Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Seals start new season Thursday

Throw away the first-half standings -- the Seals are in a five-way tie for first place. The second mini-season is set to fire up on Thursday night with Victoria and the Chico Outlaws kicking off a three-game series at 7 PM. The match-up should be a good one as Victoria has won 12 of their last 17 games and the Outlaws won the North Division first-half title with a 33-12 record.

Mike Walker will not be joining the Seals on the remainder of their road trip, so if you want to follow the games live tune in to the Chico Outlaws internet broadcast. Dan Hawkins, Media Director of the Outlaws, will be doing the play-by-play.

Seal Blubber Bits
  • Brian Rios started at third base and batted sixth for the GBL in Wednesday night's All-Star Game against the Northern League. He went 0-for-2 on the night and played the first half of the game.
  • Josh Arhart went 0-for-1 with a walk while catching the second half of the All-Star Game. Unfortunately, he was picked off second base after walking in his first at-bat. The error proved costly, as the GBL ended up leaving the bases loaded in the inning without scoring a run. In the next half-inning, the Northern League scored four runs to put the game away.
  • The Northern League won the game 9-3 and out-hit the GBL 11-7.
  • Attendance at the game, which was played at Tucson's Hi Corbett Field, was a very respectable 4,625.
  • The 2011 All-Star Game will be played in a Northern League city -- likely Zion or Schaumburg.