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    Prospect League Announces Five-Year Partnership With Under Armour

    Date:12/03/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    ELKVILLE, Ill. - The Prospect League today announced it has entered into a new five-year (2020-2024) agreement with international brand Under Armour as its official on-field uniform. All Under Armour apparel, uniforms, and other related merchandise will be supplied by Kollege Town Sports, a Madison, Wisconsin-based corporation. Kollege Town Sports will also initiate two separate onl...


    O'Fallon Announces Joe Lincoln as Manager

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

    O’Fallon, Mo. — O’Fallon Prospect League Baseball announced Thursday the hiring of Joe Lincoln as the team’s first Manager in Prospect League play. “We are incredibly excited to have someone of Joe’s caliber and experience as the first manager of the O’Fallon franchise,” General Manager David Schmoll said. “Joe fits the culture we are building...


    Miners Sign Carson-Newman SS Micah Genter

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

    The West Virginia Miners announced on November 5 that Carson Newman University shortstop Micah Genter has been added to the Miners' roster for the 2020 Prospect League season.  The 5-8, 165-pound Genter will join the Miners following his junior season in the spring of 2020 at Carson Newman (Jefferson City, TN), a member of the NCAA D-II South Atlantic Conference.  His sophomore y...


    Aviators Announce Departure of General Manager

    Date:11/07/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. – November 7, 2019 – The Lafayette Aviators have announced the departure of General Manager, Zach Chartrand. “I have very much enjoyed my time in Lafayette but I am at a point in my life where it makes sense to return home to Wisconsin,” said Chartrand. Zach moved to Lafayette from Milwaukee, Wis., in early 2017 to manage the team when it was own...


    IAZZETTA, RUEHLMAN JOIN 2020 WEST VIRGINIA MINERS

    Date:11/05/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    Outfielder Chris Iazzetta and pitcher Kyle Ruehlman are the latest players announced as committing to the roster of the West Virginia Miners for the 2020 Prospect League season.  The team announced the addition of the pair on November 5. Iazzetta will join the Miners for the 2020 Prospect League season following the completion of his junior year at Wheeling University, where it will mark his...


    REX Hire Knackstedt As Field Manager

    Date:10/30/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    The REX Baseball administration is excited to announce the hiring of Jeremiah Knackstedt as the new field manager of REX Baseball for the 2020 season. This will be Knackstedt’s fourth year managing summer collegiate teams and it will be his second year in the Prospect League.  Knackstedt has also been giving private hitting and catching lessons throughout the St. Louis metro area f...


    Miners Add Mike Manderino To 2020 Coaching Staff

    Date:10/30/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    Mike Manderino, 52, was added to the 2020 Miners coaching staff in October of 2019. He is currently an English teacher at St. John High School in St. John, KS but away from the classroom he has traveled the globe coaching baseball. His international experience includes coaching in Italy and additionally included a separate stint when he journeyed to France as part of the Major League Baseball Env...


    Epling To Return as Miners' Manager

    Date:10/23/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    The following appeared in the October 22 edition of Beckley's Register-Herald, written by Sports Editor Gary Fauber ---- When Tim Epling made the decision earlier this year to resign as manager of the West Virginia Miners, he did so with every intention of it being a permanent move. “There is a time for everything, and when I resigned I knew it was the right thing to do,&rdq...


    70+ Community Organizations Raise Funds With Aviators

    Date:10/23/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    LAFAYETTE, IN – October 22, 2019 – The 2019 season saw the Aviators set an all-time attendance record helped in part by 70+ community organizations who used Aviators baseball to raise funds for their programs.   Through the Non-Profit of the Night, Jersey Auctions, Ticket Donations and our Off-Season Fundraiser Pack, the Aviators donated more than $20,000 to non-profit organizat...


    Kent State Duo First Signees For 2020 Miners

    Date:10/03/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    A pair of Kent State University baseball players, infielder Tyler Bischke and pitcher Brody Ware, are the first two players to commit to the West Virginia Miners for the 2020 Prospect League season. The names of the pair were announced by the Beckley, W.Va., based team on the morning of October 3, 2019. Bischke was the first player to commit to play for the Miners in 2020 when the team receive...


    O'Fallon City Council Approves Lease For Prospect League Team

    Date:09/26/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    The O’Fallon City Council voted tonight to approve a lease with O’Fallon Baseball Associates, LLC, who will be placing a new baseball team at CarShield Field in time for the 2020 season. The new ownership group also will be responsible for day-to-day management of the stadium. The lease is for five years and includes an annual rent of $125,000, plus a minimum of $10,000 in stadium nami...


    Wampler And Lucas Stepping Down From REX Coaching Staff

    Date:09/26/2019   Source:Prospect Collegiate Baseball LLC  

    The Terre Haute Rex baseball administration announced Wednesday that manager Tyler Wampler and hitting coach Jeremy Lucas are not re-signing their contracts for the 2020 summer season. “It’s difficult for me personally as I have watched them both over the years developing themselves as professional players and as coaches," Rex owner and general manager Bruce Rosselli said. "...


    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...