series 1-0
W: Bobby Bruno (4-0) L: Carlos Quintana (3-1) S: Domingo Francisco (1)
HR - MAN: Manny Fuentes (2)
Player Of The Game: Kel Sanford 1B Oregon
2 for 4 1 R 1 RBI
Manhattan C Matthew Boggs hurt and out for three months

GAME TWO:

MANHATTAN BEACH 6 OREGON 3
Manhattan Beach Leads Series 2-0
W: Dave Jackson (4-0) L: Darby Hendrickson (1-3) S: Donnie Ames (7)
HR - ORE: Clyde Dunham (2)
Player Of The Game: Jamal Wilson CF Manhattan Beach
3 for 5 1 R 2B 3 RBI SB

GAME THREE:

OREGON 4 MANHATTAN BEACH 2
Manhattan Beach Leads Series 2-1
W: Michael Gambino (3-2) L: Bartolo Vera (1-2) S: Andrew Stephens (6)
HR - None
Player Of The Game: Michael Gambino SP Oregon
8.0 IP 4 H 2 R 1 ER 2 BB 6 K

GAME FOUR:

OREGON 7 MANHATTAN BEACH 4
Series Tied 2-2
W: Michael Gambino (3-2) L: Bartolo Vera (1-2) S: Andrew Stephens (6)
HR - None
Player Of The Game: Alberto Alvarez SS Manhattan Beach
3 for 5 1 R HR 3 RBI

GAME FIVE
:


OREGON 2 MANHATTAN BEACH 1
Oregon Leads Series 3-2
W: Darby Hendrickson (2-3) L: Dave Jackson (4-1) S: Andrew Stephens (8)
HR - None
Player Of The Game: Darby Hendrickson SP Oregon
7.1 IP 5 H 1 R 1 ER 4 BB 3 K

GAME SIX:


MANHATTAN BEACH 3 OREGON 1
Series Tied 3-3
W: Bartolo Vera (2-2) L: Michael Gambino (3-3) S: Donnie Ames (8)
HR - MAN: Layne Hamilton (3)
Player Of The Game: Bartolo Vera SP Manhattan Beach
7.2 IP 9 H 1 R 1 ER 3 BB 6 K

GAME SEVEN:

MANHATTAN BEACH 3 OREGON 0

Manhattan Beach Wins Series 4-3
W: Billy Callaghan (2-0) L: Carlos Quintana (4-2)
HR - None
Player Of The Game: Billy Callaghan SP Manhattan Beach
9.0 IP 5 H 0 R 0 ER 2 BB 8 K

2020 ULDS
CALGARY (1) 4 BEND (4) 1
MVP: Vinny Corleone SP Calgary
2-0 0.54 ERA 16.2 IP 14 K
OREGON (3) 4 BOSTON (2) 2
MVP: Carlos Quintana SP Oregon
2-0 2.81 ERA 16.0 IP 11 K

2020 SLDS
MANHATTAN BEACH (1) 4 KNOXVILLE (3) 1
Manny Fuentes RF Manhattan Beach
.444 BA 1 HR 2 RBI 1.500 OPS
SAN DIEGO (4) 4 ROCHESTER (2) 3
Devin Corbin 2B San Diego
.458 BA 1 HR 5 RBI 1.083 OPS

2020 ULCS
OREGON (3) 4 CALGARY (1) 3
MVP: Mario Montalbano LF Oregon
.370 BA 3 HR 6 RBI 1.229 OPS

2020 SLCS
MANHATTAN BEACH (1) 4 SAN DIEGO (4) 1
MVP: Bobby Bruno SP Manhattan Beach
2-0 3.00 ERA 15.0 IP 3

2020 SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
MANHATTAN BEACH 4 OREGON 3
MVP: Jamal Wilson CF Manhattan Beach
.400 BA 6 R 8 RBI .904 OPS

2021

SAN DIEGO WINS NINTH SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP

'Wolves Legend Bobby Grimes Superb In Series Clincher

2021 SIMBL Coveted Championship Series:
Game One: San Diego 7 Dallas 4
Game Two: Dallas 4 San Diego 2
Game Three: San Diego 6 Dallas 2
Game Four: San Diego 5 Dallas 3
Game Five: Dallas 6 San Diego 0
Game Six: San Diego 7 Dallas 3
2021 SIMBL CS MVP:
Bobby Grimes SP San Diego
2 GS 2-0 2.50 ERA 0.94 WHIP 18.0 IP 14 H 5 R 5 ER 3 BB 6 K

San Diego's impeccable legend and 295-game winner Bobby Grimes (above) smells blood pitching in the top of the 9th inning in Game Six of the 2021 SIMBL CS.  The 38 year-old Grimes, who returned to the SIMBL as a free agent-at-large last offseason after a three-season retirement, added to his legend by throwing a complete-game allowing three runs on eight hits in the clinching Game Six helping the 'Wolves 9th SIMBL Championship in the SIMBL's 17 seasons of play.

Congratulations to San Diego GM Warren Pineau whose 'Wolves won the 2021 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series four games to two over the Cinderella Dallas Texans of GM Robert Don.

San Diego keeps up its SIMBL dynasty winning their second SIMBL title in the first three seasons of the SIMBL New File Era.  The 'Wolves win their unprecedented 9th SIMBL ring in 17 seasons and their 9th in 11 trips to the SIMBL CS.

SIMBL legend Bobby Grimes showed why he will be a first ballot SIMBL Hall Of Famer by going another complete game scattering 8 hits allowing three runs in clinching another SIMBL championship.  Grimes returned to San Diego last offseason in free agency after a three-season retirement and now has been a part of 8 San Diego SIMBL championships.  Grimes was splendid in the 2021 SIMBL postseason going 6-0 with a 3.28 ERA.

San Diego DH Kory Stone's three-run shot off of the Texans impressive Anthony Green in the bottom of the 7th inning turned a 3-2 'Wolves lead into a 6-2 breakout.  After that, the 38 year-old Grimes just smelled blood and it was a good as over as the 295 game-winner went untouched the rest of the way in San Diego's electric Great American Ballpark.

Congratulations to Warren for the title and Robert for a great run and all of the SIMBL's 24 GMs on another exciting and successful season of fun play.  The SIMBL's 18th season is forthcoming.

2021 SIMBL CS GAME ONE:

SAN DIEGO 7 DALLAS 4
San Diego Leads Series 1-0
W: Alberto Tovar (3-1) L: Tom Clifton (1-1)
HR: Paul Rose Dallas (3) Tony Aguilar Dallas 2 (3) Lance Stanley III (2) Kory Stone San Diego (6) Taki Taketo (6) Frank Hodges San Diego (5) Montelle James San Diego (3)
Player Of The Game: Tony Aguilar LF Dallas
2 for 4 2 R 2 RBI HR

A SIMBL CS record eight home runs did all of the scoring in 2021 SIMBL CS Game One as San Diego ace Alberto Tovar survives four home runs by Dallas.  Texans starter Tom Clifton also gave up four home runs.

2021 SIMBL CS GAME TWO:


DALLAS 4 SAN DIEGO 2 10 INNINGS

Series Tied 1-1
W: Juan Rivera (1-1) L: Kelly Wright (0-1)
HR: None
Player Of The Game: Dante Dawson 1B Dallas
4 for 4 1 R 1 BB 1 RBI

Returning from the DL, Dallas' Mark Haney tripled to lead of the top of the 10th inning then UL MVP candidate Tony Aguilar was intentionally walked and then stole second base.  SL Fireman Of The Year candidate Willie Roger DeMarco then entered the game and was greeted by a two-run single by Jim Nolan to put the Texans up 4-2.  Dallas closer Juan Rivera then shut the door in the bottom of the tenth retiring the dangerous San Diego middle of the lineup of Taki Taketo, Frank Hodges and Kory Stone in order to tie the series at one game each.

2021 SIMBL CS GAME THREE:


SAN DIEGO 6 DALLAS 2

San Diego Leads Series 2-1
W: Bobby Grimes (5-0) L: Ross Brooks (1-3)
HR: Adrian Bryant San Diego (2) Montelle James San Diego (4) Michael Ellis Dallas (4)
Player Of The Game: Bobby Grimes SP San Diego
9.0 IP 6 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 5 K

San Diego's 38 year-old eight-time SL Hurler Of The Year Bobby Grimes added to his legend by handcuffing Dallas with a six-hit complete game putting the 'Wolves up 2-1 in the 2021 SIMBL CS. Grimes is 5-0 with a 3.33 ERA this postseason.  San Diego carried a 6-0 lead going into the bottom of the eighth inning in a game that wasn't even in close in Dallas.

2021 SIMBL CS GAME FOUR:

SAN DIEGO 5 DALLAS 3

San Diego Leads Series 3-1
W: Kelly Wright (1-1) L: Rolland Lefebvre (2-2) SV: Willie Roger DeMarco (5)
HR: Kory Stone San Diego (7)
Player Of The Game: Kory Stone DH San Diego
1 for 4 1 R 2 RBI HR

In the top of the 9th inning in of a 3-3 ballgame in Dallas, San Diego 2B Scott Wyatt singled off of Dallas SP Rolland Lefebvre then was replaced by pinch runner Kel Griffin who promptly stole second base.  'Wolves SS Manny Romero then reached base on an error which scored Griffin to give San Diego a 4-3 lead.  

In came Texans stud closer Juan Rivera, who had been having a terrific season and postseason. Rivera allowed a single to the first batter he faced, Adrian Bryant, which scored Romero giving San Diego a 5-3 lead. 'Wolves star closer Willie Roger DeMarco came in to slam the door in the bottom of the 9th for his fifth save of the 2021 postseason and to give the 'Wolves a commanding 3-1 series lead.

2021 SIMBL CS GAME FIVE:

DALLAS 6 SAN DIEGO 0
San Diego Leads Series 3-2
W: Tom Clifton (2-1) L: Rhett Forrester (1-4)
HR: Paul Rose Dallas (4) Lance Stanley III (3)
Player Of The Game: Tom Clifton SP Dallas
7.0 IP 4 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 4 K

Dallas SP Tom Clifton and MR Michael O'Brien held San Diego's explosive offense to six hits in a shutout win in Dallas.  The Texans Paul Rose homered in the bottom of the 7th inning to break open a 3-0 game and Dallas scored another run to make it 6-0 by the end of the inning.  Rose went 3 for 4 with 3 RBI. The Texans CF Lance Stanley III also blasted a solo home run.

