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Wednesday, July 22
Predators Lose To League Leading Caseys Pub 8-3

Milford, CT (7/19/2015) Today the Predators faced off at Washington Field against defenfing league champions, and current league leading Caseys Pub.  It was a game of missed opportunities for the Predators.  "1-2-3" was the unwanted theme for the Predators offense, that went down 1-2-3 a total of 5 innings, including the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 7th innings.  In the end, 2 minor rallies produced 3 runs for the Predators who lost for the 2nd straight week an ananiemic offense. 

Sunday, July 12
Predators Fall Hard In Historic Loss To Star Factory 16-1

Milford, CT (7/12/2015) The Predators played their first game in over a month today at Washington Field.  After a solid win over Sons Of Pitches 4 weeks earlier, two rain outs and a holiday gave the Predators too much time away from the game.  The Predators only had 5 hits in their pathetic 16-1 4th inning 15 run rule loss to Star Factory. 

Wednesday, June 17
Predators Overcome Poor Sportsmanship To Pound Sons Of Pitches 14-8

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7th Inning Poor Sports - Sons Of Pitches
Milford, CT (6/14/2015) At Foote Field, the Predators faced off against Sons Of Pitches.  As the game developed, Sons Of Pitches demonstrated inappropriate behavior on the field and on the bench that went unchecked.  The bad behavior included beer drinking by Sons of Pitches players in the dugout during the game.  In addition, one young Sons Of Pitches player - the left fielder called "Hough" - intentionally ran into the Predators 2nd baseman twice and punched the Predator 1st baseman on a ground out in the 7th inning.  The last act culminated in a convergence of teams around first base.  In the end, the Predators walked away with a 14-8 victory. 

Monday, June 8
Predators Lose Tight Game To Pitch Perfect 5-3

Milford, CT (6/7/2015) After dropping their first game in today's doubleheader at Platt Tech Field, the Predators played Pitch Perfect - a newcomer to the Milford Sunday Night League.  This game turned out to be competetitive, but also a painful loss. The Predators gave up early runs on errors  and were unable to generate enough offense in their 5-3 loss.

Sunday, June 7
Predators Play Better But Drop Matinee To Ball So Hard 18-11

Milford, CT (6/7/2015)  The Predators faced off against Ball So Hard in the first game of a doubleheader at Platt Tech Field.   While the Predators offense continue to play a little better than previous weeks, they once gain fell short in an 18-11 loss.

Monday, May 18
Predators Bow To The Kings 18-10

Milford, CT (5/17/2015)  At Platt Tech Field, the Predators faced off against the well-balanced Kings. Despite doing better on offense, the Predators were unable to keep up with the Kings in an 18-10 defeat.

Monday, May 4
Predators Rally Comes Up Short In 9-7 Loss To Jim's Plumbing

Milford, CT (5/3/2015) At Platt Tech Field, the Predators faced off against Jim's Plumbing, a team that went deep into the 2014 Sunday Night League playoffs.  Jim's Plumbing got off to a quick start, scoring 5 in the bottom of the first, and 2 in the bottom of the 3rd while holding the Predators scoreless to take a 7-0 lead.  In the top of the 5th the Predators finally got on the board.  After Matt Kraynak reached on a fielders choice play, Rick Ruiz walked and Ray Gilbert reached on an error, Carl Malinosky drew a walk pushing Kraynak in to score and breaking the shutout.  In the bottom of the 5th Jim's Plumbing answered by slugging back-to-back solo home runs to take a 9-1 lead.

In the top of the 6th, the Predators rallied for 6 runs on a mix of hits and walks scoring David Weiss, Bob Paradis, Dain Runestad, Mike Ranilla and Matt Kraynak, cutting the score to 9-7.  Unfortunately the Predators were unable to push across any more runs and lost by that 9-7 score.  



Saturday, May 2
Predators Fall 19-5 to Joey C's In Season Opener

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Carl throws a Strike in Season Opener April 26, 2015

Milford, CT (4/26/2015)  For the first time in team history, the Predators played a regular season game in April. In the prior 31 seasons, the Predators never played befgore the first Sunday of May.  Although the weather was decent for this early season game at Foote Field, the Predators were unable to generate the offense they needed to earn the win, falling 19-5 in 6 innings agaionst Joey C's.

While the end score was not close, this game was competetive through the first four innings.   After Joey C's took a 2-0 lead after 1 and a 3-0 lead after 2, the Predators got on the board in the bottom of the 3rd.  Bob Paradis opened the inning with a double to deep left and scored on an RBI single by Dain Runestad.  Shortly thereafter, Runestad came in to score on an RBI single by Todd Slade, making it a 3-2 game after 3 innings.  After holding Joey C's scoreless, the Predators tied the game in the bottom of the 4th.  After Daryle Graf singled, Steve Kutzscher walked and David Weiss singled, Graf scored on a Sacrifice by Mike Ranilla.

Unfortunately in the top of the 5th, the Predators made several errors in the field, leading to a 5 run inning for Joey C's.  In the bottom of the 5th, the Predators chipped in a couple of runs.  With one out, Matt Kraynak singled to left and advanced to 2nd when Tim Myers drew a walk. After Todd Slade singled to load the bases, Kraynak (via pinch runner Runestad) came into score on a Sacrifice by Carl Malinosky (King Carl).   Myers came into score when Daryle Graf drilled a ball that was mishandled by the 3rd baseman to make it an 8-5 game after 5.  In the top of the 6th, the game got completely out of control, as once again key errors in the Predators defence and key hits by Joey C's led to an 11 run outburst, giving them an insurmountable 19-5 lead to which the Predators did not answer to in the 6th.

 



Saturday, May 2
Predators 2015 Practice#2

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Fred Batting, Carl Pitching and Kraynak Injury at 2nd Practice 2015
Milford, CT (4/19/2015)

Saturday, May 2
Predators 2015 Practice#1

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Ray Gilbert Batting at Predators 1st Practice of 2015
Milford, CT (4/12/2015)

Sunday, February 15
Predators 2015 Winter Meeting RESCHEDULED Due to Weather

Milford, CT (2/15/2015) Due to the inclement weather, poor driving conditions and sparadic power outages in some parts of the state, the Milford Predators have rescheduled their 2015 Winter Meeting to 3pm on Sunday February 22nd.

Wednesday, December 31
MILFORD PREDATORS To Return In 2015 For Season # 32

Milford, CT (12/31/2014)  According to Matt Kraynak, General Manager and Field Manager of the Milford Predators, the veteran team will take the field in 2015 for their 32nd consecutive season in the Milford Sunday Night League. 

Immediate plans were not disclosed, however the team anticipates multiple Winter Meetings to take place in multiple locations including both Connecticut and Florida.  In addition, the team web site will be coming out of hiaitus over the next few months.

 

 



Monday, February 9
Predators 2015 Winter Meeting Scheduled

Milford, CT (2/9/2015) The Milford Predators will hold their 2015 Winter Meeting on Sunday February 15, 2015 at Bella Napoli Restaurant.  The event commences at 3:30pm sharp, and has no end time.  Players should reply to Predator GM Matt Kraynak regarding their intentions for the 2015 season and if they will participate in the Winter meeting by Friday February 13th.

Yes - Friday the 13th.

The 2015 Season may start the second or third week of April, potentially breaking the tradition of starting the first Sunday of May which was the case for the prior 31 seasons. The 2015 season is the 32nd season for this veteran team.