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    Aviators Promote Montgomery to Field Manager

    Date:09/04/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Lafayette Aviators have announced that 2019 Hitting Coach, Bailey Montgomery, has been promoted to Field Manager for the 2020 season. Bailey replaces Brent McNeil, who accepted a full time role as Pitching Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Purdue Fort Wayne. “We wish Brent the best of luck at Purdue Fort Wayne with Coach Schreiber. Brent was a valuable ass...


    Gems Announce Aaron Meyer As Field Manager

    Date:08/29/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    Thursday afternoon, the Quincy Gems announced former player and assistant coach Aaron Meyer as the club's newest field manager, following the departure of Pat Robles. --- Aaron Meyer is currently in his third year as a member of the Missouri State Bears coaching staff and his second as a graduate assistant. Following the completion of his four-year Missouri State playing career fr...


    Aviators' Brent McNeil Takes Coaching Job With Purdue Fort Wayne

    Date:08/29/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    Lafayette Aviators' Brent McNeil has stepped down as manager of the team, as he has accepted the job of recruiting coordinator and pitching coach at Purdue Fort Wayne University.  McNeil managed the Aviators in three of the first four seasons of the franchise which began in 2016, with 2018 being the exception. McNeil led the Aviators to the 2017 Prospect League Championship. The team ex...


    Lafayette Aviators To Play At Purdue's Alexander Field in 2020

    Date:08/29/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    (AUGUST 9) During the Lafayette Aviators’ final night at Historic Loeb Stadium, in front of a record crowd of 1,854, the team made a highly anticipated announcement as to where they will play their next season. With New Loeb Stadium set to open in 2021, the Aviators will officially play the 2020 campaign at Alexander Field, home of the Purdue Boilermakers.  “We are...


    POSTSEASON ALL-STARS & AWARDS ANNOUNCED

    Date:08/16/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    ELKVILLE, Ill. – The Prospect League announced its 2019 Postseason All-Stars and award winners Friday morning. The all-star teams and awards were voting on by the league’s 12 field managers.   The Chillicothe Paints and Cape Catfish, the East and West Division Champions, led all teams with seven all-star selections each. Five Quincy Gems, four Danville Dans, two from the DuPage ...


    PAINTS WIN PROSPECT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP!

    Date:08/14/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    Derrick Webb, Staff Writer - Southern Ohio Sports Authority CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — In a winner-take-all situation, with the bases loaded late in the game, Chillicothe’s Trey Smith didn’t feel the pressure. But he did feel the baseball jump off his bat. In his home state of Missouri, in the top of the sixth inning, Smith clubbed his fifth and final home run this summer to t...


    PROSPECT LEAGUE PROSPECT(US) - PAINTS WIN 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP

    Date:08/14/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    THE PROSPECT LEAGUE PROSPECT(US) For the Love of the Game since 1963   CHILLICOTHE PAINTS 2019 PROSPECT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP     GAME DAY – Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by Ray Mileur, raymileur@prospectleague.com   CHILLICOTHE, 5  CAPE, 2 – After dropping Game One of the Prospect League Championship Series, (PLCS), at home at the VA Memorial Stadium, the C...


    PROSPECT(US) POSTSEASON MVP - PAINTS NATE HAUGH

    Date:08/14/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    by Ray Mileur ELKVILLE, IL - The Prospect(us) Postseason MVP as selected by the Prospect(us) writers, is the Chillicothe Paints closer Nate Haugh, (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 SVs),  from Waterville, OH, a junior at the University of Toledo, who picked up two consecutive road saves, in two winner takes all contest including the save he earned on August 8, against the Danville Dans for the East Div...


    PROSPECT(US) PLAYER OF THE DAY - PAINTS TREY SMITH

    Date:08/14/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    by Ray Mileur ELKVILLE, IL - The Prospect League Prospect(us) Player of the Day, is the Chillicothe Paints outfielder Trey Smith, from Sikeston, MO, a sophomore at the University of Indianapolis. In Game 3 of the Prospect League Championship Series against the Cape Catfish, at Capaha Field, in front of his family and friends, the Sikeston native hit a grand slam in the sixth i...


    CATFISH SEASON ENDS WITH 5-2 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME LOSS

    Date:08/14/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    by Ray Mileur CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - The Prospect League West Division Champions, the Cape Catfish historic inaugural season came to an end Tuesday night, with a 5-2 loss to the East Division Champions, the Chillicothe Paints at Capaha Field, in the Prospect League Championship game. A much-anticipated pitching duel between Cape's Prospect League top-ranked pitcher, Bryan M...