2021 SIMBL CS GAME SIX:

SAN DIEGO 7 DALLAS 3
San Diego Wins Series 4-2
W: Bobby Grimes (6-0) L: Anthony Green (3-1)
HR: Kory Stone San Diego (8) Kent Harvey San Diego (1)
Player Of The Game: Kory Stone DH San Diego
1 for 2 2 R 3 RBI 2 BB HR

2021 ULDS
CALGARY (1) 4 BOSTON (3) 3
MVP: Vinny Corleone SP Calgary
2 GS 1-0 13.1 IP 4 ER 2.70 ERA 3 BB 14 K 1.05 WHIP
DALLAS (4) 4 ASTORIA (2) 1
MVP: Roberto Torres SS Dallas
.375 AVG 3 HR 5 RBI 1.382 OPS

2021 SLDS
SAN DIEGO (1) 4 AUGUSTA (3) 2
MVP: Taki Taketo C San Diego
.435 AVG 2 HR 10 RBI 1.436 OPS
COLCHESTER (2) 4 HOLLYWOOD (4) 1
MVP: Carlos Ramirez SP Colchester
2 GS 0-0 11.1 IP 3 ER 2.38 ERA 5 BB 11 K 1.68 WHIP

2021 ULCS
DALLAS (4) 4 CALGARY (1) 3
MVP: Anthony Green SP Dallas
2 GS 2-0 17.0 IP 18 H 8 R 8 ER 4 BB 11 K 4.24 ERA 1.35 WHIP

2021 SLCS
SAN DIEGO (1) 4 COLCHESTER (2) 3
MVP: Bobby Grimes SP San Diego
3 GS 3-0 24.0 IP 22 H 10 R 8 ER 2 BB 12 K 3.00 ERA 1.00 WHIP

2021 SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
SAN DIEGO 4 DALLAS 2
MVP: Bobby Grimes SP San Diego
2 GS 2-0 18.0 IP 14 H 5 R 5 ER 3 BB 6 K

2022


HUNTERS DENY TEXANS, WIN SECOND FRANCHISE SIMBL CHAMPIONSHIP IN PAST THREE SEASONS

Hollywood Becomes Third Wildcard Team In SIMBL History To Win SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series

2022 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series:
Game One: Hollywood 7 Dallas 2
Game Two: Dallas 14 Hollywood 0
Game Three: Hollywood 7 Dallas 0
Game Four: Dallas 10 Hollywood 7
Game Five: Hollywood 4 Dallas 3
Game Six: Hollywood 4 Dallas 3
2022 SIMBL CS MVP:
Layne Hamilton
DH Hollywood
.450 AVG 5 HR 8 RBI

Hollywood's Layne Hamilton (right) pours the bubbly on teammate Matthew Boggs (right) after the Bounty Hunters clinched the 2022 SIMBL Championship with a 4-3 win over Dallas in Game Six.  Hamilton, who became the first player in SIMBL CS history to hit 3 HR in a SIMBL CS game, was named the 2022 SIMBL CS MVP while Boggs won the SLCS MVP award earlier in the postseason.


Hollywood's 23 year-old southpaw SP Bartolo Vera (above) bent but didn't break in Game Six of the 2022 SIMBL CS.  Vera went 6.0 IP allowing 8 hits, 3 runs and walked seven batters with no strikeouts before giving way to the Hunters bullpen foursome of Francisco Leon, Domingo Francisco, Carson Hunt and Manny Ortega who shut the Dallas Texans down the rest of the way limiting them to zero runs on one hit.

Congratulations to Hollywood GM Rodney Baylor as his Bounty Hunters are the 2022 SIMBL Champions winning the SIMBL Coveted Cup in six games over Dallas GM Robert Don's Texans.

It's the second SIMBL title in the past three seasons for the franchise as they won the 2022 SIMBL Championship as the former Manhattan Beach Seals before relocating to Hollywood after the 2020 season.  The Texans lose their second consecutive SIMBL CS in six games after succumbing to San Diego last season as well.  The SL West division has won all four SIMBL championships since the SIMBL New File Era began with the 2019 SIMBL season.

The Hunters seemed destined for the 2022 SIMBL ring when they came back from two runs down in the bottom of the 9th inning when 1B Mike Butler hit a two-run double off of Dallas closer Juan Rivera for the incredible walk-off win in Game Five leaving Dallas stunned.  It's only the third time in SIMBL history (Marin 2010 and Oregon in 2011) that a wildcard has won the SIMBL title.

SP Bartolo Vera was tough in the clinching Game Six allowing 8 hits and three runs in six innings.  The Bounty Hunters bullpen then used four relievers: former first-round draft picks Domingo Francisco and Francisco Leon, trade acquisition Carson Hunt and closer Manny Ortega, all of whom held the potent Texans lineup to just one hit and zero runs in the final three innings, to preserve the clinching win and 2022 SIMBL Championship.

The Texans offset the 'Hunters' Layne Hamilton's three home runs in Game Four to win 10-7 to tie the series at 2-2.  Hamilton became the first player in SIMBL CS history to club three homers in a game in the past 18 SIMBL title series.

Hamilton, who went 9 for 20 (.450 AVG) with 5 HR and 8 RBI, was named the 2022 SIMBL CS MVP.

Congratulations to all SIMBL GMs on yet another fun, competitive and exciting season after the triumphs and tragedies of the SIMBL in the past year as the league now heads into it's 19th season of play.

2022 SIMBL CS GAME ONE:

HOLLYWOOD 7 DALLAS 2
Hollywood Leads Series 1-0
WP: Bobby Bruno (2-0) LP: Tom Clifton (2-1)
HR: Layne Hamilton HWD (1) Jamal Wilson HWD (1)
Player Of The Game: Bobby Bruno SP Hollywood
8.1 IP 5 H 2 R 2 ER 0 BB 2 K

2022 SIMBL CS GAME TWO:

DALLAS 14 HOLLYWOOD 0
Series Tied 1-1
WP: Ross Brooks (1-1) LP: Bartolo Vera (2-1)
HR: Tony Aguilar DAL (3) Ricky Thompson DAL (1)
Player Of The Game: Ross Brooks SP Dallas
8.2 IP 2 H 0 R 0 ER 1 BB 5 K

SIMBL CS GAME THREE:

HOLLYWOOD 7 DALLAS 0
Hollywood Leads Series 2-1
WP: Dave Jackson (4-0) LP: Rolland Lefebvre (2-1)
HR: Layne Hamilton HWD (2) Matthew Boggs HWD (3) John Jackson HWD (1)
Player Of The Game: Dave Jackson SP Hollywood
8.2 IP 7 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 2 K

2022 SIMBL CS GAME FOUR:

DALLAS 10 HOLLYWOOD 7 (TEXANS SCORE 4 RUNS IN TOP OF 8TH INNING TO COMEBACK NEGATING LAYNE HAMILTON'S HISTORIC 3 HRS IN GAME)

Series Tied 2-2
WP: Eldon Grant (1-0) LP: Carson Hunt (0-2) SV: Juan Rivera (6)
HR: Layne Hamilton HWD 3 (5)
Player Of The Game: Layne Hamilton DH Hollywood
3 for 5 3 R 3 HR 4 RBI

2022 SIMBL CS GAME FIVE:

HOLLYWOOD 4 DALLAS 3 (HUNTERS 1B MIKE BUTLER'S TWO-RUN DOUBLE OFF OF STUD CLOSER JUAN RIVERA IN BOTTOM OF 9TH GIVES HOLLYWOOD THE COMEBACK FROM TWO-RUNS WALK-OFF WIN)
Hollywood Leads Series 3-2
WP: Manny Ortega (2-0) LP: Juan Rivera BS (2)(2-1)
HR: None
Player Of The Game: Scott Morgan SS Dallas
2 for 4 1 R 2B 2 RBI

2022 SIMBL CS GAME SIX:

HOLLYWOOD 4 DALLAS 3
Hollywood Wins Series 4-2
WP: Bartolo Vera (3-1) LP: Ross Brooks (1-2) SV: Manny Ortega (2)
HR: Mark Armstrong HWD (2)
Player Of The Game: Mark Armstrong LF Hollywood
1 for 4 1 R 2 RBI

2022 ULDS
CALGARY (1) 4 BEND (3) 3
MVP: Colt Mc Alister 1B Calgary
.400 AVG 3 HR 4 RBI
DALLAS (4) 4 WHITBY (2) 0
MVP: Jesus Montoya 1B Dallas
.462 AVG 0 HR 3 RBI

2022 SLDS
BOSTON (3) 4 SAN DIEGO (1) 3
MVP: Gregory Sheppard CF Boston
.423 AVG 3 HR 6 RBI
HOLLYWOOD (4) 4 LAS VEGAS (2) 0
MVP: Alberto Alvarez 2B Hollywood
.357 AVG 1 HR 2 RBI

2022 ULCS
DALLAS (4) 4 CALGARY (1) 3
MVP: Tony Aguilar LF Dallas
.333 AVG 2 HR 9 RBI

2022 SLCS
HOLLYWOOD (4) 4 BOSTON (3) 2
MVP: Matthew Boggs C Hollywood
.304 AVG 2 HR 10 RBI

2022 SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
HOLLYWOOD 4 DALLAS 2
MVP: Layne Hamilton DH Hollywood
.450 AVG 5 HR 8 RBI

2023

CALGARY WINS 2023 SIMBL TITLE WITH DRAMATIC GAME SEVEN EXTRA-INNING WALK-OFF VICTORY

Heartbroken Las Vegas Comes Back From 5-1 Deficit In 2023 SIMBL CS Game Seven Only To Let Title Slip Away

Calgary Clippers players hoist up the 2023 SIMBL Coveted Cup after winning a dramatic Game Seven in the bottom of the tenth inning against Las Vegas to give the Clippers only the second championship in five SIMBL CS appearances and in 16 overall trips to the postseason in the SIMBL's 19 seasons of play.

2023 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series:
Game One: Calgary 8 Las Vegas 7 (12 Innings)
Game Two: Las Vegas 7 Calgary 3
Game Three: Las Vegas 8 Calgary 2
Game Four: Calgary 6 Las Vegas 5
Game Five: Calgary 8 Las Vegas 1
Game Six: Las Vegas 10 Calgary 6
Game Seven: Calgary 6 Las Vegas 5 (10 Innings)

2023 SIMBL CS MVP:
Matthew Dupree
2B Calgary

The UL and SL top seeds proved in the 2023 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series why they were just that as the title series went an entire seven games and into extra-innings in Game Seven to provide a 2023 SIMBL Champion.  This year's series is the first to be won with a walk-off Game Seven win since Bristol defeated Chicago in the same fashion in the 2017 SIMBL CS.

The series could signify the future of the SIMBL title contenders as it put a veteran star-powered Calgary team up against a young up and coming Las Vegas squad as both solid squads could be possibly contending against each other for seasons to come.

The Calgary Clippers of GM Christian DeMarco end an infamous 1 for 15 postseason record of postseason futility by winning the second SIMBL championship in the team's 19-season history and the first since the 2018 season.

Las Vegas GM Carl Hannah's Hustlers came up just short as they held a two games to one series lead and came back from 4-0 and 5-1 deficits in Game Seven to force extra-innings before a walk-off win in the bottom of the 10th inning by the Clippers in Calgary's Victors Field ended their first chance at a SIMBL title since their 2013 and 2015 championship seasons.

Calgary won a twelve-inning Game One walk-off and then watched Las Vegas win the next two games to go up 2-1 in the series.  The Clippers won Games Four and Five to go up three games to two on the Hustlers before the Hustlers pounded Calgary in Game Six on the road to force the deciding Game Seven.

Las Vegas and Calgary aces Alan Alexander Anderson and Robert Swift battled it out throughout seven innings in Game Seven as the Clippers went up 4-0 and 5-1 on the Hustlers.  The two-time defending SL Central Champions battled back to tie the game 5-5 on a two-run blast from Kory Stone off of the past two season's UL Middle Reliever Of The Year Bob Detty.

The scored remained 5-5 as Las Vegas left a man on base in the top of the ninth inning and Calgary stranded two runners in the bottom of the ninth inning to force extra innings.

The Hustlers got 2B Cal Roberts aboard in the top of the 10th on a rare walk by reigning UL Fireman Of The Year Barrett Jenkins but the Clippers closer got out of it by getting SL Rookie Of The Year Carl Chaulk to ground into a double play and struck out Bartolo Chira to end the top of the tenth.

With the sellout home crowd at Victors Field jamming, SL Fireman Of The Year candidate Cedric Isaacson, who became the sixth closer in SIMBL history to achieve a 50-save season this season, entered the game and quickly struck out the first two batters in the bottom of the tenth before veteran Calgary 3B Steve Waddell singled.  On a 0-1 pitch Clippers longtime shortstop Joaquin Pena became a hero to a generation of Calgary fans as he singled in speedy pinch-runner Paul Lewis who had stolen second base the pitch before to give the hard-luck Clippers only their second SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship in the franchise's 19-season history.

