Author Archives: Craig Wieczorkiewicz

Hinojosa gets big hit in CR’s win in Burlington

Cedar Rapids Kernels 3B Jonatan Hinojosa had two hits and four RBI, including three driven in on a bases-loaded triple, to lead his team to a 6-5 comeback win over the Burlington Bees at Community Field on Thursday. The Bees … Continue reading

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Loons’ De Leon strikes out 14 in win over TinCaps

Great Lakes Loons RHP Jose De Leon struck out 14 batters, including nine in a row, in his team’s 5-1 win over the Fort Wayne TinCaps on Tuesday. It was only his second start since being promoted from the rookie-league Ogden Raptors … Continue reading

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Garrett, O’Neill named MWL players of the week

Dayton Dragons LHP Amir Garrett and Clinton LumberKings OF Tyler O’Neill respectively were named the Midwest League pitcher and offensive player of the week for the period of August 11-17. Garrett pitched a seven-inning shutout against the Lake County Captains … Continue reading

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Eaves’ three hits lead Bees to victory

Despite LHP Sean Newcomb’s first bad outing as a pro, the Burlington Bees beat the Quad Cities River Bandits 5-4 at Modern Woodmen Park on Sunday. Newcomb, the top draft pick of the Los Angeles Angels this year, was making … Continue reading

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LumberKings win in Leyland’s return to Clinton

Former MLB manager Jim Leyland was the guest of honor on “Throwback Night” at Clinton’s Ashford University Field, and the LumberKings won 4-0 in front of their old skipper. Not that he managed the LumberKings, per se — Leyland helmed … Continue reading

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Leyland returns to Clinton on Saturday

Former manager Jim Leyland will revisit his Midwest League roots when he returns to Clinton for the LumberKings’ “Throwback Night” on Saturday. Leyland, who racked up 1,769 wins as a major-league manager, got his start as a skipper with the 1972 … Continue reading

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Chiefs pitchers fan franchise-record 23 in 14-inning game

Peoria Chiefs pitchers struck out 23 batters in their 14-inning win over the Burlington Bees on Tuesday. That is believed to be a franchise record. SP Alex Reyes fanned 11 batters in six shutout innings, matching his career-high for strikeouts in … Continue reading

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Marincov named MWL Player of the Month

Minor League Baseball announced today that Beloit Snappers RF Tyler Marincov is its Midwest League Player of the Month for July. In announcing the award, MiLB noted that Marincov “led the Midwest League in slugging percentage (.783), extra-base hits (20) and … Continue reading

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Liriano makes MLB debut; Farmer to debut on Wednesday

Former Midwest League MVP Rymer Liriano made his major-league debut with the San Diego Padres on Monday, going 0-for-2 with a sacrifice fly in his team’s 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies. He batted seventh and played right field. Liriano … Continue reading

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