2008 CBL Players And Pitchers Of The Week

Here are the 2008 Continental Baseball League players and pitchers of the week:

Week Ending August 17th

Joe HicksCFBAY AREA TOROSHicks posted a .381 batting average (8-for-21), adding a double and home run on the way to driving in 6. He also picked up 3 stolen bases on the week. Hicks finishes the season with a .266 average and 26 RBI in 39 appearances for the Toros.
Russell ReverePBAY AREA TOROSRevere started the week on Tuesday by pitching a scoreless ninth to earn the save in Bay Area’s come-from-behind win at McKinney, and topped it off by tossing a three-hit shutout against Corpus Christi on Saturday, striking out 8 BeachDawgs. Revere finishes the regular season with 8 wins and 3 saves, ranking second in the CBL in ERA at 1.84 and first in innings pitched at 107.2.

Week Ending August 10th

Earl WhiteOFCORPUS CHRISTI BEACH DAWGSWhite hit .467 for the week, going 7-for-15 with two extra-base hits. Combined with his 5 walks and 4 stolen bases, he plated 6 runs for the BeachDawgs.
Ryan KondratowizPCORPUS CHRISTI BEACH DAWGSKondratowiz tossed 10 scoreless innings over two outings for Corpus Christi, including a complete-game 4-hit shutout at Texarkana on the 4th. Kondratowiz’ 6 victories place him among the CBL leaders.
Jayson RachuigPBAY AREA TOROSRachuig shut down McKinney on the 4th, tossing a two-hitter and allowing only an unearned run while striking out 9 Blue Thunder batters, to lower his season ERA to 1.17 after 30.2 innings pitched. Since joining the Toros mid-season, Rachuig has struck out 28 batters while walking only 8.

Week Ending August 3rd

Jason DiazIFBAY AREA TOROSDiaz hit .419 on the week, with 13 hits in 31 official at bats, and made it happen on the basepaths for the Toros, stealing nine bases and scoring seven runs as the Toros finished the week back atop the CBL standings. Diaz is now batting .313 for the season, and is third in the CBL in stolen bases in only 24 games played.
Tyler FrenchPTEXARKANA GUNSLINGERSFor the week, French posted a 0.69 ERA and a victory. In 13 innings of work, he allowed only 12 baserunners and one run, while fanning 10 batters. French has a season ERA of 2.55, and is second in the CBL in fewest hits allowed per nine innings.

Week Ending July 27th

Grant MassieOFBAY AREA TOROSMassie paced CBL batters with a .429 average, going 6-for-14 with a home run, driving in 4 runs and scoring 5. For the year, Massie is fifth in the league with a .295 average, and ranks second in runs scored with 35.
Justin DrabekPMCKINNEY BLUE THUNDERDrabek threw a complete-game three-hitter on Thursday against Bay Area in McKinney’s 3-1 victory, his second time going the distance for the Blue Thunder. Drabek has posted a stingy 1.26 ERA in 43 innings for the season, striking out 27 while allowing just over one baserunner per inning.

Week Ending July 20th

Kyle WellsCBAY AREA TOROSWells led all CBL batters with a .417 average, going 15-for-36 while driving in a league-best 11 runs since the All-Star break. For the season, Wells is among the leaders in batting average (second, .328), on-base percentage (third, .407), and slugging percentage (.406).
Jack TilghmanPTEXARKANA GUNSLINGERSTilghman, the Texarkana relief ace, has appeared in seven games for the Gunslingers since the All-Star break, picking up two victories and two saves. In eight innings of work, he has allowed no earned runs and only 5 hits, striking out 13. Tilghman is far and away the CBL leader in games pitched (31) and saves (11), and has struck out 48 batters in 36.1 innings, posting a 1.49 ERA.
Kevin CooperPBAY AREA TOROSCooper threw 8 innings of shutout ball against Texarkana on Saturday, July 11, striking out 11 Gunslingers while garnering his third win of the season. For the week, Cooper posted a 0.60 ERA in 15 innings with 14 strikeouts. Cooper is the CBL ERA leader at 1.42, and also leads the league in strikeouts (60) and fewest hits (5.54) and runners (9.81) per nine innings.