Congratulations to Calgary GM Christian DeMarco and Las Vegas GM Carl Hannah on a great series and congratulations to all SIMBL GMs on another great season of play.

The SIMBL LCS and SIMBL CS MVPs announcement is forthcoming.

The SIMBL's 20th Anniversary is coming up next with the off-season and league file transfer information from OOTP 11 to OOTP 13 forthcoming on the January 1, 2024 league date.

2023 SIMBL CS GAME ONE:

CALGARY 8 LAS VEGAS 7 (WALK-OFF WIN IN BOTTOM OF 12TH INNING)
Calgary Leads Series 1-0
WP: Barrett Jenkins (1-0) LP: Blair Singleton (0-1)
HR: Carlos Molina Calgary (4)
Player Of The Game: Victor Cruz SS Las Vegas
3 for 5 0 R 3 RBI

Calgary bombs 19 year-old Las Vegas SP Riley Charboneau for a 7-1 lead after four innings but Las Vegas claws back and ties it up 7-7 to force extra innings before a Steve Waddell double off of former SL Fireman Of The Year Blair Singleton drives home Matthew Dupree in the bottom of the 12th as Calgary holds on for a walk-off win at home and go up 1-0 in the series.

2023 SIMBL CS GAME TWO:

LAS VEGAS 7 CALGARY 3
Series Tied 1-1
WP: Jim Spears (1-0) LP: Craig Byrd (1-2)
HR: Randall Lewis Las Vegas (3) Glenn Wilson Las Vegas (1)
Player Of The Game: Randall Lewis 1B Las Vegas
3 for 5 1 R 2 2B HR 3 RBI

Las Vegas gets up 4-0 on UL Hurler Of The Year candidate Craig Byrd and never looks back as Las Vegas SL Slugger Of The Year Randell Lewis candidate belts two run-scoring doubles and a home run to tie the series up 1-1 at Calgary's Victors Field.

2023 SIMBL CS GAME THREE:

LAS VEGAS 8 CALGARY 2
Las Vegas Leads Series 2-1
WP: Alan Alexander Anderson (4-2) LP: Robert Swift (1-2)
HR: Kory Stone Las Vegas (2) Iwane Kondo Las Vegas (4)
Player Of The Game: Kory Stone RF Las Vegas
2 for 4 1 R 2B HR 3 RBI  

Las Vegas roughs up Calgary 19-game winner Robert Swift for 4 runs on 9 hits in 6 innings and then also knocks around UL Middle Reliever Of The Year candidate Luis Martinez for another four runs in two innings to rout the Clippers at Las Vegas' Guinness Park to go up 2-1 in the series with Games 4 and 5 remaining at home before going back to Calgary for possible Games 6 and 7.

2023 SIMBL CS GAME FOUR:

CALGARY 6 LAS VEGAS 5
Series Tied 2-2
WP: Bob Detty (2-1) LP: Blair Singleton (0-2) SV: Barrett Jenkins (3)
HR: Robinson O'Neil Las Vegas (1)
Player Of The Game: Robinson O'Neil LF Las Vegas
3 for 5 1 R 2 2B HR 1 RBI

2023 SIMBL CS GAME FIVE:

CALGARY 8 LAS VEGAS 1
Calgary Leads Series 3-2  
WP: Vinny Corleone (3-0) LP: Riley Charboneau (1-2)
HR: None
Player Of The Game: Vinny Corleone SP Calgary
9.0 IP 5 H 1 R 1 ER 1 BB 5 K

2023 SIMBL CS GAME SIX:

LAS VEGAS 10 CALGARY 6
Series Tied 3-3
WP: Jim Spears (2-0) LP: Craig Byrd (1-3)
HR: Randall Lewis Las Vegas (4) Glenn Wilson Las Vegas 2 (3) Iwane Kondo Las Vegas (5)
Player Of The Game: Glenn Wilson C Las Vegas
2 for 2 2 R 2 BB 2 HR 4 RBI

CALGARY 6 LAS VEGAS 5 (WALK-OFF WIN IN BOTTOM OF 10TH INNING)
Calgary Wins Series 4-3
WP: Barrett Jenkins (2-0) LP: Cedric Isaacson (1-2)
HR: Kory Stone Las Vegas (3) David Campbell Las Vegas (2) Matthew Dupree Calgary (1)
Player Of The Game: Randall Lewis 1B Las Vegas
3 for 5 1 R 1 RBI

2024

SAN DIEGO WINS 10TH SIMBL CHAMPIONSHIP

'Big Three' Of Winfield, Mack & Montalbano Lead 'Wolves Past Texans In Six Games For 2024 SIMBL Title

2024 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series:
Game One: San Diego 7 Dallas 1
Game Two: Dallas 8 San Diego 6
Game Three: San Diego 14 Dallas 1
Game Four: Dallas 9 San Diego 6 (14 Innings)
Game Five: San Diego 7 Dallas 6 (11 Innings)
Game Six: San Diego 10 Dallas 3

2024 SIMBL CS MVP:
DeShaun Mack
DH San Diego

2024 SIMBL CS MVP DeShaun Mack celebrates with San Diego fans after leading the Warewolves to the 2024 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship over Dallas in six games.  Mack was a terror in the wildcard postseason run of the 'Wolves hitting .366 with 10 HR and 23 RBI.

Another one of San Diego GM Kevin Norris' key acquisitions this past season,RF  Francisco Ruil, celebrates hitting a three-run blast to put away Game Six of the 2024 SIMBL CS and give the Warewolves their tenth SIMBL championship in the SIMBL's twenty seasons of play.

2024 SIMBL CS GAME ONE:

SAN DIEGO 7 DALLAS 1
San Diego Leads Series 1-0
WP: Evander Thomas (3-0) LP: Rolland Lefebvre (2-2)
HR: San Diego: DeShaun Mack (6) Julian Winfield (3) Dallas: Jorge Ramirez (2)
Player Of The Game: DeShaun Mack DH San Diego
3 for 5 1 R HR 4 RBI

2024 SIMBL CS GAME TWO:

DALLAS 8 SAN DIEGO 6
Series Tied 1-1
WP: Ross Brooks (3-1) LP: Vincente Lopez (1-1) SV: Juan Rivera (5)
HR: San Diego: DeShaun Mack (7) Dallas: Jorge Ramirez (3)
Player Of The Game: Jon Mitchell 3B Dallas
4 for 4 2 R 2B 2 RBI

2024 SIMBL CS GAME THREE:

SAN DIEGO 14 DALLAS 1
San Diego Leads Series 2-1
WP: Santiago Gonzalez (1-2) LP: Anthony Green (0-1)
HR: San Diego: DeShaun Mack (8) Julian Winfield (4) Adrian Bryant (4) Dallas: Vince Crocker (3)
Player Of The Game: Julian Winfield CF San Diego
3 for 4 2 R 2 2B HR 5 RBI

2024 SIMBL CS GAME FOUR:

DALLAS 9 SAN DIEGO 6 (14 INNINGS)
Series Tied 2-2
WP: Richardo Ruiz (1-0) LP: Kelly Wright (0-2)
HR: San Diego: DeShaun Mack (9) Adrian Bryant (5) Dallas: Jorge Ramirez (4)
Player Of The Game: Jorge Ramirez SS Dallas
4 for 6 2 R BB 2B HR 4 RBI

SS Jorge Ramirez's 3-run shot off of San Diego's Emerson Schmidt gives Dallas the victory in San Diego in the longest game in SIMBL CS history to tie the series.

2024 SIMBL CS GAME FIVE:

SAN DIEGO 7 DALLAS 6 (11 INNINGS WALK-OFF)
San Diego Leads Series 3-2
WP: Willie Roger DeMarco (2-0) LP: Eldon Grant (0-1)
HR: San Diego: Francisco Ruil (1) Dallas: Paul Rose (2) Vaughn Perry (1)
Player Of The Game: Vaughn Perry 1B Dallas
3 for 5 R HR 4 RBI

2024 SIMBL CS GAME SIX:

SAN DIEGO 10 DALLAS 3
San Diego Wins Series 4-2
WP: Evander Thomas (4-0) LP: Rory Gallagher (1-1)
HR: San Diego: DeShaun Mack (10) Francisco Ruil (2) Adrian Bryant (6) Dallas: Mark Haney (1)
Player Of The Game: Francisco Ruil RF San Diego
3 for 4 2 R BB HR 3 RBI

2024 ULDS
DALLAS (4) 4 WHITBY (1) 2
MVP: Juan Rivera CL Dallas
CLEVELAND (3) 4 CALGARY (2) 3
MVP: Eddie Bryant C Cleveland

2024 SLDS
SAN DIEGO (4) 4 LAS VEGAS (1) 1
MVP: DeShaun Mack DH San Diego
HOLLYWOOD (2) 4 ROCHESTER (3) 2
MVP: Bobby Bruno SP Hollywood

2024 ULCS
DALLAS (4) 4 CLEVELAND (3) 2
MVP: Rolland Levebvre SP Dallas

2024 SLCS
SAN DIEGO (4) 4 HOLLYWOOD (2) 2
MVP: Julian Winfield RF San Diego

2024 SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
SAN DIEGO 4 DALLAS 2
MVP: DeShaun Mack DH San Diego

2025

CLIPPERS BEST SMOKIES FOR SECOND SIMBL TITLE IN PAST THREE SEASONS

Is This Perennial UL Powerhouse's Last Hurrah Due To SIMBL's New Financial Crunches? Calgary's Veteran Slugger Molina Awakes After Previous Postseason Slumber & Named SIMBL CS MVP

The Calgary Clippers celebrate with the SIMBL Coveted Cup on their Victors Field home field after defeated the upstart Asheville Smokies in six games for the 2025 SIMBL Championship.  The veteran Clippers won their second SIMBL title in the past three seasons and third in franchise history but now face losing 3/5, including star ace and three-time Hurler Of The Year Vinny Corleone, of their stellar starting rotation to the big bucks of SIMBL free agency this upcoming off-season.

2025 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series:
Game One: Asheville 5 Calgary 3
Game Two: Calgary 3 Asheville 1
Game Three: Calgary 3 Asheville 2
Game Four: Asheville 6 Calgary 3
Game Five: Calgary 10 Asheville 5
Game Six: Calgary 5 Asheville 4
2025 SIMBL CS MVP:
Carlos Molina
RF Calgary

With Asheville Smokies GM Pete McGowan, Calgary Clippers GM Christian DeMarco and Dallas Texans GM Robert Don on the telephone in the traditional SIMBL CS three-way phone call live SIM with ingame managerial decisions being made, the 2025 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series was run and in a great series Calgary defeated Asheville four games to two to claim the 2025 SIMBL title.

Five of the six games were decided by three runs or less, four were decided by two runs or less and two games were decided by a run in a very competitive out-for-out series that put both Christian and Pete against each other in live game strategies.

Calgary wins their third SIMBL title in franchise history in six attempts.  It's the Clippers' second championship in the past three seasons and third title in the past eight seasons.  It also may be the perennial UL contender's last serious run for dominance as they are set to let go of 3/5 of their solid starting pitching rotation to free agency next off-season including SIMBL legend Vinny Corleone and All-Stars Odon Quinto and Colby Campbell, all whom are demanding big contract extensions and may have played their last games in a Clippers uniform.

Asheville on the other hand is a SIMBL team on the rise and made it to six very tough games against a veteran Calgary squad in their first winning season since 2018.  12/24 teams played .500 or better ball this past season indicating an inevitable and impending change in the balance of power in the league to come. Combined with the financial hard decisions and rules that apply to all clubs, including the top and bottom ones, the SIMBL has never been more competitive with an open field to claim the reigns to a championship.

