Friday Sep 24 2010
Oakmont graduate Guilmet leads minor-league team to title
By: Staff report
Oakmont High School graduate Preston Guilmet threw the final pitch that wrapped up the Low-A Midwest League championship for the Lake County Captains of Ohio on Monday. Guilmet pitched three hitless innings and struck out five to earn his fifth save of the playoffs as the Captains, an affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, defeated the Clinton (Iowa) Lumberkings 3-1 in Game 5 of the championship series. Guilmet didn’t allow a run in six postseason appearances and struck out 19 in 11 2/3 innings, according to mlb.com. “He was the guy,” Captains manager Ted Kubiak said to mlb.com. “He’s the guy to go to. He was ready to pitch three or four (innings Monday night). That’s his thing. He’s done a great job all season for us. He was the guy we needed, and he did it.” Guilmet was named MVP of the playoffs, according to indiansprospectinsider.com. He finished the season with a 4-1 record, 2.25 ERA and 11 saves in 30 appearances. Guilmet allowed just 35 hits, three home runs and 10 walks in 52 innings, and he struck out 79. It’s the first championship in franchise history, according to indiansprospectinsider.com.