    PROSPECT(US) PITCHER OF THE DAY - PAINTS JACK RAINES

    Date:08/13/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    by Ray Mileur ELKVILLE, IL - The Prospect League Prospect(us) Pitcher of the Day is the Chillicothe Paints starter Jack Raines, (W, 1-0, 0.96 ERA), from Akron, OH, a senior at Baldwin Wallace University. In Game Two of the Prospect Leauge Championship Series, down 1-0, against the Cape Catfish, the West Division Champions, at Capaha Field, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Raines allowed ju...


    PROSPECT(US) PLAYER OF THE DAY - PAINTS GAVIN HOMER

    Date:08/13/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    by Ray Mileur ELKVILLE, IL - The Prospect League Prospect(us) Player of the Day is the Chillicothe Paints All-Star second baseman Gavin Homer, from Battle Creek, MI, a junior at Penn State University, who hit a three-run homer in eighth inning of Game Two of the Prospect League Championship Series against the West Division Champions, the Cape Catfish to give the Paints a 9-2 lead and the eventual...


    PROSPECT LEAGUE PROSPECT(US)

    Date:08/12/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    by Ray Mileur CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Chillicothe Paints erased a 2-0 deficit to beat the Cape Catfish 9-4 in game two of the Prospect League Championship Series Monday night at Capaha Field. The win evens the series and forces a decisive game three Tuesday night at 6:35 p.m. After an error, catcher Andrew Keck, from St. Louis, MO, a freshman at Southeast Missouri State University, t...


    PAINTS EVEN SERIES WITH 9-4 WIN OVER THE CATFISH

    Date:08/12/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    by Ray Mileur CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Chillicothe Paints erased a 2-0 deficit to beat the Cape Catfish 9-4 in game two of the Prospect League Championship Series Monday night at Capaha Field. The win evens the series and forces a decisive game three Tuesday night at 6:35 p.m. After an error, catcher Andrew Keck, from St. Louis, MO, a freshman at Southeast Missouri State University, t...


    FREE ADMISSION TO THE PROSPECT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

    Date:08/12/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    by Ray Mileur CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - The Cape Catfish announced Monday night, in the seventh inning of Game Two of the Prospect League Championship Series, that if the series was forced to a Game Three that there would be free admission to all fans for the championship game. The Paints won Monday night's game 9-4 over the Catfish forcing Game Three in the best of three series that will be play...


    PAINTS BEAT CATFISH 9-4, FORCE GAME 3

    Date:08/12/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Chillicothe Paints, presented by Adena Health System, erased a 2-0 deficit to beat the Cape Catfish 9-4 in game two of the Prospect League Championship Series Monday night at Capaha Field. The win evens the series and forces a decisive game three Tuesday night at 7:35 p.m. After an error, Andrew Keck hit a two-run home run over the left-field fence, giving the Catfi...


    PROSPECT(US) PITCHER OF THE DAY - CAPE'S AUSTIN WILLIAMS

    Date:08/11/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    by Ray Mileur ELKVILLE, IL - The Prospect League Prospect(us) Pitcher of the Day, from Game One of the Prospect League Championship Series, is the Cape Catfish starter Austin Williams, from Searcy, AR, a junior at Three Rivers Community College, who tossed six complete innings, giving the bullpen a break, giving up three runs, just one of them earned on four hits and a wa...


    PROSPECT(US) PLAYER OF THE DAY - PAINTS COLE ANDREWS

    Date:08/11/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    by Ray Mileur, ELKVILLE, IL - The Prospect League Player of the Day from Game One of the Prospect League Championship Series is the Chillicothe Paints All-Star catcher Cole Andrews, from Powell, OH, a freshman at Miami University, went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored, while playing stellar defense, keeping multiple pitches in the dirt from getting past him and limiting th...


    PROSPECT LEAGUE PROSPECT(US)

    Date:08/10/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    ELKVILLE, IL - The Cape Catfish, the 2019 Prospect West Division Champions were in Chillicothe, OH, Saturday night to face the Chillicothe Paints, the 2019 Prospect League East Division Champions in Game One of a best-of-three series for the 2019 Prospect League Championship. The Cape Catfish, the West Regular Season West Division Champions, and the West Division Champions are play...


    PAINTS FALL IN GAME ONE OF THE PLCS, 6-3 to CATFISH

    Date:08/10/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - The Chillicothe Paints, presented by Adena Health System, opened the 2019 Prospect League Championship Series at home Saturday night at VA Memorial Stadium, losing the Cape Catfish 6-3. Cape's Curtis Washington, Jr., put the Catfish up first with a solo home run in the top of the first inning. Chillicothe tied the game in the bottom of the second on back-to-back doub...


    IN THE SPOTLIGHT - PAINTS CODY ORR

    Date:08/10/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    by Ray Mileur, CHILLICOTHE, OH - The Paints All-Star, 2019 Prospect League Batting Champion Cody Orr, a 2017 graduate from Rossford High School, in Rossford, OH and a sophomore at Tiffin University, may not be finished collecting accolades for his outstanding performance this season as a two-way player for Chillicothe. Orr began the season being named the Prospect League Prospect(us) Pitcher of ...