"Feels good to have these guys probably be going out on top," said Clippers captain Colt McAlister. "We all seem to know what is happening around this league in terms of finances."

Clippers GM Christian DeMarco refused to answer questions about the pitching trio's probable departure this off-season and the victor's locker room was strenuous to say the least for a championship celebration.  "Let's just let the boys enjoy this for awhile as they've truly earned it.  We'll make the decisions for this team's future when we have to.  Let's give credit to Pete and his Smokies team for a great series.  They're a certainly a team now to watch out for and have proved themselves without question," DeMarco said before quickly disappearing into the clubhouse celebration without future comment.

Corleone, long known to want to go back to play for his native Knoxville Lumberkings, the team that drafted him #10 overall in the 2019 SIMBL New File Era Inaugural Draft and long known disgruntled in the northern confines of Calgary, Alberta, Quinto and Campbell were instructed not to talk about their upcoming free agency plans by Clippers management in a move questioned and disapproved by the SIMBL press.

Calgary slugger Carlos Molina was named the 2025 SIMBL CS MVP.  "The Mexican Mamba" finally heated up after hitting .160 in the Clippers' ULDS and ULCS series wins.  Molina went 10 for 23 hitting .435 with one double, two triples, one home run and 6 RBI.  He walked twice, stole two bases and had an OPS of 1.393 in six games.  He also was named Player Of The Game in Games Four and Six.

Congratulations to Christian and Pete for a great series and to all SIMBL GMs for another great, fun and competitive SIMBL season.  The file has been advanced to the day after the last game of the SIMBL CS and the off-season SIM schedule will be announced shortly.

2025 SIMBL CS GAME ONE:

ASHEVILLE 5 CALGARY 3
Asheville Leads Series 1-0
WP: Angelino Castro (1-0) LP: Bob Detty (3-1) SV: Barrett Jenkins (6)
HR: Martin Chapman Calgary (6)
Player Of The Game: Bill Langley 1B Asheville
2 for 5 1 R 3B 1 RBI

2025 SIMBL CS GAME TWO:

CALGARY 3 ASHEVILLE 1
Series Tied 1-1
WP: Luis Martinez (1-0) LP: Antonio Soto (3-1) SV: Cory Larson (5)
HR: Grady McPherson Asheville (3) Martin Chapman Calgary (6)
Player Of The Game: Odon Quinto SP Calgary
5.1 IP 4 H 1 R 1 ER 2 5 K

2025 SIMBL CS GAME THREE:

CALGARY 3 ASHEVILLE 2
Calgary Leads Series 2-1
WP: Robert Swift (2-0) LP: Layne Stanley (1-1) SV: Cory Larson (6)
HR: None
Player Of The Game: Michael Lonewolf LF Calgary
1 for 4 Bases Loaded Double 3 RBI

2025 SIMBL GAME FOUR:

ASHEVILLE 6 CALGARY 3
Series Tied 2-2
WP: Brian Irving (1-0) LP: Colby Campbell (0-2) SV: Barrett Jenkins (7)
HR: Carlos Molina (1)
Player Of The Game: Carlos Molinia RF Calgary
3 for 4 1 R HR 3 RBI

2025 SIMBL CS GAME FIVE:

CALGARY 10 ASHEVILLE 5
Calgary Leads Series 3-2
WP: Vinny Corleone (3-1) LP: Brody McIllmoyle (2-1)
HR: Colt McAlister Calgary 2 (4) Michael Lonewolf (3) Glen Short Asheville (1)
Player Of The Game: Colt McAlister 1B Calgary
2 for 3 3 R 2 3-Run HR 6 RBI

2025 SIMBL CS GAME SIX:

CALGARY 5 ASHEVILLE 4
Calgary Wins Series 4-2
WP: Odon Quinto (3-0) LP: Antonio Soto (3-2) SV: Cory Larson (7)
HR: Matt Watson Asheville (3) Carlos Molina Calgary (2)
Player Of The Game: Carlos Molina RF Calgary
2 for 4 1 R 2B 3-Run HR 3 RBI

2025 SLDS
SACRAMENTO (3) 4 ROCHESTER (1) 2
MVP: Scott Brewer SP Sacramento
ASHEVILLE (2) 4 CHICAGO (4) 1
MVP: Antonio Soto SP Asheville

2025 ULCS
CALGARY (2) 4 CLEVELAND (3) 1
MVP: Matthew Brown CF Calgary

2025 SLCS
ASHEVILLE (2) 4 SACRAMENTO (3) 0
MVP: Grady McPherson RF Asheville

2025 SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
CALGARY 4 ASHEVILLE 2
MVP: Carlos Molina RF Calgary

2026


CLEVELAND SWEEPS TO 2026 SIMBL CHAMPIONSHIP

Brownies Slugger Bryant Wins Series With Dramatic Walk-Off Three-Run Blast In Bottom Of Ninth Of Game Four

Cleveland slugger Eddie Bryant (above) starts rounding the bases after hitting a dramatic ten-pitch three-run walk-off home run in Game Four of the 2026 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series to win the Brownies the 2026 SIMBL championship.  Cleveland entered the bottom of the ninth inning down 4-2 before rallying off of Giants All-Star closer John Raynor to complete a shocking four-game sweep of the SL Champions.

Cleveland teammates storm the field after teammate Eddie Bryant connected on a three-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning in Game Four to give the Brownies a four-game sweep of Sacramento earning them their first SIMBL Championship in franchise history.

2026 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series:
Game One: Cleveland 9 Sacramento 2
Game Two: Cleveland 6 Sacramento 5
Game Three: Cleveland 9 Sacramento 3
Game Four: Cleveland 5 Sacramento 4

2026 SIMBL CS MVP:
Eddie Bryant
C Cleveland

The Cleveland Brownies of GM Jonathan Fitzgerald kept alive their amazing run through the 2026 SIMBL postseason in dramatic fashion and are 2026 SIMBL Champions.

The Brownies swept the SL Champion Sacramento Giants of GM Jason Gregory in four games to claim the first SIMBL title in franchise history.

And it wasn't without dramatics.

Just as the Giants were looking like they woke up and were getting back into the series drama struck in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game Four at Cleveland's sold-out Dawg Pound Park.

The Giants veteran ace Glenn Murphy, one of the best pitchers in both the SIMBL First File Era and the SIMBL New File Era and the current highest-paid player in the SIMBL at over $32,000,000 a season, was masterful in holding the potent Cleveland offense in check in front of their home crowd.

Murphy went 8.0 brilliant innings allowing only three hits, two earned runs walking one and striking out seven.  Murphy held a 4-2 lead going into the bottom of the ninth before giving way to Giants All-Star closer John Raynor after throwing 120 pitches in which 80 were strikes.

Raynor entered the game needing three outs to trim the Giants series deficit to three games to one. Cleveland had other plans in front of their electrifying sold-out home crowd of 44,623.

Second baseman Cal Roberts, another one of Fitzgerald's pickups this season in a trade with Las Vegas, singled off Raynor to open the inning. Centerfielder Miguel Espinoza, the current SIMBL New File Era career hits leader, then promptly singled off of Raynor moving Roberts to second.

First baseman Dawson James then struck out setting up the walk-off dramatics.

Former 2020 SL MVP Eddie Bryant, fourth all-time in the SIMBL New File Era with 312 home runs and one of only 13 players in SIMBL history to achieve 300 career home runs, then gave an at-bat to remember in SIMBL postseason history.

Facing a 2-2 count with the winning run to the 2026 SIMBL Championship on second base, Bryant then fouled off four consecutive pitches by Raynor before connecting on a ten-pitch at bat for a 377-foot walk-off series-winning blast over the left field fence putting the Cleveland crowd in a frenzy as his teammates rushed the field.

It was the first walk-off home run to win a SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series since San Diego Hall Of Famer Lucas Espitia did it in Game Six of the 2014 SIMBL CS against Calgary.  It was also the first walk-off win to win a SIMBL CS since Calgary shortstop Joaquin Pena singled in the winning run in the eleventh inning of Game Seven of the 2023 SIMBL CS against Las Vegas.

Not to be outdone by Murphy's masterful performance, 2023 SL Hurler Of The Year and another one of the best pitchers in SIMBL history, Cleveland's Anthony Puffer, was tough going 9.0 innings allowing four runs on ten hits with one walk and three strikeouts to earn the series-winning win.

Cleveland joins the 2011 Oregon Pioneers and the 2016 San Diego Warewolves as the only teams to sweep in the SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship's previous 23 series.

Congratulations to Jonathan for his first SIMBL championship and to Jason for a great run and to all SIMBL GMs on yet another fun, exciting and successful 22nd SIMBL season.

2026 SIMBL CS GAME ONE:

CLEVELAND 9 SACRAMENTO 2
Cleveland Leads Series 1-0
WP: Tim Jones (3-1) LP: Keith Slayton (0-2)
HR: Jack Keith Sacramento (3)
Player Of The Game: Tim Jones SP Cleveland
8.1 IP 4 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 4 K

2026 SIMBL CS GAME TWO:

CLEVELAND 6 SACRAMENTO 5
Cleveland Leads Series 2-0
WP: Jake Jackson (1-0) LP: Kenny Peterson (1-1) SV: Steven Pflueger (5)
HR: Alberto Perez Cleveland (2) Joe Gibbs Sacramento (4) Blake Stanton Sacramento (2)
Player Of The Game: Alberto Perez RF Cleveland
2 for 4 2 R 2 RBI

2026 SIMBL CS GAME THREE:

CLEVELAND 9 SACRAMENTO 3
Cleveland Leads Series 3-0
WP: Alejandro Rosadio (3-1) LP: Mario Alfonso (0-2)
HR: Jose Lopez Sacramento (2) Eddie Bryant Cleveland (5)
Player Of The Game: Cal Roberts 2B Cleveland
3 for 5 0 R 2B 4 RBI

2026 SIMBL CS GAME FOUR:

CLEVELAND 5 SACRAMENTO 4 (EDDIE BRYANT THREE-RUN WALK-OFF HOME RUN TO WIN SERIES)
Cleveland Wins Series 4-0
WP: Anthony Puffer (2-1) LP: John Raynor (0-1)
HR: Eddie Bryant Cleveland (6)
Player Of The Game: Eddie Bryant C Cleveland
2 for 3 1 R 2B HR BB 4 RBI

2026 ULDS
DALLAS (1) 4 NEW YORK (4) 3
MVP: Vince Crocker 1B Dallas
CLEVELAND (3) 4 WESTBURY (2) 3
MVP: Miguel Espinoza CF Cleveland

2026 SLDS
ASHEVILLE (4) 4 CHICAGO (1) 0
MVP: Billy Goodwin 3B Asheville
SACRAMENTO (3) 4 KNOXVILLE (2) 1
MVP: Logan Raynes 3B Sacramento

2026 ULCS

CLEVELAND (3) 4 DALLAS (1) 3
MVP: Eddie Bryant C Cleveland

2026 SLCS

SACRAMENTO (3) 4 ASHEVILLE (4) 3
MVP: Logan Raynes 3B Sacramento

2026 SIMBL COVETED CUP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

CLEVELAND 4 SACRAMENTO 0
MVP: Eddie Bryant C Cleveland

2027

ENFORCERS TAKE 2027 SIMBL CHAMPIONSHIP IN SIX GAMES OVER HITMEN

New York Wins Tight Title Series In Which Three Games Were One-Run & Two Others Were Two-Run Outcomes

New York teammates mob the field after the last out of their Game Six-clinching of the 2027 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship on the road in Chicago.  The Enforcers became only the fifth wildcard in SIMBL history to win a SIMBL title.  New York won the first SIMBL championship in the franchise's 23-season SIMBL history and also the first for longtime GM Chris Gattuso who took over before the 2010 SIMBL season.  The series was among the tightest in SIMBL CS history as three games were one-run affairs while two others where two-run games.

