Tag: Peoria Mosquitos

Winter Meetings Conclude with Rule 5 Draft

The annual Bull League winter meetings conclude today with the Rule 5 draft.  The OSA top-rated player in the pool of potential picks is Chicago’s Jon Guillot, a 22-year-old 3B currently playing at AA-level Anchorage Sky Chiefs.

It is almost certain that Guillot and several other players will be picked up by teams looking for economical talent to meld into their own organizations. Continue reading “Winter Meetings Conclude with Rule 5 Draft”

Surprise in Peoria as Denham Departs

Fans and even insiders in the Chicago Pit Bulls organization, particularly of the A-level affiliate Peoria Mosquitos, were surprised to learn today that long-time manager Roland Denham‘s contract was not renewed and he has left the organization.

No statement was released by the Pit Bulls media office, however the club did indicate that rookie skipper Randy Reddy was hired on in Denham’s place. Continue reading “Surprise in Peoria as Denham Departs”

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”

Peoria Mosquitos Win Calf Cup

The Peoria Mosquitos have won the Calf Cup for the second time in club history, following an exciting championship series sweep over the Tucson Rattlers tonight.

The Chicago Pit Bull’s A-level affiliate was heavily favored to win the Calf League playoffs after finishing the year with the best record at 51-21. But that didn’t make the challenge any easier, as the Mid-West Conference series opponents, Sarnia Shock, took Peoria to the full three games of the first series. Continue reading “Peoria Mosquitos Win Calf Cup”

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”