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2003 Midwest League Wrap-Up

League Closes: September 1
Playoff Format: Eight teams qualify. First-half and second-half division champioins, and wild card teams, meet in best-of-3 quarterfinal series. Winners meet in best-of-3 series for division championship. Divison champions meet in best-of-5 final for league championship.


Postseason Results

Quarterfinals
September 3: Battle Creek 3, Ft. Wayne 2 (Battle Creek leads series 1-0)
Lansing 3, South Bend 1 (Lansing leads series 1-0)
Kane County 10, Clinton 3 (Kane County leads series 1-0)
Beloit 5, Wisconsin 2 (Beloit leads series 1-0)
September 4: Battle Creek 5, Ft. Wayne 0 (Battle Creek wins best-of-3 series 2-0)
Lansing 4, South Bend 3 (Lansing wins best-of-3 series 2-0)
Clinton 6, Kane County 3 (best-of-3 tied 1-1)
Beloit 11, Wisconsin 6 (Beloit wins best-of-3 series 2-0)
September 5: Clinton 8, Kane County 6 (Clinton wins best-of-3 series 2-1)

Divisional Championships
September 6: Lansing 11, Battle Creek 4 (Lansing leads series 1-0)
Clinton 5, Beloit 3 (Clinton leads series 1-0)
September 7: Lansing 4, Battle Creek 0 (Lansing wins series 2-0)
Beloit 4, Clinton 3 (series tied 1-1)
September 8: Beloit 4, Clinton 2 (Beloit wins series 2-1)

Midwest League Championship
September 9: Lansing 7, Beloit 6 (10 innings) (Lansing leads series 1-0)
September 10: Lansing 3, Beloit 2 (Lansing leads series 2-0)
September 11: Lansing 4, Beloit 2 (Lansing wins series 3-0)

League Champions: Lansing Lugnuts


2003 All-Star Team and Award Winners

Position
Player
Team
Catcher Jon-Mark Sprowl Battle Creek (Yankees)
First Base Prince Fielder Beloit (Brewers)
Second Base Alberto Callaspo Cedar Rapids (Angels)
Third Base Travis Hanson Peoria (Cardinals)
Shortstop Erick Aybar Cedar Rapids (Angels)
Outfield Felix Pie Lansing (Cubs)
Outfield Kennard Jones Ft. Wayne (Padres)
Outfield Rudy Guillen Battle Creek (Yankees)
Designated Hitter Brian Stavisky Kane County (A's)
Designated Hitter Jayson Drobiak Battle Creek (Yankees)
RH Pitcher Gabe Ribas Ft. Wayne (Padres)
LH Pitcher Jon Connolly West Michigan (Tigers)
RH Reliever Dale Thayer Ft. Wayne (Padres)
LH Reliever Ian Ostlund West Michigan (Tigers)

Most Valuable Player: Prince Fielder, Beloit
Prospect of the Year: Prince Fielder, Beloit
Manager of the Year: Webster Garrison, Kane County


Statistical Leaders

Batting Average Alberto Callaspo, Cedar Rapids .327
On-Base Percentage Jon-Mark Sprowl, Battle Creek .425
Slugging Percentage Jayson Drobiak, Battle Creek .559
Home Runs Jayson Drobiak, Battle Creek 34
Runs Batted In Prince Fielder, Beloit 112
Runs Alberto Callaspo, Cedar Rapids 86
Stolen Bases Matt Lemanczyk, Peoria 56
Earned Run Average Jon Connolly, West Michigan 1.41
Wins Jon Connolly, West Michigan
Sam Smith, South Bend
16
Strikeouts Joe Blanton, Kane County 144
Saves Matty Wilkinson, South Bend 30

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