Enforcers emerging SIMBL superstar Kody Ware (above right) circles the bases after his third home run of the SIMBL CS helped clinch the series in Game Six with a 9-7 win on the road in Chicago over the SL Champion Hitmen.  Ware, a former second round draft pick in the 2023 SIMBL Draft, broke out this season by hitting .293 with 35 HR and 109 RBI and helped lead a potent New York offense to the 2027 SIMBL Championship.  Ware was named the 2027 SIMBL CS MVP by hitting .261 with 3 HR and 5 RBI and a blistering 1.109 OPS.

2027 SIMBL CS:
NEW YORK 4 CHICAGO 2
2027 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series:
Game One: New York 9 Chicago 3
Game Two: New York 2 Chicago 0
Game Three: Chicago 6 New York 5
Game Four: Chicago 3 New York 2
Game Five: New York 4 Chicago 3
Game Six: New York 9 Chicago 7

In a hard-fought 2027 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series between two longtime SIMBL GMs making their first trips to the SIMBL CS, the New York Enforcers of GM Chris Gattuso defeat the Chicago Hitmen of GM John Bowden in six games in the SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series and are 2027 SIMBL Champions.

Gattuso entered the SIMBL over four years ago on real-life date February 9, 2008 and has manned the Enforcers since the beginning of the 2010 SIMBL season.  It's his first SIMBL title and also the first in franchise history.  Congratulations to Chicago GM John Bowden on another fine season.  The Hitmen have made it to the SIMBL CS twice now and have fallen both times, to Bristol in seven games in 2017 which is considered one of the best title series in league history, and now this season in six games to surging New York.

New York becomes only the fifth wildcard in the SIMBL's 23-season history to win a SIMBL title.  All wins were on the road by the winning team in the series.  Three of the six games were one-game games while two others were two-run affairs in a very tight and hard-fought series that featured elite pitching and timely offense.

New York 24 year-old emerging ace Casey Barker, the former #11 overall pick in the 2024 SIMBL Draft, turned in one of the most outstanding performances in SIMBL postseason history by going 4-0 with a blistering 1.70 ERA in his five playoff starts.

Enforcers 26 year-old leftfielder Kody Ware, who hit .293 with 35 HR and 109 RBI this past season, was red-hot during the postseason and helped guide New York offensively in their formidable offense and was named the 2027 SIMBL CS MVP.  Ware hit .261 with six clutch hits, scored five runs with 3 game-changing home runs, 5 RBI and a scorching 1.109 OPS in the six games.

The 2027 SIMBL LDS and LCS MVPs will be announced shortly in a separate announcement.

The 2027 SIMBL off-season SIM schedule will be announced shortly as the league prepares for upcoming contract extensions, arbitrations, free agency, the 2028 SIMBL Draft and its 24th season of play and history.

Congratulations to all SIMBL GMs on yet another fun, exciting, competitive and successful season whether any and all teams were winning or losing.

2028

ASHEVILLE WINS GAMES 6 & 7 ON THE ROAD TO STUN NEW YORK AND WIN 2028 SIMBL CHAMPIONSHIP

In A Classic Thrilling Series That Will Go Down As One Of The Best In SIMBL History, Smokies Earn First SIMBL Title

Asheville teammates celebrate with the bubbly after coming back from a 3-2 series deficit and winning Games 6 & 7 on the road in continued thrilling fashion to finally earn the Smokies their first SIMBL championship and to deny New York's attempt at being the first team in 20 seasons to repeat as SIMBL kings.  The series featured four two-run contests and two one-run games in what is already being regarded as one of the best, if not the very best, SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series in the league's 24-postseason history.

2028 SIMBL CS:
ASHEVILLE 4 NEW YORK 3
2028 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series:
Game One: Asheville 2 New York 0
Game Two: New York 3 Asheville 1 (Adam Wilson Walk-Off Home Run)
Game Three: New York 2 Asheville 0
Game Four: Asheville 7 New York 3
Game Five: New York 1 Asheville 0
Game Six: Asheville 6 New York 4
Game Seven: Asheville 3 New York 2

In one of the greatest SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series in the SIMBL's 24-postseason existence, the Asheville Smokies, down three games to two and one game from elimination on the road for the last two games, won the last two games in New York to stun GM Chris Gattuso's Enforcers to deny New York of being the first team in 20 seasons to repeat as SIMBL champions and finally gave GM Pete McGowan's Smokies their first SIMBL championship.

The Smokies become only the 6th wildcard to win a SIMBL championship and the second straight with New York's wildcard title last season.  11 wildcards have advanced to the SIMBL CS in the league's 24-season history.

The series featured two one-run and four two-run contests and a lone four-run outcome in Game Four in Asheville.

This series will long be remembered and featured in an upcoming series on the very best classic all-time postseason series in league history.

Congratulations to Pete on his first SIMBL championship since entering the league on real-life date December 31, 2009 during the 2017 SIMBL season.  It's the first SIMBL title in franchise history after they lost to Calgary in six games in the 2025 SIMBL CS.

The league file is set on the 10/28/2028 league date and after the next SIM rollover the 2029 new off-season financials including new free agent money, new extension money and new budgets, etc...will be calculated by the game and announced league-wide as usual.  The national and local television contracts have been negotiated and have been renewed for three more seasons as well.

The 2028 postseason series MVPs will be announced shortly.  Then, the 2028 SIMBL GM Awards, 2028 All-SIMBL Team and 2028 Richard P. DeMarco Gold Glove Defense Awards will be announced as well as the official 2029 SIMBL Draft order and soon thereafter the official 2029 off-season SIM schedule as the league heads towards its 25th Anniversary Season.

2028 SIMBL CS GAME FOUR:

ASHEVILLE 7 NEW YORK 3
Series Tied 2-2
WP: Troy Sesco (1-0 4.91 ERA) LP: Justin Riley (1-2 4.82 ERA)
HR: New York: Adam Wilson (5)
Player Of The Game: Billy Goodwin 3B Asheville
3 for 5 0 R Three Singles 3 RBI

Again in what has been reflective of every game in this series thus far, the game between the UL and SL champions goes into the bottom of the 8th inning tied 3-3.  Asheville then jumps on former first rounder and New York ace Justin Riley.  Billy Lamb and veteran Cal Roberts singled then Riley came unraveled with a wild pitch to put Lamb at third and Roberts at second.  Riley then got catcher Ray Smith to strike out before walking Glen Short to load the bases in a 3-3 ballgame in the bottom of the 8th in front of a sold-out rocking Asheville home crowd.

Enter one of the Enforcers' bevy of bullpen talent and award winners, former 2025 UL Middle Reliever Of The Year Chad Bryan.  After intentionally walking reigning SL MVP Tommy Eagen, long-time veteran Hugo Latta then quickly singled in Lamb and Roberts to give Asheville a 5-3 lead.  Things just got worse for Bryan as he walked long-time Smokie Omar Romero to force in Short to make it 6-3. The next batter, former first rounder Billy Goodwin, then singled in Latta while the speedy Eagen was thrown out at home for the second out to give the Smokies a 7-3 lead.  

Rod Hart tried to extend the damage as he also singled off of Bryan though the speedy Romero was thrown out at the plate to end the inning but the aggressive base running game plan of Smokies GM Pete McGowan paid off with a four-run inning off of two of the SIMBL's best pitchers.

Another former first rounder, Asheville reliever Troy Sesco, shut down the Enforcers in the last 1.1 innings and earned the win to even the series at 2-2. This season's SIMBL ERA king, Alejandro Rosadio, went 7.2 innings allowing 6 hits, 3 runs walking 3 and striking out 7 to outduel Riley who was uncharacteristically tagged for six runs, five earned on 11 hits in 7.1 innings as the Smokies' offense finally awakened with 14 hits compared to New York's 6 in the game.

New York's red-hot Adam Wilson blasted his fifth home run of the postseason off of Rosadio in the 6 inning but it ultimately proved to insignificant compared to his earlier heroics in the series.

The crucial Game Five, the final game in Asheville is coming up.

2028 SIMBL CS GAME FIVE:


NEW YORK 1 ASHEVILLE 0
New York Leads Series 3-2
WP: Casey Barker (2-1 4.06 ERA) LP: Ed Turner (1-2 1.29 ERA) SV: Francisco Leon (4)
HR: New York: Adam Wilson (6)
Player Of The Game: Casey Barker SP New York
7.1 IP 3 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 8 K

In another unbelievable and amazing pitcher's duel in what is becoming one of the best SIMBL CS in league history, New York stole a 1-0 game on the road and held Asheville to three hits to go up in the series 3-2.

New York former first rounder and ace Casey Barker outdueled Asheville's Ed Turner again by dazzling with 7.1 inning of three-hit scoreless ball while fanning 8.  Turner, in a hard-luck loss, hurled 8 innings allowing 4 hits, one run while walking just one and striking out 4.

Asheville killer Adam Wilson did the Smokies in again with the only run and the winning run being his solo blast in the top of the 7th inning.  It was Wilson's third game-winning hit of the series in all of the Enforcers' wins and one of only six hits in the game for New York.

All-Star relievers Clarence Foster and Francisco Leon then came in and held Asheville hitless in the last 1.2 innings to seal the win in front of a stunned sold-out crowd in the last game of the series in Asheville.

The series has now featured 2-0, 3-1, 2-0 and 1-0 thrillers in what already is being considered one of the best SIMBL CS in the league's 24-season history.

Games Six and if possible a Game Seven and a return to New York's Big Apple Stadium where roaring sellout crowds await.

2028 SIMBL CS GAME SIX:


ASHEVILLE 6 NEW YORK 4
Series Tied 3-3
WP: Brody McIllmoyle (3-0 2.15 ERA) LP: Dominick McGowan (1-2 4.50 ERA) SV: Dez Jordan (6)
HR: New York: Adam Wilson (7)
Player Of The Game: Pat Hamilton SS New York
2 for 4 1 R Two Singles 2 RBI

Down 3-0 on the road in the top of the sixth and facing eliniation, Asheville erupts for a series-best five-run inning to take a 5-3 lead in a face off between yet another two former first round starting pitcher draft picks.

Former first rounder and last season's SL MVP Tommy Eagen reached on an error with one out to start the sixth inning rally. Eagen stole second base while long-time Smokies shortstop Omar Romero walked. After a Billy Goodwin fly out for the second out, disaster struck for the Enforcers. On a 2-2 count Rod Hart reached on yet another error to score the speedy Eagen and move the equally speedy Romero to third.  Billy Lamb promptly then singled in Romero to make it 3-2.  Dominick McGowan then went south by walking Cal Roberts on four straight pitches to load the bases before walking Ray Smith to force Hart home to suddenly make it a 3-3 game. 

McGowan's night was ended as Glen Short delivered a two-run single on a 3-2 pitch scoring Lamb and Roberts to make a 3-0 New York lead a 5-3 Asheville rally.  New York's Dave O'Quinn, yet another former All-Star in the Enforcers bullpen, then stepped in to kill the rally before a sold-out silenced Enforcers home crowd.

Not to be beat so silently, the Smokies-Killer struck again. New York backstop Adam Wilson struck again to hit his fourth key home run of the series and 7th overall this postseason to close the defending SIMBL champions to a 5-4 deficit.

Asheville apparently decided that they had enough of epic low-scoring thrillers in the series and put it away with a Billy Goodwin sacrifice fly after Tommy Eagen walked and stole second and third base in the top of the eighth to provide some breathing room and a 6-4 lead.

