Starting pitchers for Game 5 revealed

The starting pitchers for tonight’s winner-take-all Game 5 of the Midwest League Championship Series have been revealed.

The Cedar Rapids Kernels will send RHP Randy LeBlanc to the mound. He went 9-5 with a 3.03 ERA, 69 strikeouts and 28 walks in 89 innings (33 games/five starts) during the regular season. This is his second year as a professional ballplayer after being drafted by the Minnesota Twins in 2014.

Randy LeBlanc on the mound for the Kernels in Beloit earlier this year. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Randy LeBlanc on the mound for the Kernels in Beloit earlier this year. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

The visiting West Michigan Whitecaps will counter with RHP Ross Seaton, an eight-year veteran of the minor leagues. He was drafted by the Houston Astros in 2008; this is his first year in the Detroit Tigers organization. He spent most of the regular season with West Michigan, going 11-8 with a 3.73 ERA, 86 strikeouts and 16 walks in 132.2 innings (21 starts) for the Whitecaps.

Ross Seaton pitching for the Whitecaps in May. (Photo by Kevin Sielaff/MLive.com)

Ross Seaton pitching for the Whitecaps in May. (Photo by Kevin Sielaff/MLive.com)

First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. CT. I’ll be live-tweeting the game on Twitter. If you don’t use Twitter, you can still see my most recent tweets along the right side of this website.

As a refresher course on how the series got this far, here are links to my stories and photos from the first four games:

Kernels shut out Whitecaps to win Game 1 of MWL finals

Four-run inning enough for Whitecaps to even series

Walk-off win gives Kernels 2-1 lead in best-of-five series

Whitecaps win, forcing winner-take-all Game 5

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