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Calf League Awards Announced: Peoria Cleans Up

Peoria lefty Philip Lont took home the Pitcher of the Year and Rookie of the Year for the Mid-West Conference in the A-level Calf League this season

The A-level Calf League has announced its 2017 player awards, following the close of its playoffs earlier this week, and the Calf Cup Champion Peoria Mosquitos cleaned up big, particularly LHP Philip Lont, and 3B Jon Guillot.

Lont had an impressive postseason, but with only 4 games at A-level prior to 2017, his regular season stats assured him both a Rookie of the Year and a Pitcher of the Year for the Mid-West Conference. Continue reading “Calf League Awards Announced: Peoria Cleans Up”

Calf League Playoffs Underway

The A-level Calf League has come to a close, and the playoffs are now underway. The four division winners for the Desert Conference and the Mid-West Conference were: Albuquerque Crystals, Tucson Rattlers (DC East and DC West) and Sarnia Shock and Peoria Mosquitos (MWC East and MWC West).

It’s the second playoff trip in a row for the Mosquitos this year, who are the A-level affiliate for the Chicago Pit Bulls. The team was in last year, and faced off against the eventual Calf Cup champions, the Lexington Moonshiners. Peoria’s 51-21 (.708) finish was their best ever finish, and they nearly beat their 2004 wins record of 52 victories (though with 28 losses in that 80-game season their win percentage was just .650). Continue reading “Calf League Playoffs Underway”