Week Ending July 6th

Anthony EdwardsOFTEXARKANA GUNSLINGERSEdwards led the red-hot Gunslingers on a 6-game home-and-home sweep of McKinney to open the second half of the CBL season. For the week, Edwards batted .385 (10-for-26) with a triple and a home run. His 8 RBI were tops in the circuit for the week, and he struck out only once while coaxing four walks. Edwards’ name is plastered all over the CBL offensive leaderboards this season; he is tops in batting average (.335), RBI (28), slugging percentage (.443), runs scored (33), triples (4), and total bases (70), and is second in on-base percentage at .414. Edwards also leads CBL right fielders with a .986 fielding average, and is tied for the lead in assists with 5.
Justin DrabekRHPMCKINNEY BLUE THUNDERDrabek set a CBL record on Friday, July 5, becoming the first pitcher to turn in a 10 inning outing, at home against Texarkana. The Gunslingers could not tally against Drabek, who struck out nine while scattering 4 hits and 3 walks. Drabek’s fine work earned him only a no-decision as the Gunslingers eventually won the game in the 12th inning. Drabek, the son of 1990 Cy Young Award winner Doug Drabek, has fashioned an 0.83 ERA in 21 2/3 innings of work for the Blue Thunder, striking out 16 batters.

Week Ending June 29th

Pedro CatalaCFCORPUS CHRISTI BEACH DAWGSCatala hit .350 for the week (7-for-20) and had an on-base percentage of .480. He also scored six runs, tops in the CBL for the week, adding three stolen bases and two RBI. In Wednesday’s 3-2, 13 inning win over McKinney, his two-out RBI single tied the game at 2-2 in the fifth inning. In Sunday’s 8-7, 12 inning win over Texarkana, he scored in part of the rally that saw the Beach Dawgs go up 6-4 in the eighth inning. Later in the 12th and down by one, 7-6, his walk started the winning rally and saw him score the tying run as part of the comeback win. Catala also saw time at three key defensive positions, playing shortstop, second base, and center field this week.
Brian BarrPTEXARKANA GUNSLINGERSBarr tossed a 4-hit shutout against Bay Area on Thursday, June 26, striking out 8 Toros while walking only 1. The Toros only managed to get one runner as far as second base in the game. The victory made Barr the first 5-game winner this year in the CBL.

Week Ending June 22nd

Joe PaganCMCKINNEY BLUE THUNDERPagan batted .385 (5-for-13) with a double and home run, driving in 3 and scoring 2. In addition to slugging .692 for the week, Pagan reached 5 times on walks, bringing his on-base percentage to .556 over the six-game span. Through Sunday’s games, Pagan leads the CBL in doubles (7) and walks (19).
Markus MarkrayPMCKINNEY BLUE THUNDERThe Blue Thunder’s Markray spun a 4-hit shutout Friday night (6/20) against the Bay Area Toros, striking out 8 while walking only 1. Markray (3-2 on the season) is fifth in the CBL with a 2.19 ERA, and is second in the league in fewest walks per nine innings (1.70).
Jack TilghmanPTEXARKANA GUNSLINGERSTexarkana’s workhorse reliever Tilghman appeared in five games during the week, posting three saves for the resurgent Gunslingers. Tilghman has worked in 16 of Texarkana’s 29 games, to give him the league lead in that category. He has posted a 2.89 ERA in 18.2 innings of work for the season, and his 23 strikeouts are tops among CBL relievers.

Week Ending June 15th

Pat Burgess3BTEXARKANA GUNSLINGERSPat Burgess wasted no time upon joining the Gunslingers this week. In his first six games with the club, Burgess batted .393 (11-for-28) with three doubles and a home run. His six RBI tied for the league lead for the week. Burgess had four multiple-hit games, closing the week by going 3-for-5 with double, home run, and 4 RBI in the Gunslingers’ 12-0 rout at McKinney on Sunday, June 15.
Rene RecioPCORPUS CHRISTI BEACH DAWGSRene Recio pitched the first one-hit game in CBL history Friday, June 13, shutting out the Bay Area Toros. Recio struck out nine Toros, with the sole safety being a leadoff single in the first inning. Recio then went on to retire 24 consecutive batters before allowing two walks in the ninth inning. Recio leads the CBL in winning percentage (4-0) and fewest runners per nine innings (7.28), is second in strikeouts per nine innings (8.19), and currently ranks third in ERA (1.21).

