BlueClaws Take Home Three MiLBY Awards

Spencer Howard wins Best Performance, Championship Series comeback win earns Best Game, and BlueClaws Win Best Team

By Lakewood BlueClaws | November 2, 2018 7:53 AM

The BlueClaws took home three different MiLBY Awards. 

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The BlueClaws were honored with three different MiLBY Awards for top performances during the 2018 season Spencer Howard took home the MiLBY for "Best Performance" in both the Fans' Choice and the MiLB.com Staff Choice. The BlueClaws comeback in Game One of the SAL Championship Series won "Best Game" in the Fans' Choice. Finally, the BlueClaws won "Best Team" in the Fans' Choice.

Best Performance: Spencer Howard's Playoff No-Hitter: In Game Two of the SAL Northern Division Championship Series, BlueClaws RHP Spencer Howard threw just the third nine-inning no-hitter in BlueClaws history (first in the post-season). The right-hander navigated a bases loaded jam in the third inning and then allowed just a hit batsman over the last six innings. He threw 73 of his 103 pitches for strikes and fanned nine in the win.

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Tweet from @BlueClaws: We leave you tonight with the final out. Congrats again, Spencer Howard, on a no-hitter. We'll see you in the Finals! pic.twitter.com/lPwjvjyAXS

Game of the Year - SAL Championship Series, Game One: Down 5-0 in the ninth inning of Game One of the SAL Championship Series, the BlueClaws exploded for five runs to come back and tie the game. After singles by Josh Stephen and Jake Scheiner, the BlueClaws got back-to-back-to-back home runs from Rodolfo Duran, Jhailyn Ortiz, and Nick Maton to tie the game. They would win the game in the 11th on Madison Stokes' RBI single.

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Best Team - BlueClawsThe BlueClaws won both halves in the South Atlantic League Northern Division, becoming just the sixth SAL team to accomplish that feat since the league switched playoff formats in 2000. Plus, Lakewood led all of Minor League Baseball with a team ERA of just 2.74 and in shutouts with 23. Their 87 wins were the second most of all 120 full-season MiLB teams this year. 

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