    MCNEELY GRILLED THE PISTOL SHRIMP FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE

    Date:08/09/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - Good pitching, Gold Glove-caliber defense, stolen bases and a couple of long balls, in the Prospect League West Championship game, something for everyone at Capaha Field in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The Cape Catfish turned to All-Star Bryan McNeely, from Scott City, MO, a freshman at Southeast Missouri State University, who had been named the Prospect(us) Pitcher of...


    PITCHERS DOMINATE, PAINTS BEAT DANS 3-1 FOR EAST TITLE

    Date:08/09/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    DANVILLE, IL - The Chillicothe Paints, presented by Adena Health System, got a dominant performance from their pitching staff in a 3-1 win over the Danville Dans Thursday night at Danville Stadium, capturing the East Division Championship and advancing to the Prospect League Championship Series. Chillicothe jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Cody Orr walked and went ...


    PROSPECT(US) PITCHER OF THE DAY - CAPE'S BRYAN MCNEELY

    Date:08/08/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    ELKVILLE, IL - The Prospect Leauge Prospect(us) Pitcher of the Day is the Cape Catfish, All-Star starter, Bryan McNeely, from Scott City, MO, a freshman at Southeast Missouri State University and the 2019 Prospect(us) Pitcher of the Year, with the season on the line, pitched seven complete scoreless innings, giving up just four hits and no walks while striking out four of the 21 bat...


    PROSPECT(US) PLAYER OF THE DAY - CAPE'S CURTIS WASHINGTON JR.

    Date:08/08/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    ELKVILLE, IL -  The Prospect League Prospect(us) Player of the Day is the Cape Catfish shortstop Curtis Washington, Jr., from West Memphis, AR, a freshman at the University of Arkansas, who went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, two RBI and a run scored, in the sudden death, 5-2 win over the DuPage Pistol Shrimp.   PHOTO CREDIT - SEMOBALL ...


    PROSPECT LEAGUE PROSPECT(US) - CATFISH & PAINTS ADVANCE

    Date:08/08/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

        THE PROSPECT LEAGUE PROSPECT(US) For the Love of the Game since 1963 The Championship Series   GAME DAY – Thursday,  August 8,  2019 by Ray Mileur, raymileur@prospectleague.com   CHILLICOTHE, 3  DANVILLE, 1 – EAST DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP GAME The Paints got on board first with their leadoff man, All-Star center-fielder Cody Orr, from Rossf...


    PROSPECT(US) PITCHER OF THE YEAR - CAPE'S BRYAN MCNEELY

    Date:08/08/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    by Ray Mileur ELKVILLE, IL - The Prospect(us) Pitcher of the Year, as selected by the Prospect(us) writers, is the Cape Catfish All-Star pitcher Bryan McNeely, from Scott City, MO, a freshman at Southeast Missouri State University, (SEMO) and a candidate for the Prospect League's Pitcher of the Year and the Roland Hemond Award, for Pro Prospect of the Year Award. McNeely, the 19-year-old, 6&...


    PROSPECTS(US) PLAYER OF THE YEAR - CAPE'S ANDREW STONE

    Date:08/08/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    by Ray Mileur ELKVILLE, IL - The Prospect(us) Player of the Year, as voted by the Prospect(us) writers, is the Cape Catfish's Andrew Stone, the 6'0", 195-pounds, five-tool outfielder, from Cross Lanes, WV, a sophomore at West Virginia State University. A candidate for the Prospect League Mike Schmidt Award (Player of the Year) and the Roland Hemond Award (Pro Prospect of the Ye...


    PLAYOFF GAMES TONIGHT!

    Date:08/08/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    ELKVILLE, IL - The 2019 Prospect League Playoffs are set to begin to play tonight, Thursday, August 8, 2019! The first round is a one-game, winner-take-all game hosted by the top team in each division. The West Division Championship Game will be in Cape Girardeau, Mo., between the Cape Catfish (43-17) and DuPage Pistol Shrimp (34-25) at Capaha Field. The West Division pl...


    CODY ORR WINS PROSPECT LEAGUE BATTING TITLE

    Date:08/07/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    by Ray Mileur, ELKVILLE, IL - The Chillicothe Paints, All-Star outfielder/pitcher Cody Orr, from Rossford, OH, a sophomore at Tiffin University, has won the 2019 Prospect League batting title with a .409 batting average. Orr a candidate for the Mike Schmidt Player of the Year Award and the Roland Hemond Pro Prospect of the Year Award, played in 46 games for the Chillicothe Paints, leading them t...