The Smokies All-Star tandem of Troy Sesco and Dez Jordan then slammed the door the rest of the 1.2 innings by holding the Enforcers hitless with Sesco earning his 5th hold and Jordan his 6th save of the 2028 playoffs and sent a sold-out New York crowd that was hoping to celebrate their second consecutive SIMBL championship home disappointed and headed to the winner-take-all Game Seven that many SIMBL pundits expected in this series.

2028 SIMBL CS GAME SEVEN:

ASHEVILLE 3 NEW YORK 2
Asheville Wins Series 4-3
WP: Brian Irving (2-0 3.26 ERA) LP: John Williams 3-1 1.72 ERA) SV: Dez Jordan (7)
HR: New York: Pat Hamilton (2)
Player Of The Game: Brian Irving SP Asheville
7.1 IP 6 H 1 R 1 ER 1 BB 4 K

In a fitting end to a series that already provided 2-0, 3-1, 2-0 and 1-0 classics, a 3-2 end cap would be fitting.  

With a 0-0 tie going into the top of the 7th inning in a setting that had become normal for the series, Asheville struck first blood in Game Seven for all the marbles of the 2028 SIMBL season.  Former first round draftee Billy Goodwin was clutch again as he singled off of New York's John Williams who then walked Rod Hart and nailed Billy Lamb with a pitch to quickly and uncomfortably load the bases with none out.  Williams then walked veteran Cal Roberts to force home Billy Goodwin for a 1-0 lead and reloaded the bases.  New York stuck with Williams in another bases loaded-no out jam and the 35 year-old journeyman prevailed by getting Ray Smith to ground out and Glen Short to hit into a rally-ending double play.

In the bottom of the 7th, the Enforcers answered to tie the game in this classic series.  After striking out the ever dangerous Adam Wilson, Asheville's Brian Irving allowed a single to former 2025 UL MVP Artie Bradley.  A Gabriel Hernandez sacrifice bunt moved Bradley to second with two outs of a 1-0 deficit.  Francisco Ruil, a talented player signed off of the midseason free agency market, then singled in Bradley to tie the game at 1-1.  Enforcers' fans clenched their white knuckles as the next batter Jack Skinner singled but Ruil was thrown out trying to advance to third base from first to end the threat.

To start the eighth and pitching solidly, the Enforcers decided to stay with their #5 patchup John Williams who stunningly ended up going 3-1 with a 1.72 ERA in his four 2028 starts in the playoffs.  After Hugo Latta struck out, reigning SL MVP Tommy Eagen, who followed his MVP season this year with a very disappointing encore, doubled off the wall off of Williams. A wild pitch to Omar Romero moved the speedy Eagen to third base in the top of the 8th inning of a 1-1 Game Seven of the 2028 SIMBL CS.  After Romero struck out for the second out of the inning, Billy Goodwin blooped a 2-2 pitch into centerfield scoring Eagen for a 2-1 Smokies lead.  Williams' unraveling wasn't over as he next threw a wild pitch to Rod Hart advancing Goodwin to second base.  On the next pitch, Hart drove in Goodwin with a single to make it 3-1 ballgame.

All-Star reliever Clarence Foster then came in for New York to stop the bleeding but adding a scare by walking Billy Lamb and Cal Roberts back-to-back to load the bases before getting Ray Smith to fly out to end the rally and put the defending SIMBL champions down 3-1 going into the bottom of the 8th inning.

Not to go down easily or ever put anything past anybody in this series, New York's former first round pick Pat Hamilton blasted a one-out solo homer off of All-Star reliever Troy Sesco to make it 3-2 in the bottom of the 8th inning.  Sesco then walked the next batter Adam Bane before being replaced by reigning SL Middle Reliever Of The Year Lawrence Jordan who slammed the door by striking out Kody Ware swinging and the ever-dangerous Adam Wilson looking with a sold-out Big Apple Stadium on their feet and rocking the Enforcers' home field.

In the top of the ninth New York All-Star reliever Clarence Foster retired the Smokies in order to bring up the Enforcers one last ninth inning to stand to and try to become the first team in 20 seasons to defend their SIMBL title.

After a couple of games where the usually untouchable Dez Jordan was touched slightly in close games by New York, Asheville's former #7 overall pick in the 2019 amateur SIMBL Draft, five-time All-Star, two-time SL Fireman Of The Year and one-time SL Middle Reliever Of The Year (all by his current age of just 27 years-old) wasn't going to be denied this time. Jordan, known to his teammates as "Sugar Bear", preserved a fragile 3-2 lead by striking out Artie Bradley and Bill Wells and getting Gabriel Hernandez to ground out to give Asheville and their long-time GM Pete McGowan the first SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship in franchise history after previously losing to Calgary in 2025 and despite being on a run in which they have made it to at least the SLCS the past four seasons.

2029

HAWAII WINS 2029 SIMBL CHAMPIONSHIP IN A CLASSIC FULL SEVEN-GAME SERIES AGAINST OREGON

Pioneers Let A 3-2 Series Lead Slip Away As Pineapples Finally Win First SIMBL Title In Franchise History After Three Previous Trips To SIMBL CS


Both Oregon GM Tim Imasa and Hawaii GM Troy Vogel rolled the dice by starting their #1 starting pitchers on 81% rest for the deciding Game Seven of the 2029 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship.  The Pioneers threw youngster ace Francisco "El Fuego" Martinez while the Pineapples threw 35 year-old veteran Trevor Brooks (above) who was acquired in the off-season in a trade with Seattle.  After going 7-17 with a 5.36 ERA last season for the Seawolves, Brooks put together an 18-8 3.81 ERA season this season and was superb in 7.2 innings throwing scoreless ball allowing only 4 hits in the championship-deciding Game Seven of the 2029 SIMBL CS.

Oregon's upcoming SIMBL superstar Bobby Papesh (left) is comforted by shortstop Jason Hamilton (right) after the Pioneers let a 3-2 series lead leave their hands and lost Games Six and Seven on the road in the 2029 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series.  Oregon will be the team to beat again in the Union League next season featuring an impressive several young core, which includes Papesh and Hamilton, that GM Tim Imasa will  build off of.  The Pioneers advanced to their first SIMBL CS since the 2020 season and the third in the charter franchise's 25-season history.

Hawaii's Deryk Ryles (above) smells victory rounding the bases after smashing a home run in 2029 SIMBL CS Game Seven.  The former #1 overall pick of the 2025 SIMBL Draft is a SL MVP candidate for this season and continued his onslaught in the Pineapples' run to their first SIMBL title hitting 7 home runs and driving in 17 runs while batting .276 in 21 postseason games.

2029 SIMBL CS:
HAWAII 4 OREGON 3

2029 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series:
Game One: Hawaii 4 Oregon 3
Game Two: Hawaii 7 Oregon 4 (10 Innings)
Game Three: Oregon 4 Hawaii 2
Game Four: Oregon 4 Hawaii 3
Game Five: Oregon 6 Hawaii 3
Game Six: Hawaii 6 Oregon 2
Game Seven: Hawaii 6 Oregon 0

Down to two games to one to the SL champion Hawaii Pineapples of GM Troy Vogel the UL champion Oregon Pioneers of GM Tim Imasa bounced back to go up three games to two and were one win away from the second SIMBL championship in franchise history and their first since the 2011 season.  After winning three straight games and going on the road against a 108-win team of assembled high-priced star veterans proved formidable and the Pioneers lost Games Six and Seven in Honolulu and the Hawaii Pineapples are the 2029 SIMBL champions.  Hawaii wins the first SIMBL title in franchise history after making it to the SIMBL CS in 2009, 2012 and 2016 led by SIMBL charter GM and franchise founder David Bliley but lost to their nemesis the San Diego Warewolves each time which featured epic and classic duels between SIMBL Hall Of Fame pitchers and the two top winning pitchers in SIMBL history in San Diego's Bobby Grimes and Los Angeles' James Sousa.

The two league champions GMs decided to roll the dice and go with their #1 aces of their staff for Game Seven though both Oregon's Francisco Martinez and Hawaii's Trevor Brooks were declared rested but at only 81%.  The chance paid off for Hawaii as the left-handed veteran Brooks threw 7.2 innings allowing only 4 hits, no runs, no walks while striking out seven. The 27 year-old Martinez, the former #4 overall pick in the 2024 SIMBL Draft, pitched well but was eventually banged up by Hawaii's top-rated offense getting home runs from sluggers Deryk Ryles, Carlos Molina and Gran Moulder, each who had over 35 homers each this season in a powerhouse Pineapples offense which set a SIMBL team single-season record of 244 home runs and produced one of the top team run totals in the SIMBL's 25 seasons of history with 889 and also had another historic mark of hitting a whopping .273 as a team, the highest in the 11-season old SIMBL New File Era.

Hawaii's march to the 2029 ring included grueling comeback seven-game series wins against GM Andy Hutchinson's Knoxville Lumberkings in the SLDS and also against GM Tim Melican's Tampa Bay Silverbacks in the SLCS.  The Pineapples join history as one of the very few teams to go the full seven games each series, 21 in all, en route to earning their SIMBL championship.

Not to be overshadowed by their powerhouse offense, Hawaii's rotation of Trevor Brooks (3-2 2.82), Fernando Martinez (3-2 4.57 ERA), Carlos Serrano (1-1 2.38 ERA) did their part as well as SL Fireman Of The Year favorite Todd Newell who came off the disabled list and went 2-0 with two huge comeback wins in Games One and Two of the SIMBL CS and with 3 important saves while not allowing a run in 4.1 innings pitched in five important games.

Propelling the Pineapples to their first title throughout the postseason were SL MVP candidate and former #1 pick of the 2025 SIMBL Draft Deryk Ryles (.276 AVG 7 HR 17 RBI), veteran stars Zachery Dye (.303 AVG 3 HR 13 RBI), Carlos Molina (.263 AVG 5 HR 14 RBI), Kendrick Templeton (.309 AVG 6 HR 13 RBI), Gran Moulder (.301 AVG 5 HR 16 RBI) and a surprising postseason output by Robert Stuart (.339 AVG 3 HR 10 RBI).

The SIMBL CS and all postseason MVPs will be announced shortly in a separate league announcement.

Congratulations to Troy on his first SIMBL championship and to Tim for an an amazing run and to all SIMBL GMs on another great, fun and competitive season, winning or losing, rebuilding or competing.  The 2029 off-season finances have been revealed and will be announced in Westbury Cannons GM and SIMBL Financial Commissioner Bill Atteberry's annual report via post and email.  Then, the official 2030 off-season SIM schedule will be announced and the off-season will begin as the SIMBL heads towards its 26th season of history.