Week Ending June 8th

Nick Shay1BCORPUS CHRISTI BEACH DAWGSShaking off an early-season mini-slump, Shay paced the league this week with a .421 batting average (8-for-19) with a double, as Corpus Christi turned in a perfect 6-0 record. Shay opened the week with a 3-for-4 performance in the BeachDawgs’ come from behind extra-inning win on June 3 against McKinney, singling and scoring the game-tying run in the bottom of the ninth to force the extra frame. Shay also featured against Texarkana to close out the week on June 8, going 2-for-4 and again singling and scoring the tying run as Corpus Christi took the lead for good in the sixth.
Brandon SiskPBAY AREA TOROSSisk turned in the CBL’s first complete-game shutout, outdueling Ryan Leger of McKinney on June 8 to win a classic 1-0 game. In the contest, Sisk scattered 5 singles, striking out 8 while walking 3, with no member of the Blue Thunder advancing past second base. For the week, Sisk allowed only one earned run, striking out 13 batters in 14 innings of work and posting a tidy 0.64 ERA.

Week Ending June 1st

Gene Filyaw3BMCKINNEY BLUE THUNDERFilyaw finished the week batting .395 (15-for-38) with 2 HR and 14 RBI as McKinney got off to a fast 8-2 start.
Travis ParkerPCORPUS CHRISTI BEACH DAWGSParker allowed only one earned run in 13 innings of work for an 0.69 ERA, over two games for the BeachDawgs, striking out 9 batters while earning the win in the franchise’s first victory.
Kevin CooperPBAY AREA TOROSCooper fanned 14 batters in 16 and a third innings over three appearances, posting a victory and 1.65 ERA.


2008 CBL Player Of The Year And League Leaders

From a 2008 archive.org snapshot of this website (CBLproball.com) we found the 2008 Continental Baseball League players and pitchers of the year plus the league leader in each major category:

Kyle Wells, Catcher, Bay Area Toros — CBL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

Anthony Edwards, Outfielder, Texarkana Gunslingers — CBL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kevin Cooper, Bay Area Toros — CBL PITCHER OF THE YEAR

Jack Tilghman, Texarkana Gunslingers — CBL RELIEVER OF THE YEAR

Jim Bolt, Bay Area Toros CBL MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Brian Barr, Texarkana Gunslingers MOST WINS (9)

George Castillo, McKinney Blue Thunder MOST SAVES (14)

Kevin Cooper, Bay Area Toros LOWEST ERA (1.71), MOST STRIKEOUTS (83), FEWEST HITS PER INNING (5.31)

Anthony Edwards, Texarkana Gunslingers RBI LEADER (43), BEST SLUGGING PERCENTAGE (.425), MOST HITS (89), BEST BATTING AVERAGE (.324), MOST RUNS (50), MOST TOTAL BASES (117)

Greg Plecki, Bay Area Toros MOST STOLEN BASES (29)

Russell Revere, Bay Area Toros MOST INNINGS PITCHED (107.2)

Brendan Rubenstein, Texarkana Gunslingers BEST ON BASE PERCENTAGE (.404)

Jack Tilghman, Texarkana Gunslingers MOST GAMES PITCHED (38)

2007 Final Standings And Final Game Scores

We found an archive of the 2007 CBL league website page which listed all of the final scores for all games (including the playoffs) and the final regular season standings.

