Final 2021 CRBL Standings
|1||Eau Claire Cavaliers||18||2||0.900||0||141||49||92||12-0-0||6-2-0||8-2-0||L1|
|3||Chippewa Falls LumberJacks||14||6||0.700||0||113||72||41||4-0-0||10-6-0||6-4-0||W4|
|5||Jim Falls Sturgeons||5||15||0.250||0||66||138||-72||5-13-0||0-2-0||4-6-0||W3|
|6||Cadott Red Sox||1||19||0.050||0||61||175||-114||1-10-0||0-9-0||0-10-0||L18|
|2||Eau Claire Bears||11||9||0.550||0||125||101||24||8-4-0||3-5-0||5-5-0||L2|
|4||Eau Claire Rivermen||7||13||0.350||0||76||118||-42||7-9-0||0-4-0||1-9-0||L3|
|5||Beef River Bullfrogs||3||17||0.150||0||57||148||-91||1-7-0||2-10-0||2-8-0||L2|
2021 Noteworthy Performances & Milestones
- There were ten .400+ hitters this year in league play.
- In his 20th season, the Eau Claire Bears’ Todd Lasher had 12 hits, 3 doubles and notched 15 total bases, moving into 3rd place all time in total bases (733), 6th place all-time in doubles (82), and 7th place all-time in hits (430).
- Nathan Kent, the unanimous All-CRBL 2nd baseman of the Eau Claire Bears, led the circuit in hitting with a robust .558 average (29/52) as well as in steals with 13 swipes. The last person to lead the CRBL in both those categories in the same season was current league officer and Eau Claire Rivemen Chad Zutter. “Zut” accomplished the feat back in 2001 when he was with the Hallie Eagles, hitting .467 (21/45) with 10 stolen bases.
- In his 29th season, Eau Claire Rivermen’s Andy Niese became the CRBL’s all-time leader in games played with 522, breaking the previous record of 506 held by Jim Falls legend Keith Pitsch.
- Niese made his 21st CRBL All-Star game appearance, breaking the all-time mark of 20 All-Star games, held by Bloomer legend and CRBL Hall of Famer Scott Stuckert.
- Niese also became the first player to cross the 600-hit barrier. With 16 hits this year, the CRBL’s all-time hit leader now has 607 for his career.
- The league wide batting average dropped from .311 in 2019 to .285 in 2021, a decrease of 8.4%.
- Osseo’s Luke Eide became the first pitcher since 2002 to capture the pitching triple crown, leading the CRBL in wins (10), strikeouts (99) and ERA (0.95).
- Eide’s strikeout total is the highest since 2012 when Jim Falls’ Cody Bunkelman struck out 107 CRBL batters.
- Luke’s 10 wins are the most since Tyler Gray had 10 victories while pitching for the Chippewa Falls Lumberjacks in 2010.
- The last pitcher to win the pitching triple crown was CRBL Hall of Famer Kurt Stellplug, accomplishing his trifecta (7 wins, 81 K’s, 1.36 ERA) in 2002 while also pitching for the Osseo Merchants.
- Eide also twirled one of this season’s two no-hitters, a 5-inning blitz of Cadott in a 13-0 victory on June 13th. It was the CRBL’s 65th no-hitter in history.
- Luke’s Osseo teammate, lefty Logan Boettcher went 4 and 0 off the mound, strengthening his grip as the CRBL’s all-time winningest pitcher with an .860 win clip thanks to a sterling career record of 37 and 6.
- Levi Schaller of the Chippewa Falls Lumberjacks threw the CRBL’s lone-no hitter this year, doing so in a 1-0 gem vs. the Tilden Tigers on April 28th. It was the 64 no-hitter in CRBL history.
- In his 14th CRBL season, Bloomer’s Curtis Dachel led the league with 85.2 innings pitched. Dachel’s herculean total vaulted him in to 11th place all-time in that category with 732. The leader is iron man and CRBL Hall of Famer Russ Nelson with an incredible 1,720.1 innings pitched in CRBL play over his 35 year career.
- With a 4 and 3 record off the mound in 2021, Eau Claire Bears’ player/manager Chevy Tollefson now has 56 wins in his CRBL career, good for 11th place all-time at the completion of his 13th league season.
- The Eau Claire Rivermen’s Tyler Gray continues to ascend the CRBL’s all-time pitching rankings. With 2021 marking his 16th CRBL season.
- Hurling 63.2 innings in 2021, “Tgray” now ranks 3rd all-time in innings pitched with 995.1.
- Notching 1 shutout, Gray also ranks 3rd all-time with 14 shutouts. The leader is Chippewa Falls great and CRBL Hall of Famer Jim Hoepner with 19.
