Seven Paints Named Postseason All-Stars
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - The Prospect League announced its annual postseason all-stars and awards Friday morning and seven league-champion Paints made the list, including Nate Haugh, who was also named Galen Woods Fireman of the Year as the league's top reliever. The postseason all-stars and awards are voted on by the league's 12 field managers.
Haugh, who plays collegiately at the University of Toledo, led the Prospect League 13 saves during the regular season and earned the save in the East Division Championship Game and the final game of the Prospect League Championship Series. The Waterville, Ohio, native appeared in 23 games for the Paints, allowing six runs on 19 hits, striking out 48 and walking eight over 29 2/3 innings. Haugh didn't allow a run in his final 13 appearances in the regular season or in his two playoff appearances. He threw four perfect innings throughout two playoff games, including the final three innings of the season, he struck out 10 of the 12 batters he faced in the playoffs.
Cody Orr, an outfielder and pitcher from Tiffin University, won the league's batting title with a .409 average. The Rossford, Ohio, native also set a new Prospect League record with 14 triple (the old record was eight) and led the league with a .514 on base percentage. He ranked second in the league for run created with more than 62. Orr also ranked third in runs scored (58) and stolen bases (28), fourth in slugging percentage (.680), tied for fifth in hits (74) and tied for eighth in walks (38). Orr hit four home runs during the season, including an inside-the-park home run August 2 at West Virginia. Between July 9 and July 30, Orr hit in 17 consecutive games, the fourth-longest streak in the league in 2019. He reached in 27 straight game between June 21 and July 30, the seventh longest streak in the league. During the All-Star Game, Orr went 3-for-3 with a double and a triple. In four postseason games, he drove in a run and scored four times. As a pitcher, Orr started seven games, earning a 1-1 record and 3.73 ERA, striking out 24 and walking ten over 31 1/3 innings.
Cole Andrews, a catcher from Miami University, played in 59 of the Paints' 60 regular-season games and all four playoff games, serving as a catcher, first baseman and designated hitter. The Powell, Ohio, native hit .320 with 13 doubles, one triple and 11 home runs. His 61 RBIs ranked third in the league and 74 hits tied for fifth. Andrews had 23 multi-hit games, including 11 three-hit games and four-hit game. He had 19 multi-RBI games, including back-to-back four-RBI games June 25 and 26. Andrews drove in at least one run in 10 straight games from June 6-18, totaling 18 during that stretch.
Gavin Homer, an infielder from Penn State University, finished the regular season with a .287 batting average, 13 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs and 46 RBIs. He also stole 18 bases on 21 attempts. In game two of the Prospect League Championship Series at Cape, Homer hit a three-run home run to give the Paints some breathing room in an eventual 9-4 win to force game three. The Battle Creek, Mich., native hit in 22 straight games between June 7 and July 2, tied for the longest streak this season. It also gave him the seventh-longest on-base streak in 2019. Homer had 15 multi-hit games and drove in two or more runs 12 times.
Jack Raines, a left-handed pitcher from Baldwin Wallace University, made the move to the starting rotation this summer after being named the reliever of the year last summer with the Paints. Raines went 7-1 over 10 starts in the regular season with a 3.01 ERA that ranked third in the Prospect League among pitchers throwing enough innings to qualify. His seven wins were the second-most in the league. The Akron, Ohio, native got stronger as the season progressed, winning his final seven decisions in the regular-season and his only start in the playoffs, game two of the Prospect League Championship Series. Including playoffs, Raines struck out 62 batters over 63 innings, surrendering 19 walks.
Zach Kendall, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Rio Grande, went 4-0 with a 2.53 ERA that ranked second in the Prospect League in 2019. The Troy, Ohio, native allowed 44 hits, striking out 55 and walking 20 over 53 1/3 innings during his 10 regular-season starts. Kendall started game one of the Prospect League Championship Series and was the tough-luck loser after a strong performance in which he allowed three runs, one earned, on two hits, striking out four and walking three over four innings. Kendall also got the win in the All-Star Game.
Austin Calopietro, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Toledo, went 6-1 with a 2.47 ERA and led the league with 73 strikeouts despite starting only once. Calopietro threw 47 1/3 innings over 21 appearances, earning a pair of saves as well. As a starter, Calopietro went 3-0, including wins in the East Division Championship Game and the final game of the Prospect League Championship Series. In those two games, the Maumee, Ohio, native allowed three earned runs on 11 hits, walking one batter and striking out 13 over 10 1/3 innings. Between the regular season and playoffs, Calopietro struck out 86 batters in 57 2/3 innings, while going 8-1 with a 2.50 ERA.
The Paints' seven postseason all-star selections is tied with the Cape Catfish for the most in 2019.
• Discuss this story on the Prospect League message board...
Prospect League Stories from August 16, 2019
- Seven Paints Named Postseason All-Stars - Chillicothe Paints
- Prospect League Announces Postseason All-Stars & Awards - Prospect
The opinions expressed in this release are those of the organization issuing it, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts or opinions of OurSports Central or its staff.