STATISTICS

LEAGUE STANDINGS
TeamWonLossPCTGBStreakLast 10
TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 30 17 .638 L1 6-4
TEXAS HEAT 25 17 .595 2.5 L1 6-4
LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 19 25 .432 9.5 W1 4-6
BAY AREA TOROS 13 28 .317 14 W1 4-6
GAME RESULTS
DateResults
Sun, August 19thTEXAS HEAT 1   @   BAY AREA TOROS 8
CBL PLAYOFFS, Game # 3: 3PM at Texas City Robinson Stadium. Loser of Game # 1 (Texas Heat) vs. Loser of Game # 2 (Bay Area Toros). Loser of this game is eliminated.
Sun, August 19thTARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 6   @   BAY AREA TOROS 3
CBL PLAYOFFS, Game # 4. Congratulations Blue Thunder–winner of the first Ferguson Jenkins CBL Championship Trophy. The Toros jumped to a 2-0 lead in the 2nd behind RBI singles by Marcus Chandler and Michael Colvin. Blue Thunder right hander Marcus Thornton went the distance on a 7-hitter & kept the regular season champs in the game to mount a 5th inning, 4 run comeback; highlighted by a 2-out single by catcher Joseph Pagan that put the Blue Thunder into a 3-2 lead they never relinquished. Pagan, who had 2 homers, 4 hits and 3 RBI on Saturday against the Toros, was named MVP of the series.
Sat, August 18thTEXAS HEAT 5   @   BAY AREA TOROS 11
CBL PLAYOFFS, Game # 1 at Texas City Robinson Stadium. The # 2 seed Texas Heat vs. # 3 seed Bay Area Toros.
Sat, August 18thBAY AREA TOROS 0   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 17
CBL PLAYOFFS, Game # 2 at Texas City Robinson Stadium The # 1 seed Tarrant County Blue Thunder vs. Bay Area Toros (winner of Game #1).
Fri, August 17th 0   @   0
NOTE: CBL Championship Series Date Changed due to Rain/Field Conditions. Game 1 that had been scheduled for today will be now be played Saturday, 8-18-07 at 3PM.
Thu, August 16th 0   @   0
NOTE: CBL Championship Series Date Changed due to Rain/Field Conditions. Game 1 originally scheduled for today will be now be played Saturday, 8-18-07 at 3PM.
Sun, August 12thTARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 5   @   BAY AREA TOROS 6
Last game of 2007 CBL Regular Season. Playoffs & Championship start Thursday the 16th in Texas City
Sat, August 11thTEXAS HEAT 10   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 7
First game of doubeheader. (7 innings)
Sat, August 11thTARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 2   @   BAY AREA TOROS 3
First game of doubleheader.
Sat, August 11thTEXAS HEAT 0   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 6
Game 2 (7 innings)
Sat, August 11thTARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 9   @   BAY AREA TOROS 2
Game 2
Fri, August 10thTEXAS HEAT 3   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 4
Fri, August 10thTARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 5   @   BAY AREA TOROS 3
Thu, August 9thTEXAS HEAT 0   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 0
Game cancelled due to field conditions.
Thu, August 9thTARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 4   @   BAY AREA TOROS 8
Sun, August 5thTEXAS HEAT 5   @   BAY AREA TOROS 0
Game 2 (7 innings), complete game shutout victory
Sun, August 5thTARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 14   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 7
Sun, August 5thTEXAS HEAT 7   @   BAY AREA TOROS 3
Game 1, 7 innings (makeup game from Aug 4 rainout)
Sat, August 4thTEXAS HEAT 0   @   BAY AREA TOROS 0
Game 1 rained out
Sat, August 4thTARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 2   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 1
Game 1 (7 innings)
Sat, August 4thTEXAS HEAT 7   @   BAY AREA TOROS 6
Game 2
Sat, August 4thTARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 9   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 8
Game 2 (7 innings)
Fri, August 3rdTEXAS HEAT 22   @   BAY AREA TOROS 4
Fri, August 3rdTARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 5   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 6
12 innings
Thu, August 2ndTEXAS HEAT 3   @   BAY AREA TOROS 4
First official game played in Texas City
Thu, August 2ndTARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 19   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 6
Sun, July 29thBAY AREA TOROS 0   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 0
Game canceled due to rain and field conditions.
Sun, July 29thBAY AREA TOROS 0   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 0
Game canceled due to rain and field conditions.
Sun, July 29thTEXAS HEAT 5   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 12
Sat, July 28thLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 0   @   BAY AREA TOROS 0
Game postponed due to rain & field conditions.
Sat, July 28thTEXAS HEAT 3   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 4
Game 1
Sat, July 28thTEXAS HEAT 15   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 10
Game 2
Fri, July 27thTEXAS HEAT 10   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 2
Thu, July 26thTEXAS HEAT 3   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 12
Sun, July 22ndBAY AREA TOROS 13   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 18
Sun, July 22ndTEXAS HEAT 9   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 3
Game played at Integrity Park in Argyle, TX
Sat, July 21stBAY AREA TOROS 6   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 7
Sat, July 21stTEXAS HEAT 0   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 8
7 inning game; played at Integrity Park in Argyle, TX
Sat, July 21stBAY AREA TOROS 19   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 7
Sat, July 21stTEXAS HEAT 6   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 1
7 inning game; played at Integrity Park in Argyle, TX
Fri, July 20thBAY AREA TOROS 0   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 0
Game postponed due to rain.
