Category Archives: Midwest League

Pedroza’s 4 RBI not enough for Peoria vs. South Bend

The second day of my road trip to Cooperstown included a Midwest League matinee at South Bend’s Four Winds Field. Peoria’s Richy Pedroza drove in four runs, but they weren’t enough as the Chiefs fell 5-4 to the Silver Hawks. Two of his … Continue reading

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Day 1 of Cooperstown road trip includes indy-league game

As I noted in the second half of this recent blog post, I’m driving to Cooperstown for this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony. My road trip started Sunday with South Bend as my destination, but thanks to perfect timing, … Continue reading

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Dragons rally late to beat Snappers 6-5

The Dayton Dragons rallied for five runs in the top of the 8th inning Friday to beat the Beloit Snappers 6-5 and complete a three-game sweep on the road. The Dragons sent 10 batters to the plate in that frame, … Continue reading

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Velazquez’s on-base streak ends at 74 games

South Bend Silver Hawks SS Andrew Velazquez went 0-for-4 Thursday night, snapping his 74-game on-base streak four days after he broke the old minor-league record. In his last at-bat Thursday, Velazquez was robbed of a hit by Burlington Bees LF Tyler … Continue reading

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Trout named MVP of MLB All-Star Game

Los Angeles Angels CF Mike Trout was named MVP of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game after going 2-for-3 with a triple and a double — both of which drove in runs for the American League. Trout, 22, is the second-youngest player … Continue reading

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Schwarber promoted to High-A; Almora hits for cycle

Kyle Schwarber, the Chicago Cubs’ top draft pick this year, is being promoted from the Kane County Cougars to the High-A Daytona Cubs. After five games with the short-season Boise Hawks, Schwarber batted .361 with 4 HR and 15 RBI in 23 … Continue reading

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Candelario, Weller named MWL players of the week

Kane County Cougars 3B Jeimer Candelario and South Bend Silver Hawks RHP Blayne Weller respectively were named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for the period of July 7-13. During that period, Candelario played in seven … Continue reading

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QC’s Feliz gives up game-winning HR in Futures Game

Both current Midwest League players on the World team got to pitch in the All-Star Futures Game, with Quad Cities River Bandits RHP Michael Feliz taking the loss in the U.S. team’s 3-2 win Sunday. Feliz pitched the bottom of … Continue reading

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Velazquez’s 72-game on-base streak sets new MiLB record

South Bend Silver Hawks SS Andrew Velazquez hit an infield single in his second at-bat Sunday to set a new minor-league record for consecutive games on base (72). The old record of 71 was set by Kevin Millar in 1997 … Continue reading

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