Author: Jackson Ewers

**The information below will just be regarding week 8. Stay tuned for our next article though, which will provide a comprehensive overview of the entire season**

Welcome back to the final week of the KCL Baseball League! It’s been an exhilarating season, and now it’s time for the teams to give their all in these playoff games. Let’s dive into the exciting action from Week 8.

The Bobcats closed out their season on a high note, going 2-0 and securing the 3rd-place position over the Blue Caps. Their strong finish showcased their determination and skill, capping off a season of hard-fought battles. Despite my previous mistake in last week’s article, it turns out that the tiebreaker is based on head-to-head matchups, not run differential. However, this did not affect the final standings as the Bobcats’ victories were enough to secure their position.

Looking ahead to the playoffs, we have two thrilling matchups in store. The Ground Sloths, who have been a force to be reckoned with throughout the season, will face off against the Blue Caps. Meanwhile, the Merchants, another formidable team, will take on the Bobcats. The winners of these two games will advance to the championship, where they will battle for ultimate glory.

In recognition of their outstanding performances this week, we congratulate Nate Cooley for his impressive showing at the plate. Cooley, from the Ground Sloths, went 4-for-7 with a triple, 5 RBIs, and 2 runs scored. His contributions undoubtedly played a significant role in his team’s success.

Additionally, we applaud Nick Bacura, who stepped up to the mound for the first time this season and delivered an exceptional pitching performance. Bacura, representing the Merchants, pitched 4 solid relief innings, allowing no hits, 2 walks, and 0 earned runs while striking out an impressive 8 batters. His remarkable display of skill and composure helped his team secure a victory.

As we bid farewell to the regular season, the anticipation for the upcoming championship is at an all-time high. Get ready for more thrilling baseball action as the teams vie for the ultimate KCL Baseball League championship.


Week 8 Standings

TeamWinsLossesRun DifferentialRuns ScoredRuns Allowed
Ground Sloths1161812
Blue Caps02-7815

Week 8 Game Logs

Batting/Pitching/Fielding leaders in the KCL can be found on the KCL main page, along with each individual team’s leaders. Below is a more fun and interesting list of leaders that gives a little more insight into who’s doing well in the KCL League.


Players’ fantasy points are calculated using ESPN’s Fantasy Baseball standard scoring system (excluding pitching holds). (

Week 8 Top 10 Hitting and Pitching Fantasy Leaders

PlayerTeamFantasy PointsPlayerTeamFantasy Points
Tyler ThompsonBobcats14Nick BacuraMerchants20.0
Nate CooleyGround Sloths14Jesse CourtneyGround Sloths9.0
Dan MoseleBobcats12Troy McLeeseBobcats6.0
Eduardo LetamendiGround Sloths12Alex SmithBobcats5.0
Luke StulgaGround Sloths12Parker StonekingBlue Caps4.0
Tugg HollandsworthBobcats11Logan BarnettBobcats4.0
Ashton HorchemMerchants11Rance BryantGround Sloths4.0
Caleb RoyerBlue Caps10Jacob O’DayBobcats3.0
Riley McAllisterBobcats9Grant AtenGround Sloths3.0
Gage WolfeBlue Caps8Marshall IngoldBobcats2.0
Cade TomhaveBobcats8Cody ShouseGround Sloths2.0

Week 8 Top Batter Game Performances

PlayerTeamOpponentDateGame Stats
Tyler ThompsonBobcatsBlue Caps7-13-233-3, 2B, 2 3Bs, 4 Rs
Dan MoseleBobcatsBlue Caps7-13-234-5, HR, 3 RBIs, 2 Rs
Luke StulgaGround SlothsBobcats7-12-232-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBIs, 1 R

Week 8 Top Pitcher Game Performances

PlayerTeamOpponentDateGame Stats
Nick BacuraMerchantsBlue Caps7-12-234 IP, 0 H, 2 BBs, 8 Ks, 0 ER
Jesse CourtneyGround SlothsMerchants7-13-232 IP, 0 H, 2 BBs, 3 Ks, 0 ER
Troy McLeeseBobcatsGround Sloths7-12-233 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 Ks, 1 ER


Top 10 Current Game-Hitting Streak Leaders

PlayerTeamHitting Streak
Justin GutierrezGround Sloths11
Kannon KlieneBlue Caps6
Tyler ThompsonBobcats6
Anthony MartinezMerchants6
Daniel ContretasBobcats5
Caleb RoyerBlue Caps4
Cade TomhaveBobcats3
Eli KieserGround Sloths3
Ashton HorchemMerchants3
Nathan GarardMerchants3

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