Fri, July 20thTEXAS HEAT 5   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 6
Game played at Integrity Park in Argyle, TX
Thu, July 19thTEXAS HEAT 4   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 7
Game played at Integrity Park in Argyle, TX
Thu, July 19thBAY AREA TOROS 0   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 11
Tue, July 17th 0   @   0
CBL All-Star Game
Clear Creek Wildcat Stadium, League City, Texas. CBL North All-Stars (comprised of players from the Lewisville Lizards and Tarrant County Blue Thunder) and the South All Stars (comprised of players from Bay Area Toros and Texas Heat), with the North All-Stars winning 7-2. Karl Krailo (Blue Thunder) was nominated the MVP of the All-Star Game as he went 2-for-2, had a walk, was hit by a pitch, and hit the first home run in CBL All-Star Game history.
Mon, July 16th 0   @   0
CBL All-Star Monday Events: Player autograph session;
7PM Old Timers Game
8PM Home Run Derby–Noah Scott of the Bay Area Toros won the first-ever Continental Baseball League Home Run Derby. In dramatic fashion Noah, the younger brother of Houston Astro Luke Scott, hit a home run over the left-field wall on his final swing giving him four home runs (out of ten swings) in the second round. Karl Krailo of the Tarrant County Blue Thunder was the runner-up. All events held at Clear Creek Wildcat Stadium, League City, Texas
Sun, July 15thLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 15   @   BAY AREA TOROS 4
Sun, July 15thTEXAS HEAT 19   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 10
Sat, July 14thLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 3   @   BAY AREA TOROS 5
Sat, July 14thTEXAS HEAT 6   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 3
Sat, July 14thLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 9   @   BAY AREA TOROS 1
Sat, July 14thTEXAS HEAT 11   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 16
Fri, July 13thLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 8   @   BAY AREA TOROS 4
Fri, July 13thTEXAS HEAT 5   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 9
Thu, July 12thLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 3   @   BAY AREA TOROS 4
Thu, July 12thTEXAS HEAT 7   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 9
Tue, July 10thTEXAS HEAT 25   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 11
Highest run total in a CBL game.
Mon, July 9thLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 11   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 12
Sun, July 8thLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 8   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 12
Sun, July 8thTEXAS HEAT 0   @   BAY AREA TOROS 0
Game rained out
Sun, July 8thTEXAS HEAT 1   @   BAY AREA TOROS 1
Game rained out
Sat, July 7thLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 4   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 13
Game 1
Sat, July 7thTEXAS HEAT 0   @   BAY AREA TOROS 0
Game 1 postponed due to rain and field conditions
Sat, July 7thLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 10   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 8
Game 2
Sat, July 7thTEXAS HEAT 0   @   BAY AREA TOROS 0
Game 2 postponed due to rain and field conditions
Fri, July 6thLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 11   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 8
Fri, July 6thTEXAS HEAT 0   @   BAY AREA TOROS 0
Game rained out
Thu, July 5thTEXAS HEAT 0   @   BAY AREA TOROS 0
Game rained out.
Thu, July 5thLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 0   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 0
Game rained out.
Sun, July 1stLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 0   @   BAY AREA TOROS 0
Game rained out.
Sun, July 1stTEXAS HEAT 0   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 0
Game rained out.
Sun, July 1stTEXAS HEAT 0   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 0
Game rained out.
Sat, June 30thLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 10   @   BAY AREA TOROS 6
Game went 10 innings.
Sat, June 30thLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 6   @   BAY AREA TOROS 8
Jason Bleeker pitched a complete game victory. It was his 2nd of the season as he had a previous complete game victory in his previous start.
Sat, June 30thTEXAS HEAT 0   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 0
Game was not played due to rain and field conditions. Game rescheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 1.
Fri, June 29thLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 15   @   BAY AREA TOROS 5
Game started after rain delay.
Fri, June 29thTEXAS HEAT 0   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 0
Game suspended in 1st inning (Thunder up 3-0). No date announced for resumption.
Thu, June 28thLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 6   @   BAY AREA TOROS 11
Thu, June 28thTEXAS HEAT 0   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 0
Game Rained Out
Sun, June 24thTEXAS HEAT 5   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 3
Sun, June 24thBAY AREA TOROS 11   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 17
Sat, June 23rdTEXAS HEAT 10   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 4
Sat, June 23rdBAY AREA TOROS 2   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 11
Sat, June 23rdTEXAS HEAT 6   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 3
Game went 12 innings
Sat, June 23rdBAY AREA TOROS 6   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 5
Fri, June 22ndTEXAS HEAT 7   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 2
Fri, June 22ndBAY AREA TOROS 5   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 10
Thu, June 21stTEXAS HEAT 9   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 0
Thu, June 21stBAY AREA TOROS 14   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 11