2029 SIMBL CS GAME FOUR:

OREGON 4 HAWAII 3
Series Tied 2-2
WP: Francisco Martinez (3-1 2.91 ERA) LP: Carlos Serrano (1-1 2.38 ERA) HLD: Carlton Brock (1) SV: Richard Beatty (5)
HR: Oregon: Kirk Franklin (2) Hawaii: Gran Moulder (4) 
Player Of The Game: Gran Moulder SS Hawaii
2 for 4 1 R 3-Run HR 3 RBI

2029 SIMBL CS GAME FIVE:

OREGON 6 HAWAII 3
Oregon Leads Series 3-2
WP: Roman Lucero (1-0 1.32 ERA) LP: Calvin Burgess (0-2 8.10 ERA) HLD: Brian Gibson (2) Carlton Brock (2) SV: Bruno Guy (1)
HR: Oregon: Ty Brown (4) Jason Hamilton (5)
Player Of The Game: Ty Brown RF Oregon
1 for 4 1 R 3-Run HR 3 RBI

2029 SIMBL CS GAME SIX:

HAWAII 6 OREGON 2
Series Tied 3-3
WP: Fernando Martinez (3-2 4.57 ERA) LP: J.R. Burris (2-3 7.89 ERA) HLD: Giambattista Festa (1) SV: Dontrelle Jackson (3)
HR: Hawaii: Carlos Molina (4) Kendrick Templeton (6) Deryk Ryles (6)
Player Of The Game: Fernando Martinez SP Hawaii
7.1 IP 4 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 6 K

2029 SIMBL CS GAME SEVEN:

HAWAII 6 OREGON 0
Hawaii Wins Series 4-3
WP: Trevor Brooks (3-2 2.82 ERA) LP: Francisco Martinez (3-2 3.35 ERA) 
HR: Hawaii: Carlos Molina (5) Deryk Ryles (7) Gran Moulder (5)
Player Of The Game: Trevor Brooks SP Hawaii
7.2 IP 4 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 7 K

2030

BATTALION DENY PINEAPPLES REPEAT, WIN 2030 SIMBL CHAMPIONSHIP

Whitby Gets Clutch Veteran Pitching In Holding The Big Hawaii Bats To Two Or Less Runs In Three Battalion WIns In The Series; First SIMBL TItle In Whitby Franchise History

Whitby teammates celebrate with the SIMBL Coveted Cup after upsetting the defending SIMBL champion Hawaii Pineapples and winning the 2030 SIMBL championship in six games.  It's the first SIMBL title for the franchise and first for long-time team and SIMBL GM John Callahan.

Whitby's reigning UL Hurler Of The Year Warren Lane (above) celebrates with two bottles of the bubbly (one for each of his 2030 SIMBL CS wins) the 2030 SIMBL championship on the road to a sparse crowd left in Hawaii's E Komo Mai Field.  The 31 year-old Lane signed a 7-year $121,500,000 deal with the Battalion as a Supplemental Free agent during the 2028 off-season.  Lane was magical in the Battalion's run to this season's SIMBL ring by going 4-0 with a 1.96 ERA and 0.80 WHIP in his five postseason starts.  Lane allowed only nine runs in his five 2030 postseason starts and won Game One and Game Five in the series.

2030 SIMBL CS:
WHITBY 4 HAWAII 2
2030 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series:
Game One: Whitby 6 Hawaii 0
Game Two: Whitby 8 Hawaii 5
Game Three: Hawaii 4 Whitby 2 (10 Innings)
Game Four: Hawaii 5 Whitby 2
Game Five: Whitby 6 Hawaii 2
Game Six: Whitby 8 Hawaii 1

Another season is in the books and congratulations to Whitby GM John Callahan whose Battalion defeated the defending SIMBL champion Hawaii Pineapples of GM Troy Vogel in six games to win the 2030 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series and are the 2030 SIMBL champions.

Whitby surprisingly took the first two games of the series on the road to go up 2-0 but Hawaii came back to tie the series at 2-2.  The Battalion then used clutch pitching performances by reigning UL Hurler Of The Year Warren Lane in Game Five and 40 year-old veteran and former three-time Hurler Of The Year Vinny Corleone in Game Six to pull of the upset and clinch the title on the road in front of Hawaii's faithful home crowd. 

The streak continues as no team has successfully defended their SIMBL championship in 23 seasons since the 2007 San Diego Warewolves who won a three-peat from 2005 to 2007.

The 2030 SIMBL postseason MVPs will be announced shortly.  The 2031 off-season finances have been revealed ingame as done annually the day after the end of the SIMBL CS.  The 2030 SIMBL GM Awards ballots are still needed from several SIMBL GMs and are due Tuesday June 17, 2014.

The SIMBL will convert to OOTP 15 once the January 1, 2031 date comes in the off-season.  The upcoming 2031 off-season SIM schedule will also be announced league-wide shortly.  The official 2031 SIMBL Draft order will also be announced as well leading up to arbitrations and the official declaration date of free agents and the start of free agency.

Congratulations to John and to all SIMBL GMs on yet another successful, fun and competitive 26th season of play.

2030 SIMBL CS GAME ONE:

WHITBY 6 HAWAII 0
Whitby Leads Series 1-0
WP: Warren Lane (3-0 1.87 ERA) LP: Ricardo Camacho (2-1 2.48 ERA)
HR: Whitby: Toby Gibson 2 (2) Leo Kelley (1)
Player Of The Game: Warren Lane SP Whitby
9.0 IP 3 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 2 K

2030 SIMBL CS GAME TWO:

WHITBY 8 HAWAII 5
Whitby Leads Series 2-0
WP: Vinny Corleone (2-0 4.29 ERA) LP: Gustavo Estrada (2-1 5.27 ERA) SV: Luis Castro (5)
HR: Hawaii: Carlos Molina (2) Whitby: Leo Kelley (2)
Player Of The Game: Scott Porter 2B Whitby
4 for 5 2 R 2 2B BB 3 RBI SB

2030 SIMBL CS GAME THREE:

HAWAII 4 WHITBY 2 (10 INNINGS)
Whitby Leads Series 2-1
WP: Todd Newell (1-0 4.50 ERA (BS)) LP: Luis Castro (1-1 2.45 ERA)
HR: Hawaii: Robert Stuart (4)
Player Of The Game: Keith Patterson SP Whitby
8.0 IP 4 H 1 R 1 ER 3 BB 7 K

2030 SIMBL CS GAME FOUR:

HAWAII 5 WHITBY 2 (CARLOS MOLINA TWO-RUN SINGLE IN TOP OF 8TH INNING BREAKS 2-2 TIE)
Series Tied 2-2
WP: Ricardo Camacho (3-1 2.43 ERA) LP: Nelson Hawke (1-2 3.80 ERA) SV: Todd Newell (4)
HR: Hawaii: Gran Moulder (3)
Player Of The Game: Ricardo Camacho SP Hawaii
8.0 IP 4 H 2 R 2 ER 3 BB 3 K

2030 SIMBL CS GAME FIVE:

WHITBY 6 HAWAII 2
Whitby Leads Series 3-2
WP: Warren Lane (4-0 1.96 ERA) LP: Fernando Martinez (2-2 3.57 ERA) SV: Marvin Cameron (1)
HR: Whitby: Lawrence Moore (4) Hawaii: Gran Moulder (4)
Player Of The Game: Warren Lane SP Whitby
7.2 IP 5 H 2 R 2 ER 2 BB 7 K

2030 SIMBL CS GAME SIX:

WHITBY 8 HAWAII 1
Whitby Wins Series 4-2
WP: Vinny Corleone (3-0 3.38 ERA) LP: Gustavo Estrada (2-2 5.40 ERA)  
HR: Whitby: Scott Porter (2) Leo Kelley (3) Hawaii: Gran Moulder (5)
Player Of The Game: Scott Porter 2B Whitby
3 for 6 1 R 3-Run HR 3 RBI

2031

LAS VEGAS SWEEPS WAY TO 2031 SIMBL CHAMPIONSHIP

In One Of The Most Dominating Team Pitching Performances In SIMBL CS History, Hustlers Hold Texans To Nine Runs In Four Games, Two Runs In Final Three Games

Sin City is alive and well and unleashing the fireworks over the city after their beloved Hustlers stunned Dallas with a four-game sweep winning the franchise their third title and first SIMBL championship in 16 seasons.

13-year veteran and future SIMBL Hall Of Fame slugger Carlos Molina (above center) is in the center of the celebration in the Las Vegas locker room after the Hustlers clinched the 2031 SIMBL championship with an unexpected four-game sweep against Dallas.  The key off-season additions by GM Carl Hannah of the still-producing long-toothed veterans like Molina and SP Michael Gambino may have put the Hustlers over the top and helped them in a huge way to their first team title in 16 seasons.

2031 SIMBL CS:
LAS VEGAS 4 DALLAS 0

2031 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series:
Game One: Las Vegas 8 Dallas 7
Game Two: Las Vegas 5 Dallas 1
Game Three: Las Vegas 2 Dallas 0
Game Four: Las Vegas 14 Dallas 1

Las Vegas smashes Dallas on the road in Game Four 14-1 for the first sweep in the SIMBL CS in five seasons (Cleveland over Sacramento 2026) and only the fourth sweep in SIMBL CS history (San Diego over Oregon 2016 and Oregon over Calgary 2011).  Las Vegas held Dallas to nine runs in four games and two runs in the final three games. The Hustlers become the seventh wildcard team in 27 seasons to win it all.   The Las Vegas pitching performance was one of the most dominating in SIMBL CS history.

Congratulations to Hustlers GM Carl Hannah on his first well-earned and well-deserved SIMBL championship that he has waited patiently for since joining the league for the 2016 season.  It's the third SIMBL title in the franchise's history joining their 2013 and 2015 titles.  Since their last 2015 championship, Hannah has led them to the postseason six times with only an appearance in the 2023 SIMBL CS where they lost an eleventh-inning Game Seven heartbreaker.  Now that run of patience and hard-luck has finally ended.

Congratulations to Dallas Texans GM Robert Don on his second-place showing.  His scrappy teams always are tough and his wildcard team again made it to the SIMBL CS for the fourth time in the past eleven seasons and made the postseason for the 9th time in the past 11 seasons winning the wildcard eight of those seasons and making it to the SIMBL CS their four times as a wildcard frustratingly losing each time.

The 2031 SIMBL GM Awards polls will close and the winners will be announced followed by the 2031 SIMBL postseason MVPs announced and the 2032 SIMBL Draft order formally announced and finally the 2032 SIMBL off-season SIM schedule officially announced.

Congratulations to every SIMBL GM on another fun and competitive season as we head towards Season 28.

2031 SIMBL CS GAME ONE:

LAS VEGAS 8 DALLAS 7
Las Vegas Leads Series 1-0
WP: Odin Dunbar (1-1 13.50 ERA) LP: Marvin Baldwin (1-1 4.15 ERA) SV: Cedric Issacson (7)
HR: Las Vegas: Alejandro Galindo (2)
Player Of The Game: Vince Crocker 2 for 4 2-Run 2B BB 2 RBI

Las Vegas comes back from a 5-0 first inning deficit with a run in the bottom of the first and four runs in the bottom of the third to make it a brand new game very quickly.  Dallas scores two runs in the top of the fifth to jump up 7-5 but the Texans' bullpen falters as the Hustlers score single runs in the 5th, 7th and 8th innings with Alejandro's single off of Marvin Baldwin driving in Dave Kreal the winning run.  2028 SL Fireman Of The Year and seven-time All-Star Cedric Issacson closed the door 1-2-3 in the ninth for his 7th save of the postseason to give the Hustlers a 1-0 series lead.

2031 SIMBL CS GAME TWO:

LAS VEGAS 5 DALLAS 1
Las Vegas Leads Series 2-0
WP: Alan Alexander Anderson (4-1 2.51 ERA) LP: James Rudolph (0-2 4.32 ERA) SV: Cedric Issacson (8)
HR: Las Vegas: Alejandro Galindo (3)
Player Of The Game: Alan Alexander Anderson SP Las Vegas
8.0 IP 6 H 1 R 1 ER 1 BB 4 K

2031 SIMBL CS GAME THREE:

LAS VEGAS 2 DALLAS 0
Las Vegas Leads Series 3-0
WP: Riley Charboneau (3-1 2.27 ERA) LP: Mitch Evans (3-1 1.42 ERA)  
HR: Las Vegas: Carl Chaulk (4)
Player Of The Game: Riley Charboneau SP Las Vegas
9.0 IP 3 H 0 R 0 ER 3 BB 2 K

2031 SIMBL CS GAME FOUR:

LAS VEGAS 14 DALLAS 1
Las Vegas Wins Series 4-0
WP: Michael Gambino (3-1 5.40 ERA) LP: Raynald Charron (2-2 5.88 ERA)
HR: Las Vegas: Carl Chaulk (5) Carlos Molina (1)
Player Of The Game: Dave Kreal CF Las Vegas
4 for 5 2 R 2B SB 2 RBI

2032

CLIPPERS SHUT DOWN PINEAPPLES OFFENSE, WIN 2032 SIMBL CHAMPIONSHIP

Hawaii Held To 12 Runs In Five Games As Calgary Wins Fourth SIMBL Title In Franchise History; Clippers SP Jason Chapman Dominates In Two Wins

Calgary Clippers teammates storm the field at E Komo Field in Honolulu after winning Game Five and clinching the 2032 SIMBL championship.  The Clippers won their fourth league title and first since 2025 by surprisingly holding the potent Hawaii offense to two runs in three of the games and 12 runs total in five games.  Clippers SP Jason Chapman was masterful in two games earning two wins by going 17 innings allowing only 3 runs on 12 hits while striking out 19.

