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Midwest League 1997

Weekly Pitching Leaders

This page shows the weekly progression of the pitching leaders for the Midwest League's 1997 season by listing the weekly leaders in the usual statistical categories.

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1997 Season
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  Earned Run Average Wins Strikeouts

Season Record

Date Pitcher ERA Pitcher Wins Pitcher Ks
  Vern Geishert,
Quad City, 1966
1.13 5 pitchers,
1950-1959
22 Danny Morris,
Wisconsin Rapids, 1965
274

August

Date Pitcher ERA Pitcher Wins Pitcher Ks
August 31 (Sun) Craig Quintal, WMI 1.96 Clay Bruner, WMI
Dave Borkowski, WMI
15 Ramon Ortiz, CR 225
August 28 (Thu) Craig Quintal, WMI 1.96 Clay Bruner, WMI
Dave Borkowski, WMI
15 Ramon Ortiz, CR 225
August 21 (Thu) Craig Quintal, WMI 2.10 Clay Bruner, WMI 15 Ramon Ortiz, CR 199
August 14 (Thu) Craig Quintal, WMI 2.14 Clay Bruner, WMI
Dave Borkowski, WMI
14 Ramon Ortiz, CR 190
August 7 (Thu) Denny Stark, WSC 1.97 Clay Bruner, WMI
Dave Borkowski, WMI
13 Ramon Ortiz, CR 182

July

Date Pitcher ERA Pitcher Wins Pitcher Ks
July 31 (Thu) Denny Stark, WSC 1.97 Dave Borkowski, WMI 13 Ramon Ortiz, CR 160
July 25 (Fri) Denny Stark, WSC 1.97 Clay Bruner, WMI
Dave Borkowski, WMI
12 Ramon Ortiz, CR 157
July 17 (Thu) Craig Quintal, WMI 1.86 Dave Borkowski, WMI 11 Ramon Ortiz, CR 148
July 10 (Thu) Craig Quintal, WMI 1.77 Dave Borkowski, WMI 11 Ramon Ortiz, CR 130
July 3 (Thu) Dennis Stark, WSC 1.97 Dave Borkowski, WMI 11 Ramon Ortiz, CR 121

June

Date Pitcher ERA Pitcher Wins Pitcher Ks
June 26 (Thu) Dennis Stark, WSC 1.86 Jay Peterson, BUR
Dave Borkowski, WMI
Greg Romo, WMI
Joe Mays, WSC
9 Ramon Ortiz, CR 108
June 19 (Thu) Dennis Stark, WSC 1.84 Dave Borkowski, WMI
Greg Romo, WMI
Joe Mays, WSC
9 Ramon Ortiz, CR 97

Mid-Season

Date Pitcher ERA Pitcher Wins Pitcher Ks
June 12 (Thu) Dennis Stark, WSC 1.76 Greg Romo, WMI
Joe Mays, WSC
9 Domingo Guzman, CLN 91
June 5 (Thu) Dennis Stark, WSC 1.67 Greg Romo, WMI 9 Aaron Cames, KNC 82

May

Date Pitcher ERA Pitcher Wins Pitcher Ks
May 29 (Thu) Dennis Stark, WSC 1.57 David Borkowski, WMI
Greg Romo, WMI
7 Aaron Cames, KNC 72
May 22 (Thu) Dennis Stark, WSC 1.54 Brandon Baird, LAN
Greg Romo, WMI
6 Brent Billingsley, KNC 65
May 15 (Thu) Craig Quintal, WMI 1.29 Jay Peterson, BUR
Brandon Baird, LAN
Greg Romo, WMI
5 Brent Billingsley, KNC 61
May 8 (Thu) Craig Quintal, WMI 1.41 Brian Rose, MCH
Joe Mays, WSC
Brandon Baird, LAN
Dave Borkowski, WMI
4 Brent Billingsley, KNC 46
May 1 (Thu) Dennis Stark, WSC 0.00 Brian Rose, MCH
Joe Mays, WSC
4 Brent Billingsley, KNC
Mark Nussbeck, PEO
40

April

Date Pitcher ERA Pitcher Wins Pitcher Ks
April 24 (Thu) Bryan Malko, FTW
Dennis Stark, WSC
0.00 Jason Stockstill, CR
Kevin Walker, CLN
Brian Rose, MCH
Clay Bruner, WMI
Joe Mays, WSC
3 Brent Billingsley, KNC 35
April 19 (Sat) Bryan Malko, FTW 0.00 Clay Bruner, WMI 3 Brent Billingsley, KNC 28
April 10 (Thu) Many, tied 0.00 John O'Reilly, BLT
Steve Reed, PEO
2 Brent Billingsley, KNC 19

  Games Innings Pitched Saves Shutouts

Season Record

Date Pitcher G Pitcher IP Pitcher Sv Pitchers ShO
  Frank Simorelli,
Springfield, 1992
65 Ronald Hagler,
Hannibal, 1955
249.2 Mike Perez
Springfield, 1987
41 2 pitchers
1959,1967
9

August

Date Pitcher G Pitcher IP Pitcher Sv Pitchers ShO
August 31 (Sun) Adam West, PEO 62 Tommy Darrell, CR 191.2 Francisco Cordero, WMI 35 Ramon Ortiz, CR 4
August 28 (Thu) Adam West, PEO 60 Tommy Darrell, CR 191.2 Francisco Cordero, WMI 35 Ramon Ortiz, CR 4
August 21 (Thu) Adam West, PEO 56 Tommy Darrell, CR 179.0 Francisco Cordero, WMI 34 Ramon Ortiz, CR 4
August 14 (Thu) Adam West, PEO
Chris Garza, FTW
53 Tommy Darrell, CR 171.2 Francisco Cordero, WMI 33 Ramon Ortiz, CR 3
August 7 (Thu) Adam West, PEO 50 Tommy Darrell, CR 162.2 Francisco Cordero, WMI 31 Ramon Ortiz, CR 3

