Glasgow Galaxy 2019 League Champions
For a third consecutive year the Glasgow Galaxy side have dominated the Scottish National League. Once again both pitching and hitting have been strong in the champs with Luke Powell maintaining his performance levels while being bolstered by the ever improving Evaldas Grinys as well as Scott Shannon, while the arm of Jacob Wright, Jason Stott and captain John Tafe have not been far away from the bullpen. Meanwhile the prowess of Jim Sehar was ever present in the batters box. Of course it is not just Jim that provides the fire power. The afore mentioned players who take to the mound also have a high batting average as is the way in the Scottish league and with a batting order who can hit well from top to bottom on game day it is no wonder this team flies so high in the Scottish Ranks. Naming just the few players in this article seems very unfair to the rest of the team however there are just too many to mention. Looking at the team page and viewing their stats and game box scores gives you the exact picture I am painting. The farm system at the Galaxy is amongst the strongest in the league also which has helped them maintain the dominance the past three years. Rookies have grown in those three years to fully permanent game day players and a new crop is beginning to emerge. If there was ever a time to join the Glasgow Baseball Association which is home to Galaxy and it’s neighbouring team the Comets then the time is now.
History dictates in Scotland that the league title is going elsewhere next year – but of course history is made to be broken and Galaxy will be intent on doing just that. However, having won the league with three weekends still to play, they will be moving focus to the Scottish Postseason competition – The Caledonia Classic – which is still to play for and Glasgow Galaxy have their sights firmly on that silverwear as well and will want to add their name to the Draft Kings Caledonia Cup.
March 31 2019
Opening Day is upon us. It is filled with great anticipation and excitement for the players. We have started 2019 with a derby day where each city hosts a tie between its teams. In Aberdeen we have last seasons SNL runners ups Granite City Oilers host the league new comers and a team of former Oilers in the Aberdeen Express side who will be keen to cement their presence in the league and start their campaign for Caledonia Classic glory.
In Glasgow we have SNL champions Glasgow Galaxy facing off against city rivals Glasgow Comets. Never a game to miss and is always fiercely contested. Both sides looking to make their intentions known for 2019.
Finally, in Edinburgh it is Edinburgh Giants “visiting” Edinburgh Cannons. The Giants keen to expand on their Caledonia Classic runners up spot with a trophy in 2019, while the Cannons are ready and looking strong after rebuilding their team and will be determined to started off with a win which was so elusive last season.