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Peninsula Pilots win 2014 CPL Petitt Cup Championship!
Baseball America
The 2014 Coastal Plain League Petitt Cup Playoffs begin August 6. Round 1 is set for August 6-8, while Round 2 is August 10-12, and the Championship Round will be August 14-16. To follow which teams make it and round-by-round coverage, please visit the official 2014 CPL Petitt Cup Playoffs page, here.
The 2014 Coastal Plain League All-Star Event was held July 12-14 and hosted by the Morehead City Marlins. The West All-Stars defeated the East All-Stars, 7-5. For more information and details, please visit the 2014 CPL All-Star page here.
The Coastal Plain League has partnered up with the Professional Baseball Umpire Corp (PBUC), a Minor League Baseball wholly owned subsidiary, to provide PBUC reserve umpires to the CPL. For more information, including a list of former CPL umpires now in Minor League Baseball, click here.
East Standings W L T PCT
Peninsula2080.714
Edenton1590.625
Morehead City1490.609
Fayetteville13150.464
Wilson12140.462
Wilmington11150.423
Petersburg8190.296
West Standings W L T PCT
Florence17110.607
Columbia17110.607
HPThomasville14130.519
Asheboro14140.500
Gastonia13130.500
Forest City13140.481
Martinsville6220.214
2014 Batting Leaders Average
Gene Cone.385
Weston Lawing.375
Anthony Marks.374
Ryan Raslowsky.369
JD Crowe.368
HRs
Austin Crutcher11
Hunter Bryant9
Glenn Batson8
Max Beermann7
Michael Montville7
RBIs
Anthony Dimino42
Gavin Stupienski42
Hunter Bryant38
Max Beermann37
Ben Schmucker36
2014 Pitching Leaders ERA
Gunnar Kines1.26
Travis Burnette1.29
Josh Reagan1.59
Ryan Otero2.17
Nick Nietzel2.23
Ks
Jared Cheek69
Jordy Farthing66
Jonathon Olczak64
Nick Nietzel61
Gunnar Kines56
Saves
Michael Morrison18
Josh Roeder14
Kyle Stout13
Thomas Busbice11
Brock Goodling10
Gene Cone, Florence (South Carolina)
Cone, who will be a sophomore at South Carolina, played in the outfield for the RedWolves and finished the regular season with the top batting average in the league at .385. A catalyst for Florence all season long at the top of the order, Cone went on to score 40 runs while reaching base at an impressive .468 clip. In total, the West Division All-Star racked up 62 hits with 18 doubles, two triples, and 25 RBIs for a stout .522 slugging percentage. In addition to finishing first in batting average, Cone was in the top five of almost every major offensive category including on-base percentage (2nd), doubles (3rd), slugging percentage (3rd), hits (4th) and runs scored (4th), hits (4th).
Michael Morrison, Florence (Coastal Carolina)
The 6-2, 190-pound right-hander posted a 0.36 ERA during the regular season, allowing only one earned run on 11 hits in 24 2/3 innings pitched. He only walked seven batters in that time, while striking out 29. Furthermore, the West Division All-Star held opponent batters to a meager .139 average against him, while sporting a WHIP of 0.73. With all of that in mind, it was Morrison’s dominance as a closer that really factored in for the RedWolves. In 23 regular season appearances, he recorded a league-high 18 saves and contributed to three combined shutouts. His 18 saves tied former Fayetteville SwampDogs pitcher Luke Prihoda (2006) for the all-time regular season CPL record. Morrison’s strong play helped the RedWolves claim the top seed in the West Division in the Petitt Cup Playoffs. During the playoffs he finished with a perfect 0.00 ERA, not allowing a single earned run, while earning three saves and striking out 11 over 8 1/3 innings pitched.
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