Mon, June 18thBAY AREA TOROS 0   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 0
Postponed due to rain and field conditions. Reschedule date is TBA.
Sun, June 17thTEXAS HEAT 0   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 0
Postponed due to rain and field conditions. Reschedule date is TBA.
Sun, June 17thBAY AREA TOROS 0   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 0
Postponed due to rain and field conditions. Reschedule date is TBA.
Sat, June 16thTEXAS HEAT 0   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 0
Postponed due to rain. Scheduled to be made up on Monday evening, June 18, at 7:00 p.m.
Sat, June 16thBAY AREA TOROS 6   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 1
Sat, June 16thTEXAS HEAT 0   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 0
Postponed due to rain. Scheduled to be made up on Tuesday evening, June 19, at 7:00 p.m.
Sat, June 16thBAY AREA TOROS 0   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 0
Game suspended after the bottom of the fourth inning. Remainder of suspended game to be made up on Monday afternoon, June 18, at 4:30 p.m. The regularly-scheduled game will take place after the remainder of the suspended game is concluded.
Fri, June 15thTEXAS HEAT 1   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 3
Fri, June 15thBAY AREA TOROS 3   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 7
Thu, June 14thTEXAS HEAT 7   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 13
Sun, June 10thTEXAS HEAT 10   @   BAY AREA TOROS 1
Sun, June 10thLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 8   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 5
Sat, June 9thLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 5   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 9
Game 1 of doubleheader
Sat, June 9thTEXAS HEAT 15   @   BAY AREA TOROS 6
Game 1 of doubleheader
Sat, June 9thLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 12   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 6
Game 2 of doubleheader
Sat, June 9thTEXAS HEAT 17   @   BAY AREA TOROS 7
Game 2 of doubleheader
Fri, June 8thLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 7   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 11
Pena with 1st Grand Slam in Blue Thunder history.
Fri, June 8thTEXAS HEAT 8   @   BAY AREA TOROS 2
Trevor Klassen pitched 7 2/3 allowing only 2 runs on 2 hits; Jason Meagher hit his first homerun of the season and Mitch Elliott continued an eight game hitting streak.
Thu, June 7thLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 3   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 4
7PM game time, North Richland Hills, Texas
Thu, June 7thTEXAS HEAT 16   @   BAY AREA TOROS 11
31 hit game; Robby Winn went 3 for 6, including two home runs and Mitch Elliott went 2 for 4 including a leadoff homer in the first.
Sun, June 3rdTARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 13   @   BAY AREA TOROS 7
Sun, June 3rdTEXAS HEAT 7   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 3
Nick Enciso went 2-4; hitting a home run and double; Ryan Leger earned his first win allowing only two runs on four hits and seven strikeouts in 6.1 innings
Sat, June 2ndTARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 11   @   BAY AREA TOROS 0
{Game 1} First shutout (combined) in CBL history + first “Three Inning Save” in CBL history
Sat, June 2ndTEXAS HEAT 8   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 4
{Game 1} Billy Hicks hits three run home run; Beau Cumbie Solid through six innings allowin only four hits and three runs
Sat, June 2ndTARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 10   @   BAY AREA TOROS 9
{Game 2}
Sat, June 2ndTEXAS HEAT 2   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 7
{Game 2} 1st Grand Slam in CBL History in By Jody Wood of the Lewisville Lizards.
Fri, June 1stTARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 5   @   BAY AREA TOROS 8
Fri, June 1stTEXAS HEAT 4   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 6
Mitch Elliot had two hits, a home run and a single, and two stolen bases
Thu, May 31stTARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 9   @   BAY AREA TOROS 5
First game in Blue Thunder history.
Thu, May 31stTEXAS HEAT 5   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 11
First game in Lizards history.
Kevin Gaston had two hits and two stolen bases in the loss.
Tue, May 29thTEXAS HEAT 0   @   BAY AREA TOROS 0
Postponed due to rain; reschedule date to be determined by CBL.
Mon, May 28thTARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 0   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 0
Postponed due to wet grounds; Reschedule date to be determined by CBL
Mon, May 28thTEXAS HEAT 0   @   BAY AREA TOROS 0
Postponed due to wet grounds; Reschedule date to be determined by CBL
Sun, May 27thTEXAS HEAT 6   @   BAY AREA TOROS 5
First game played in CBL history. Historical notes: Official start time 5:12PM. 1st Hit–Mitch Elliott (Heat) for an infield single; 1st HR–Samson Oldenburg (Heat) Solo HR; 1st RBI–Robby Winn (Heat); 1st extra inning game in CBL History (10 innings). Game ended 9:02PM. Total game time: 3:50.
Sun, May 27thTARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 0   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 0
Postponed due to wet grounds; Reschedule date to be determined by CBL
Sat, May 26thLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 0   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 0
Postponed due to rain–no make up game will be scheduled(as of 6/26/07).
Sat, May 26thTARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 0   @   LEWISVILLE LIZARDS 0
Postponed due to wet grounds–no make up game will be scheduled (as of 6/26/07).
Fri, May 25thLEWISVILLE LIZARDS 0   @   TARRANT COUNTY BLUE THUNDER 0
Postponed due to rain–initially rescheduled for 5/28; NOW rescheduled for Sun, 6/10 at 1PM

