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Postseason All-Stars & Awards Announced!



For Immediate Release:


PRESS RELEASE
August 21, 2017      
 
Contact:
Dennis Bastien, Commissioner
commissioner@prospectleague.com
(618) 559-1343
 


2017 PROSPECT LEAGUE POSTSEASON ALL-STARS & AWARDS

ELKVILLE, Ill. - The Prospect League has announced its Postseason All-Star Teams and Awards for the 2017 season. Commissioner Dennis Bastien made the choices public Monday. Postseason
All-Stars are voted on by field managers, a front office representative and a media representative from each team.
The Butler BlueSox paced the East Division teams with five players selected, while four West Virginia Miners were selected. Two players from the Chillicothe Paints and one from the Champion City Kings earned postseason honors.
In the West Division, the 2017 Prospect League Champion Lafayette Aviators and the Danville Dans each had four players selected as postseason all-stars. The Terre Haute REX had two players, while the Quincy Gems and Springfield Sliders each had one on the West Division team.


EAST DIVISION ALL-STARS

POSITION

NAME

PROSPECT LEAGUE TEAM

COLLEGE

 

1B

Justin Mitchell

West Virginia Miners

Longwood University

2B

Ivan Acuna

West Virginia Miners

Winston Salem State University

3B

James Meeker

Butler BlueSox

University of Delaware

SS

Pavin Parks

Butler BlueSox

Kent State University

OF

Austin Norman

West Virginia Miners

Fairmont State University

OF

Tanner Murphy

Butler BlueSox

University of North Florida

OF

Dallas Hall

Chillicothe Paints

Miami University (OH)

C

Brady Gulakowski

Butler BlueSox

North Carolina State

DH

Dan Ward

West Virginia Miners

Tennessee Wesleyan University

Pitcher

Connor Coward

Butler BlueSox

Virginia Tech

 

Pitcher

Connor Curlis

Champion City Kings

The Ohio State University

Pitcher

Andrew Reisinger

Chillicothe Paints

Western Michigan University

 

 

 

 

 

WEST DIVISION ALL-STARS

POSITION

NAME

PROSPECT LEAGUE TEAM

COLLEGE

 

1B

Michael Rothmund

Danville Dans

University of Illinois - Springfield

2B

James Govern

Danville Dans

Eastern Illinois University

3B

Dougie Parks

Lafayette Aviators

Eastern Illinois University

SS

Dalton Schumer

Quincy Gems

Maryville University

OF

Logan Beaman

Lafayette Aviators

Eastern Illinois University

OF

Jalbert Mélo

Terre Haute REX

Thomas University

OF

Nick Webre

Danville Dans

Louisiana State University

C

Cory Heffron

Lafayette Aviators

Wright State University

DH

Troy Wehde

Springfield Sliders

Quincy University

 

Pitcher

Brad Depperman

Lafayette Aviators

University of North Florida

Pitcher

Austin Krizan

Terre Haute REX

University of Southern Indiana

Pitcher

Ryan Gowens

Danville Dans

 

Lafayette’s Brad Depperman (University of North Florida) was named Pitcher of the Year. The
right-hander from Palm Harbor, Fla., went 4-2 on the season over 11 appearances (eight starts) and finished with a league-leading ERA of 2.11. Depperman also set a new Prospect League single-season record with 108 strikeouts. He only allowed 38 hits and walked 12 over 59 2/3 innings. For his efforts, Depperman was also selected as the Prospect League’s Roland Hemond Pro Prospect of the Year.

The Galen Woods Fireman of the Year is Terre Haute’s Eddie Miller (University of North Florida). The left-hander from Ocala, Fla., went 2-1 on the season with an ERA of 0.98 over 29 1/3 innings across 23 relief appearances. Miller’s nine saves tied for most in the league. He allowed just 21 hits, walked only four and struck out 45 batters.

The Mike Schmidt Player of the Year for 2017 is Lafayette’s Dougie Parks (Eastern Illinois University). Parks led the league in RBIs (60), hits (73, tied), extra-base hits (31, tied) and on-base percentage (.468). He ranked second in the league in total bases (121), doubles (22), and walks (46). Parks was fourth with a .573 slugging percentage, fourth with a .346 batting average and fifth in runs scored with 51.

The 2017 Manager of the Year is Lafayette’s Brent McNeil, who led the Aviators to their first championship in franchise history. The Aviators finished the regular-season 36-24, the second-best record in the league. Offensively, Lafayette tied a league record with 476 runs scored and also led the league in doubles (126), RBIs (404), total bases (886), walks (362), hit batters (82), sacrifice flies (30), on-base percentage (.399), slugging percentage (.438), OPS (.837), and ranked second in home runs (58). 

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The Prospect League, an elite, collegiate wood-bat summer baseball league, provides college players with the opportunity to compete at a high-level of competition in a minor-league setting. The League’s members provide their communities with quality baseball and affordable, family-friendly entertainment. The Prospect League was founded in 2009 after merging with the Central Illinois Collegiate League. The Prospect League includes 10 teams competing in a five-state region: Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. For more information, please visit www.prospectleague.com.




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