July

Date Pitcher G Pitcher IP Pitcher Sv Pitchers ShO
July 31 (Thu) Adam West, PEO 48 Tommy Darrell, CR 154.0 Francisco Cordero, WMI 30 Aaron Cames, KNC
Mark Nussbeck, PEO
Dave Borkowski, WMI
Craig Quintal, WMI
David Hooten, FTW
2
July 25 (Fri) Adam West, PEO 45 Tommy Darrell, CR 147.2 Francisco Cordero, WMI 28 Aaron Cames, KNC
Mark Nussbeck, PEO
Dave Borkowski, WMI
Craig Quintal, WMI
David Hooten, FTW
2
July 17 (Thu) Adam West, PEO 42 Tommy Darrell, CR 131.2 Francisco Cordero, WMI 24 Aaron Cames, KNC
Mark Nussbeck, PEO
Dave Borkowski, WMI
Craig Quintal, WMI
2
July 10 (Thu) Adam West, PEO 39 Tommy Darrell, CR 124.2 Francisco Cordero, WMI 23 Aaron Cames, KNC
Mark Nussbeck, PEO
Dave Borkowski, WMI
Craig Quintal, WMI
2
July 3 (Thu) Adam West, PEO 36 Tommy Darrell, CR 116.2 Francisco Cordero, WMI 21 Aaron Cames, KNC
Mark Nussbeck, PEO
Dave Borkowski, WMI
2

June

Date Pitcher G Pitcher IP Pitcher Sv Pitchers ShO
June 26 (Thu) Mario Opipari, FTW 35 Tommy Darrell, CR 101.1 Francisco Cordero, WMI 19 Aaron Cames, KNC
Mark Nussbeck, PEO
2
June 19 (Thu) Mario Opipari, FTW
Steve Reed, PEO
32 Tommy Darrell, CR 94.2 Francisco Cordero, WMI 18 Aaron Cames, KNC
Mark Nussbeck, PEO
2

Mid-Season

Date Pitcher G Pitcher IP Pitcher Sv Pitchers ShO
June 12 (Thu) Mario Opipari, FTW
Steve Reed, PEO
31 Tommy Darrell, CR 89.1 Kevin Crafton, PEO
Francisco Cordero, WMI
15 Aaron Cames, KNC
Mark Nussbeck, PEO
2
June 5 (Thu) Mario Opipari, FTW
Steve Reed, PEO
28 Tommy Darrell, CR 79.1 Kevin Crafton, PEO
Francisco Cordero, WMI
13 Aaron Cames, KNC
Mark Nussbeck, PEO
2

May

Date Pitcher G Pitcher IP Pitcher Sv Pitchers ShO
May 29 (Thu) Mario Opipari, FTW 26 Brent Billingsley, KNC 65.1 Kevin Crafton, PEO
Francisco Cordero, WMI
11 Aaron Cames, KNC
Mark Nussbeck, PEO
2
May 22 (Thu) Mario Opipari, FTW 23 Tommy Darrell, CR 59.2 Kevin Crafton, PEO
Martin Sanchez, KNC
9 many, tied 1
May 15 (Thu) Mario Opipari, FTW
Steve Reed, PEO
19 Tommy Darrell, CR 52.1 Kevin Crafton, PEO 8 many, tied 1
May 8 (Thu) Mario Opipari, FTW
Steve Reed, PEO
15 Tommy Darrell, CR 37.1 Chuck Beale, MIC
Kevin Crafton, PEO
7 Jerrod Riggan, CR
Kevin Walker, CLN
Thomas Szymborski, CLN
Mark Nussbeck, PEO
Dave Borkowski, WMI
1
May 1 (Thu) Mario Opipari, FTW
Steve Reed, PEO
12 Allen Levrault, BLT 32.1 Martin Sanchez, KNC 6 Jerrod Riggan, CR
Kevin Walker, CLN
Thomas Szymborski, CLN
Mark Nussbeck, PEO
Dave Borkowski, WMI
1

April

Date Pitcher G Pitcher IP Pitcher Sv Pitchers ShO
April 24 (Thu) Travis Wyckoff, KNC 10 Mark Nussbeck, PEO 24.0 Martin Sanchez, KNC
Chuck Beale, MCH
Kevin Crafton, PEO
5 Jerrod Riggan, CR
Kevin Walker, CLN
Thomas Szymborski, CLN
Mark Nussbeck, PEO
Dave Borkowski, WMI
1
April 19 (Sat) Mario Opipari, FTW
Martin Sanchez, KNC
Travis Wyckoff, KNC
Chuck Beale, MCH
7 Mark Nussbeck, PEO 18.1 Martin Sanchez, KNC
Chuck Beale, MCH
4 Jerrod Riggan, CR
Kevin Walker, CLN
Thomas Szymborski, CLN
Mark Nussbeck, PEO
1
April 10 (Thu) Chuck Beale, MCH 4 Joe Mays, WSC 12.0 Dwayne Cushman, BUR
Chuck Beale, MCH
Kevin Crafton, PEO
2 Kevin Walker, CLN
Thomas Szymborski, CLN
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