Midland grad's team wins baseball championship
WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Former Cabell Midland High School and West Virginia State pitcher Zach Baldwin is celebrating a professional baseball championship. The left-hander is a relief pitcher for the Winnipeg Goldeyes in the American Association.
The Goldeyes swept the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (3-0) in the best-of-five Divisional Series and staged a 3-0 repeat sweep in the championship series against the Wichita Wingnuts.
The clincher was an 8-3 win over the Wingnuts on Sept. 14 in Kansas. The championship is the first by a Winnipeg professional sports franchise since the Goldeyes won the Northern League title in 1994.
During the Divisional Series, the 6-foot-5 Baldwin got the win in Game 2, a 5-3 victory. He worked a scoreless eighth inning. He appeared in five playoff games overall, working 2.1 innings. He struck out five and walked none. In the regular season, Baldwin went 2-3 with a 6.40 ERA. He appeared in 38 games and recorded four saves.