Thank you so much for tuning in for the 14th episode of the Prospect League Podcast with Ryan. In this episode we discuss The seasons final standings, leaders, and the championship games.
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B Cooper McMurray Danville Dans University of Kansas
2B Denver Blinn West Virginia Miners Indiana Wesleyan University
3B Keenan Taylor Danville Dans Butler University
SS Keshawn Ogans Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp University of California Berkeley
OF Alex Brunson REX University of Saint Francis
OF Chase Carney Champion City Kings Flagler College
OF Trey Smith Chillicothe Paints University of Indianapolis
C Angelo Peraza Danville Dans University of San Diego
DH Ben Newbert Johnstown Mill Rats Bloomsburg University
SP Ryan Eiermann Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp Kankakee Community College
SP Jake Miller Champion City Kings Valparaiso University
SP Louis Lipthratt West Virginia Miners Clark State Community College
RP Jake Leger Danville Dans Iowa Western Community College
RP Kaleb Honea Lafayette Aviators Northwestern Oklahoma State University
RP Ruben Ramirez Chillicothe Paints Point Park University
WEST CONFERENCE ALL-STARS
POSITION NAME TEAM COLLEGE
1B Jake Skrine Quincy Gems Indiana University
2B Kolten Poorman Cape Catfish Three Rivers College
3B Matt Sharck Qiuncy Gems Jefferson College
SS Gino D'Alessio Quincy Gems Quincy University
OF Ellison Hanna II Cape Catfish Indiana State University
OF Billy Gerlott Normal CornBelters Penn State University
OF Andrew Stone Cape Catfish West Virginia State University
C Brett McCleary Clinton Lumberkings University of Iowa
DH Jackson Jones Burlington Bees Young Harris College
SP Ryan Miller Clinton Lumberkings Creighton University
SP Ben Kowalski Normal CornBelters Webster University
SP Masen Palmier O'Fallon Hoots Missouri Baptist University
RP Anthony Klein O'Fallon Hoots Southeast Missouri State University
RP Trey McDaniel Cape Catfish Southern Illinois University Carbondale
RP Jacob Lotz Normal CornBelters Lewis University
The Roland Hemond Pro Prospect of the Year and Starting Pitcher of the Year is Ryan Eiermann of the Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp. Eiermann finished the season 8-1 with a 2.12 ERA over 12 appearances (11 starts). The left-handed pitcher set a Prospect League record with 109 strikeouts, while walking 21 over 68 innings pitched. His 11 starts, 68 innings pitched were both league-highs. His 2.12 ERA ranked second among qualifying pitchers.
The Galen Woods Fireman of the Year, given to the league’s top reliever each season, is Anthony Klein of the O’Fallon Hoots. Klein appeared in 19 games, earning a 5-1 record and five saves. Over 33 1/3 innings pitched, Klein allowed just three runs on 14 hits, striking out 39 and amassing a 0.81 ERA. The right-handed pitcher owned an opponent on-base percentage of .260, held opponents to .162 slugging and a .125 batting average.
The 2021 Mike Schmidt Player of the Year Jackson Jones of the Burlington Bees. Jones hit .295 over 57 games for the Bees while leading the Prospect League with 18 home runs and 17 doubles. He ranked second in RBIs with 51.
The 2021 Prospect League Manager of the Year, for a second-consecutive season, is Cape’s Steve Larkin, who guided the Catfish to the Prospect League Championship in the team’s second season. Cape overcame a slow start - a 6-8 record June 12 - finishing the first half 18-12, then winning the second half of the West Conference’s Prairie Land Division with a 20-10 record. Overall, the Catfish finished the regular season with an overall record of 38-22, the second-best record of the league’s 16 teams.
The Prospect League is an elite, collegiate wood-bat summer baseball league, providing college players with the opportunity to compete in a minor-league setting with high-level competition. The League’s members provide their communities with quality baseball and affordable, family-friendly entertainment. Founded in 2009 after merging with the Central Illinois Collegiate League, the Prospect League is made up of 16 teams competing in a seven-state region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. For more information, please visit www.prospectleague.com.
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08/30/21 • 10 min
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