It's only fifteen games into the season, but we're already starting to see some of the more hot teams come running out of the gate!
PHILADELPHIA WINGS (11-3, 1st Place, NL East): After going 12-6 in Spring Training, it was obvious that the Philadelphia Wings had only one thing on their mind... winning the Season 8 championship.
The Wings started out white hot, going undefeated in their first eight contests at the expense of the Scranton Ironmen and the Washington D.C. Crooks. Philly suffered their first loss against the Bo Knows of Kansas City but were able to take two games of the three game series.
In a rematch of last season's Division Championship series where we saw Norfolk take the tilt 3-2, the Wings were looking for retribution against Southern early in Season 8. After being outscored in the first two games of the series three game series, 10-4, the Wings were able to pull off the 10-7 win in the rubber match behind second baseman Cyrus Snelling's inside-the-park homerun in the sixth inning. With the victory, the Wings were able to avoid their first sweep of the season.
The Wings have won their first game against the Jackson Hunters and will look to continue compiling a perfect record on the road as they go into game two of the three-game series.
HOUSTON CAVALIERS (11-3, 1st Place, NL South): Unlike Philadelphia's fortunes, the Houston Cavaliers started out a bit slow out of the gate, compiling a record of 4-3. For those doubting Thomas' out there who thought that the slow streak would continue, the Cavs proved the world wrong, now riding a seven-game winning streak, catapulting them into first place in the NL South.
After the Cavs dominated the Hunters by a combined score of 21-7 in their three wins in the series, Houston hit a small roadbump in Nashville. The Sounds took two games of three for the series win.
After a tough loss in the rubber match of the series against Nashville where the Cavs lost in the bottom of the ninth inning, Houston took out their frustrations by sweeping both Montreal and Little Rock, starting them on their winning streak.
With a win against Scranton, the Cavs' winning streak stands at seven, and there is no sign that Houston is going to let down.
Sante Fe Slammers (11-4, 1st Place, AL South): The Santa Fe Slammers nearly completed the perfect Spring Training season, having lost only two games out of fourteen spring training games. The Slammers look to continue their winning ways, compiling an 11-4 record in the early goings of Season 8.
Leading the league with 35 home runs and currently sitting in second in the league with a .316 batting average, the Slammers look to avenge a Season 7 first round exit out of the playoffs at the hands of Charleston.
After going 3-2 in their first five games, the Slammers found their stride, winning their next seven straight games at the expense of the Louisville Lions, a series sweep of the lowly Minnesota Maulers, and the Austin Healeys. The winning streak saw the Slammers surpass the Austin Healeys for first place in the AL South after Austin earned a 4-1 record in their first five games.
The Slammers look to start another extended winning streak as they welcome the New York Metros to Santa Fe.