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OSC Original by Dan Krieger
BASEBALL Carolina League: The city of Fayetteville (NC) announced it will move forward on a memorandum of understanding with Major League Baseball's Houston Astros to build a new downtown ballpark for a possible team in the high Class-A Carolina League. The league's Myrtle Beach Pelicans team was renamed the Myrtle Beach Mermen for one game this week. The Myrtle Beach Mermen is the name of a fictional team in an HBO series called Eastbound and Down. California League: The San Ber... Full Story

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Eight Unanswered Leads Birds to 9-5 Comeback Triumph

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - A four-run seventh helped the Myrtle Beach Pelicans rally from four runs down for the second straight night Monday, scoring eight answered runs to beat the Carolina Mudcats 9-5 at ... Full Story

Champions Tie Extra-Inning Record with Walk-Off Win over Capitales

Ottawa, ON - The Ottawa Champions etched their name in the Can-Am League record book on Monday night as they tied the league record for most extra inning games in a season. Donal Duarte's walk-off ... Full Story

San Diego Sockers Hire Sean Bowers as General Manager

The San Diego Sockers hired Sean Bowers as their new General Manager, the team announced today. Bowers agrees to a three-year deal to head the business operations of the Sockers as they seek to win a ... Full Story

Jackals Name David Leger Head Coach

ELMIRA, NY - The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and AHL's Rochester Americans, announced today that David Leger (leh-ZHAY) has been named the team's Head Coach. Leger becom ... Full Story

Lake Erie Accepting Bids for New Stadium Naming Rights

Avon, Ohio- The Lake Erie Crushers have announced that they are accepting bids for a new stadium naming rights partner. The Crushers will immediately initiate scheduling appointments with those partie ... Full Story

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Most Popular Teams on OSC

The following minor league and alternative professional sports teams on OurSports Central have been viewed the most over the last seven days:
  1. Hartford Yard Goats - Eastern League (EL)
  2. High Country Grizzlies - Arena Development League (ADL)
  3. Roswell Invaders - Pecos League (Pecos)
  4. Springfield Falcons - American Hockey League (AHL)
  5. Frisco RoughRiders - Texas League (TL)
  6. Wichita Wingnuts - American Association (AA)
  7. Lehigh Valley IronPigs - International League (IL)
  8. South Carolina Stingrays - ECHL (ECHL)
  9. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders - International League (IL)
  10. Southern Illinois Miners - Frontier League (FL)


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The most recent minor league and alternative professional sports teams added to OurSports Central:

Minor Leagues on OSC

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

BASEBALL
Affiliated Minor League Baseball
ApL, AzFL, AzL, CalL, CarL, EL, FSL, GCL, IL, ML, MWL, NWL, NYPL, PCL, PL, SAL, SL, TL
College Wood Bat Baseball
Alaska, Cape Cod, Coastal Plain, FCBL, GLSCL, GWL, NECBL, Northwoods, PGCBL, Prospect, TCL, WCL, WMBL
Independent Minor League Baseball
AA, AtL, Can-Am, FL, PA, Pecos

BASKETBALL
Men's Minor League Basketball
D-League, NBL Canada
Women's Basketball
WNBA

FOOTBALL
Indoor/Arena Football
ADL, AFL, AIF, CIF, IFL
Outdoor Football
CFL, FXFL

HOCKEY
Junior Hockey
NAHL, OHL, QMJHL, USHL, WHL
Minor League Hockey
AHL, ECHL, FHL, SPHL
Women's Hockey
NWHL

LACROSSE
Indoor Lacrosse
NLL
Outdoor Lacrosse
MLL

OTHER
Other Sports
PFL, PRO Rugby
Other Women's
NPF, WTT

SOCCER
Indoor Soccer
IPL, MASL
Outdoor Soccer
MLS, NASL, USL
Women's Soccer
NWSL