ROCHESTER, Mich. – The Utica Unicorns have won eight of their last nine games and are riding a three-game winning streak to highlight This Week in the USPBL. The Unicorns currently hold a three-game lead in the standings at 9-2.
The Diamond Hoppers had a six-run ninth inning last Sunday to rally past the Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers, 8-7. The Hoppers have won four of their last five games are currently sit in second place.
The Woolly Mammoths’ Sonny Cortez took over the batting lead and is currently hitting .432 on the season. Local player and Diamond Hoppers standout Pat Adams ranks second in the league with a .405 average, and Eastside’s right-handed pitcher Noah Gotsis leads the league with a 1.29 earned run average.
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The United Shore Professional Baseball League was founded by Rochester-based General Sports and Entertainment, and is the culmination of a 10-year effort by General Sports to bring professional baseball to the Detroit area. General Sports is led by President & CEO Andy Appleby, a former Senior Vice President of the Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports and Entertainment. General Sports previously owned and operated the Fort Wayne Wizards, a Minor League Baseball team in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and the Derby County Football Club, an English football (soccer) club in the English Premier and Championship Football Leagues. The USPBL will give General Sports the opportunity to employ every best practice that its experienced team has learned over the past 30 years at the highest level of sports management and marketing.
The USPBL launched May 2016 with an initial slate of three teams playing a full 75-game schedule at Jimmy John’s Field in historic downtown Utica. The USPBL is the first league in history to feature best practices such as having all of its games played on prime dates, Thursday to Sunday from mid-May through early September – the very finest months of weather in Michigan.
For more information, visit the USPBL website.
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