MVPs

League-wide MVPs  for the inaugural 2007 regular season:
  a.. CBL Most Valuable Player & Offensive Player of the Year:
 Robby Winn, First Baseman, Texas Heat (led the league in home runs, runs batted in and hits)
  b.. CBL Batting Champion: Josh Blackstock, shortstop, Tarrant County Blue Thunder (.373 mark)
  c.. CBL Top Pitcher: Zach Duncan, Tarrant County Blue Thunder (held opposing batters to a .241 average and struck out 57 in 51 innings)
  d.. CBL Top Reliever: (tie) George Castillo, Tarrant County Blue Thunder AND Randy Strann, Lewisville Lizards (both with seven saves)
  e.. CBL Manager of the Year: Curtis Wilkerson, Tarrant County Blue Thunder

Teams & Players

2007 CBL League Leaders

We found an archive from the old CBL league website which lists the 2007 league leaders from the league’s first season

CBL 2007 REGULAR SEASON LEAGUE LEADERS

(Regular Season Concluded August 12, 2007)

OFFENSIVE

Batting Average Leaders Josh Blackstock Blue Thunder 0.373
(Min. 3.0 PA Per Game) Justin Meagher Heat 0.361
  Joseph Pagan Blue Thunder 0.357
  Robby Winn Heat 0.341
  Lale Esquivel Blue Thunder 0.336
  Nick Ensico Heat 0.329
  Mitch Elliott Heat 0.326
       