Calgary's Jason Chapman (above) smells blood pitching in the 9th inning of Game Five of the 2032 SIMBL CS against Hawaii.  The 30 year-old former 2022 third round draft pick was dominating in his two SIMBL CS starts going 17 innings allowing 12 hits and three runs while striking out 19. Chapman tied a SIMBL CS record with a 13-strikeout game in Game One.  Chapman was masterful in the Clippers run to the 2032 SIMBL title by going 3-0 with a 2.40 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in his six postseason starts.

2032 SIMBL CS:
CALGARY 4 HAWAII 1
2032 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship Series:
Game One: Calgary 3 Hawaii 1
Game Two: Calgary 7 Hawaii 2
Game Three: Hawaii 3 Calgary 2 (10th Inning Walk-Off Error)
Game Four: Calgary 7 Hawaii 4
Game Five: Calgary 6 Hawaii 2

In a championship series which featured two of the top scoring offenses in the SIMBL and two very evenly-matched teams pitching wins this year.

The Calgary Clippers of GM Christian DeMarco kept up their stellar pitching from the series first three games and showed that it wasn't a fluke in shutting down the big bats of Hawaii GM Troy Vogel's Pineapples winning the 2032 SIMBL Coveted Cup Championship in five games.  An attempt to run a live SIM with managerial decisions was deferred by Troy as we try to do at title time traditionally and the final SIM was simply auto run as usual.

The Clippers win their fourth SIMBL championship in the charter franchise's 28-season history improving their still dreadful postseason success to 4 championships in 23 postseason apperances.  It's the first Calgary championship in seven seasons and joins their other rings in 2018, 2023 and 2025. Calgary is now 4-3 in SIMBL CS trips.

Calgary held the potent Hawaii offense to two runs or less in three of the five games and to 12 total in the five game series.

It's the second loss in the past three seasons in the SIMBL CS for Troy and his Pineapples club after winning the 2028 SIMBL championship.

Congratulations to all on another successful, fun and competitive SIMBL season, our 28th together.  Our 29th season is now forthcoming.

2032 SIMBL CS GAME ONE:

CALGARY 3 HAWAII 1
Calgary Leads Series 1-0
WP: Jason Chapman (2-0 2.51 ERA) LP: Mark Campbell (2-1 1.14 ERA) SV: John Coburn (4)
HR: Calgary: Kerry Page (4) Hawaii: Gran Moulder (6)
Player Of The Game: Jason Chapman 8.0 IP 6 H 1 R 1 ER 0 BB 13 K

Calgary goes up 1-0 in the bottom of the third on a Tad Jackson single scoring rookie Shawn Jeffries.  The Clippers make it 3-0 in the bottom of the fifth on a two-run shot by catcher Kerry Page off of Hawaii's Mark Campbell.  The Pineapples Gran Moulder hits a solo shot off of Jason Chapman in the top of the seventh but that's all that they can muster off of Chapman who tied a SIMBL CS record with 13 K and was masterful.

2032 SIMBL CS GAME TWO:

CALGARY 7 HAWAII 2
Calgary Leads Series 2-0
WP: Mohammed Alvarez (1-1 4.42 ERA) LP: Fernando Martinez (2-2 5.79 ERA)
HR: Calgary: Kerry Page (6)
Player Of The Game: Kerry Page C Calgary
2 for 2 2 R Two 3-Run HR BB 6 RBI

Down 2-0 in the bottom of the second inning, Calgary catcher Kerry Page, playing due to regular catcher Randall Mays' injury that put him out of the playoffs during the last week of the regular season, hits a three-run blast off of Hawaii's Fernando Martinez to give the Clippers a 3-2 rebound lead.  Page strikes again in the bottom of the fourth inning with a same three-run shot off of Martinez to give him 6 RBI in two innings and a 6-2 Clippers lead.  Mohammed Alvarez scatters five hits in another dominating Clippers pitching performance the rest of the way as Calgary goes up 2-0 on Hawaii in the 2032 SIMBL CS.

2032 SIMBL CS GAME THREE:

HAWAII 3 CALGARY 2 (10 INNINGS WALK OFF ERROR ON CALGARY 1B HUE HENDERSON SCORES HAWAII'S ROBERT STUART)
Calgary Leads Series 2-1
WP: Patrick Thomas (2-0 0.00 ERA) LP: Bob Detty (3-2 1.20 ERA)
HR: Calgary: Hue Henderson (2)
Player Of The Game: Rafael Morales SP Calgary
7.0 3 H 2 R 2 ER 4 BB 4 K

Hawaii prevails in their third game of scoring three runs or less in a wild ten-inning affair in E Komo Field in Honolulu. Hawaii went up 1-0 in the bottom of the first on a walk to speedster T.J. Rose who led the SIMBL this past season in stolen bases.  Rose promptly stole second and third base and scored on a Deryk Ryles sacrifice fly to make it 1-0. Calgary quickly responded the next inning when Hue Henderson, who later would be the game goat, doubled off the wall off of the Pineapples young ace Ricardo Camacho.  After a walk to Calgary SS Antonio Oliva, Clippers 3B Ramiro Sanchez singled to load the bases.  Rookie Shawn Jeffries then scored Henderson on a long sacrifice fly to tie it 1-1 before Camacho got Kerry Page to ground out to end the inning.

The Clippers took the lead on a solo home run by Henderson off of Camacho then poised for more damage as Justin Sandy was hit by a pitch.  One batter later, Sanchez doubled again but in a vastly important play Sandy was gunned out at the plate by Kendrick Templeton as Camacho got out of the inning with the Clippers up 2-1.

In a series of two very evenly matched teams, the Pineapples stormed back to tie it in the bottom of the sixth when Rafael Morales, who pitched a gem, walked Robert Stuart. A rare balk on Morales while pitching to Deryk Ryles moved Stuart to second base. On a 3-2 pitch Ryles then drove a crisp single to left field scoring Stuart to tie it at 2-2.  Roger Marcum singled to put two runners on before Morales got Gran Moulder to ground into a fielders choice to end the threat.

Camacho got out of a jam in the top of the eighth inning as the Clippers put two runners on before he got Sanchez to ground out to end the threat.

The game went into extra innings and Hawaii looked at a 3-0 series deficit as Calgary's Colt McAlister doubled off of closer Todd Newell and was moved to third base on a Justin Sandy single. But the former 2029 and 2030 SL Fireman Of The Year Award winner showed his credentials by striking out the dangerous Henderson and Oliva to end the danger.

In the bottom of the 11th Hawaii's Robert Stuart and Ryles singled off of Calgary five-time UL Middle Reliever Of The Year Bob Detty to put runners on first and second. Clippers former 2029 first round pick Russell Kirk came in and got 40 HR/40 SB Roger Marcum to ground out into a double-play but moved Stuart to third.

With two outs, Gran Moulder grounded the apparent third out of the inning and to end the threat to Henderson who muffed the ball which allowed Stuart to score on a walk-off error in a classic SIMBL CS contest to narrow Hawaii's series deficit to 2-1 in improbable fashion.

2032 SIMBL CS GAME FOUR:

CALGARY 7 HAWAII 4
Calgary Leads Series 3-1
WP: Hayden James (2-1 3.13 ERA) LP: Gustavo Estrada (1-3 4.45 ERA) HLD: Bob Detty (2) Domingo Francisco (1) SV: John Coburn (5)
HR: Calgary: Kerry Page (7) Hue Henderson (3) Hawaii: Robert Stuart (2)
Player Of The Game: Hue Henderson 1B Calgary
1 for 2 1 R HR 5 RBI

Hawaii takes a 4-1 first inning lead on a two-run homer by Robert Stuart off of Calgary's Hayden James. A Roger Marcum triple was followed by a Deryk Ryles single to a make it 3-1 and then Gran Moulder singled home Ryles to make it 4-1.  

James, the former #3 overall pick of the 2024 SIMBL Draft and 2028 UL Hurler Of The Year, then settled down as Calgary started a comeback in the top of the third inning tacking on two runs on a Kerry Page double and Carlos Rosa single to put two runners on quickly.  The Pineapples' Gustavo Estrada then walked SIMBL career bases on balls leader Colt McAlister to load the bases.  Estrada walked home a run to Hue Henderson to make it 4-2.  Justin Sandy scored Rosa on a fielders choice before Estrada got Antonio Oliva to ground out to leave two runners stranded and a 4-3 lead.

In the top of the fourth, the Clippers tied it 4-4 on backup catcher Kerry Page's 7th home run of the postseason.

In the top of the fifth, McAlister tripled off of Estrada and scored on a Henderson ground out to move the Clippers up 5-4 and a lead they would not relinquish.

Henderson added a two-run home run in the top of the eight to chase Estrada out of the game and go up 7-4.  James went 7.0 innings allowing 8 hits and four runs before yielding to the vaunted Clippers bullpen as Bob Detty and Domingo Francisco didn't allow a runner on base as John Coburn earned his fifth save of the playoffs to give the Clippers a commanding 3-1 series lead with Game Five in Honolulu again.

2032 SIMBL CS GAME FIVE:

CALGARY 6 HAWAII 2
Calgary Wins Series 4-1
WP: Jason Chapman (3-0) LP: Mark Campbell (2-2)
HR: Calgary: Ramiro Sanchez (4) Hawaii: Angel Orozco (3)
Player Of The Game: Jason Chapman SP Calgary
9.0 IP 6 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 6 K

Calgary clinches the 2032 SIMBL championship by holding one of the SIMBL's highest-scoring offenses to two runs or less for the third time in five games as Jason Chapman earns his second win of the series.  Chapman threw 17 innings and only allowed 12 hits and three runs in his two wins while striking out 19.

Calgary jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a leadoff walk to Carlos Rosa whole stole second base and promptly scored on Tad Jackson's single.

The Clippers went up 4-0 in the top of the fourth as Antonio Oliva doubled in Justin Sandy who walked previously.  Ramiro Sanchez singled in Sandy for a 3-0 Calgary lead.  Rookie Shawn Jeffries grounded into a fielders choice but was singled home by Kerry Page to make it 4-0 off of Pineapples ace Mark Campbell.

The Clippers smelled blood and added on another run an inning later in the top of the fifth when Tad Jackson singled and was moved second on a Colt McAlister walk. Hue Henderson moved Jackson to third on a sacrifice fly and then Jackson scored on a Justin Sandy fielders choice to make it 5-0.

Ramiro Sanchez's solo home run off of Fred Winson in the top of the sixth made it 6-0.  

Hawaii scored a run each in the eighth and ninth on an Angel Orozco solo home run as Chapman was masterful again and went the distance for a complete-game series-clinching win.

 
SIMBL LEAGUE DATE:
11/1/2039
35th Season Of Play
File Updated: 6/19/2017
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