Author Archives: Craig Wieczorkiewicz

Blankenhorn, Erwin named MWL players of the week

Cedar Rapids Kernels 3B Travis Blankenhorn and Beloit Snappers LHP Zack Erwin respectively were named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for June 12-18. In seven games during that period, Blankenhorn batted .407 (11-for-27) with one … Continue reading

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Harrison homers twice to lead West to ASG victory

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers outfielder Monte Harrison homered twice to drive in three runs for the Western Division team in its 5-2 victory in this year’s Midwest League All-Star Game. Not only did he single-handedly drive in more runs than the … Continue reading

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Rincon blasts 20 homers in final round to win MWL HR Derby

Great Lakes Loons outfielder Carlos Rincon blasted 38 home runs — including 20 in the final round — to win the Midwest League Home Run Derby in front of a favorable crowd at Dow Diamond. He faced Lansing Lugnuts third … Continue reading

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Bichette finishes first half with .396 batting average

Lansing Lugnuts shortstop Bo Bichette entered the Midwest League All-Star break with a .396 batting average after going 0-for-2 in Sunday’s game. Bichette has the second-highest batting average in Minor League Baseball, behind only Lancaster JetHawks shortstop Brendan Rodgers’ .400 mark. Both … Continue reading

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Mariners fire Shine as LumberKings manager

When the Clinton LumberKings start the second half of their season Thursday, they will do so with a new manager. Their parent club, the Seattle Mariners, announced late Sunday that Pat Shine was removed as Clinton’s skipper, and former Chicago … Continue reading

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