       
Runs Leaders Mitch Elliott Heat 48
  Josh Blackstock Blue Thunder 47
  Robby Winn Heat 46
  Joseph Pagan Blue Thunder 45
  Lamont Jordan Blue Thunder 44
       
Hits Robby Winn Heat 61
  Mitch Elliott Heat 56
  Jesse Longoria Lizards 55
  Joseph Pagan Blue Thunder 55
  Josh Blackstock Blue Thunder 53
       
Doubles Mitch Elliott Heat 12
  Josh Blackstock Blue Thunder 12
  Justin Meagher Heat 12
  Mike Medrano Toros 12
  Jesse Longoria Lizards 9
  Joseph Pagan Blue Thunder 9
       
Triples Josh Blackstock Blue Thunder 2
  Zack Williams Toros 2
  5 Tied With 1    
       
       
       
Home Runs Robby Winn Heat 21
  Joseph Pagan Blue Thunder 20
  Karl Krailo Blue Thunder 18
  Jesse Longoria Lizards 13
  Lale Esquivel Blue Thunder 13
       
RBI Robby Winn Heat 64
  Jesse Longoria Lizards 46
  Joseph Pagan Blue Thunder 44
  Karl Krailo Blue Thunder 43
  Lale Esquivel Blue Thunder 39
       
Stolen Bases Mitch Elliott Heat 45
  Josh Jennings Lizards 19
  Jonathan Anderson Blue Thunder 18
  J. January Heat 13
  Lamont Jordan Blue Thunder 11
  Cassidy Dreach Toros 11

PITCHING

Wins Zach Duncan Blue Thunder 5
  Ryan Leger Heat 5
  Will Smeltzer Toros 5
  Philip Monte Lizards 4
  Ryan Weems Blue Thunder 4
  Brent Berger Blue Thunder 4
  Beau Cumbie Heat 4
       
       
Innings Pitched Will Smeltzer Toros 60.667
  Kieran Mattison Lizards 55.333
  Philip Monte Lizards 53.333
  Jason Bleeker Toros 52.333
  Zach Duncan Blue Thunder 51
  Ryan Leger Heat 51
       
       
ERA Zach Duncan Blue Thunder 3.14
(Minimum 1 IP per Game) Ryan Leger Heat 3.71
  Will Smeltzer Toros 4.45
  Philip Monte Lizards 5.23
  T. French Heat 5.29
       
       
Complete Games Jason Bleeker Toros 3
  Jerry Anderson Lizards 2
  Will Smeltzer Toros 1
  Philip Monte Lizards 1
  Ryan Leger Heat 1
  T. French Heat 1
  Brent Berger Blue Thunder 1
  Paul Buchan Lizards 1
       
       
Saves George Castillo Blue Thunder 7
  Keegan Laycock Toros 3
  Ben Parker Lizards 3
  Randy Strann Lizards 3
  B. Cogbill Blue Thunder 2
  D. Furrow Heat 2
       
       
Strikeouts Kieran Mattison Lizards 79
  Zach Duncan Blue Thunder 57
  Brandon Sisk Toros 55
  Ryan Leger Heat 49
  T. French Heat 49
       
       
       
Opp. Batting Avg. Ryan Leger Heat 0.238
(Minimum 1 IP per Game) Zach Duncan Blue Thunder 0.241
  Will Smeltzer Toros 0.244
  T. Klassen Heat 0.265
  Brent Berger Blue Thunder 0.266

2008 CBL Players Of The Year

This is from the old McKinney Blue Thunder website (Wayback Machine archive here):

CBL Names 2008 Players of the Year

Awards were presented to the following players on August 22 in Texas City prior to the start of the Championship series. Congratulations to:

CBL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Kyle Wells, Catcher, Bay Area Toros

CBL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Anthony Edwards, Outfielder, Texarkana Gunslingers

CBL PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Kevin Cooper, Bay Area Toros

CBL RELIEVER OF THE YEAR: Jack Tilghman, Texarkana Gunslingers

CBL MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Jim Bolt, Bay Area Toros