- With his 4 wins in 2021, Gray moves in 3rd place in that category as well with 86 career victories. The all-time leader is the aforementioned Jim Hoepner with 109 W’s.
- The league wide earned run average dropped from 5.13 in 2019 to 5.00 in 2021, a decrease of 2.5%.
- With 2021 marking his 17th season serving as a player/manager, the Eau Claire Rivermen’s skipper Andy Niese now ranks on the following all-time charts.
- 2nd all-time in seasons managed – the leader is Scott Stuckert with 27 seasons
- 2nd all-time in managerial wins with 180. The all-time leader is also Scott Stuckert with 186 victories.
Hitting Statistical Leaders
|Player||Team||Hits||At-Bats||Avg. (minimum 40 at-bats)|
|Nathan Kent||Eau Claire Bears||29||52||.558|
|Mitch Voller||Eau Claire Cavaliers||25||53||.475|
|Jordan Steinmetz||Tilden Tigers||20||43||.465|
|Nolan Baier||Tilden Tigers||29||68||.426|
|Nolan Hutzler||Chippewa LumberJacks||23||54||.425|
|Nate Hayes||Chippewa LumberJacks||24||57||.421|
|Nolan Matson||Osseo Merchants||29||68||.413|
|Anthony Pogodzinski||Eau Claire Cavaliers||21||51||.412|
|Blake Johnson||Eau Claire Bears||22||54||.407|
|Jon Schoch||Tilden Tigers||24||59||.406|
|Nolan Baier||Tilden Tigers||68|
|Sawyer Sturz||Eau Claire Rivermen||68|
|Cole Zwiefelhofer||Tilden Tigers||68|
|Trent Vodrasek||Whitehall Wolves||67|
|Scott Hovell||Whitehall Wolves||63|
|Nolan Baier||Tilden Tigers||29|
|Nathan Kent||Eau Claire Bears||29|
|Nolan Matson||Osseo Merchants||26|
|Nate Hayes||Chippewa Falls LumberJacks||24|
|Corey Poirier||Bloomer Woodticks||24|
|Jon Schoch||Tilden Tigers||24|
|Cole Zwiefelhofer||Tilden Tigers||24|
|Jon Schoch||Tilden Tigers||9|
|Matt Martineau||Chippewa Falls LumberJacks||7|
|Jordan Steinmetz||Tilden Tigers||7|
|Tyler Gray||Eau Claire Rivermen||6|
|Nolan Matson||Osseo Merchants||6|
|Storm Standiford||Osseo Merchants||6|
|Josh Halling||Eau Claire Bears||3|
|Tanner Halverson||Eau Claire Cavaliers||3|
|Lucas Steinmetz||Tilden Tigers||3|
|Jesse Brockman||Osseo Merchants||2|
|James Davis||Eau Claire Rivermen||2|
|Nolan Baier||Tilden Tigers||3|
|Scott Hovell||Whitehall Wolves||3|
|Seven players tied with||2|
|Nolan Baier||Tilden Tigers||30|
|Jon Schoch||Tilden Tigers||29|
|Cole Zwiefelhofer||Tilden Tigers||24|
|Mitch Voller||Eau Claire Cavaliers||18|
|Anthony Pogodzinski||Eau Claire Cavaliers||17|
|Jordan Steinmetz||Tilden Tigers||32|
|Alex Ruf||Tilden Tigers||25|
|Ryan Freitag||Osseo Merchants||20|
|Nolan Matson||Osseo Merchants||20|
|Mitch Voller||Eau Claire Cavaliers||18|
|Nathan Kent||Eau Claire Bears||18|
|Nathan Kent||Eau Claire Bears||13|
|Dawson Mathwig||Chippewa Falls LumberJacks||9|
|Jimmy Schemenuer||Chippewa Falls LumberJacks||9|
|Jaxon Vance||Eau Claire Cavaliers||9|
|Kole Lekvin||Eau Claire Cavaliers||8|
|Connor Stoik||Bloomer Woodticks||8|
|Mitch Voller||Eau Claire Cavaliers||8|
|Jon Schoch||Tilden Tigers||19|
|Jordan Steinmetz||Tilden Tigers||18|
|Ryan Freitag||Osseo Merchants||16|
|Jesse Brockman||Osseo Merchants||14|
|Nolan Hutzler||Chippewa Falls LumberJacks||14|
|Nate Pronschinske||Whitehall Wolves||14|
|Eau Claire Bears||163||580||.340|
|Chippewa Falls Lumberjacks||168||520||.323|
|Eau Claire Cavaliers||176||561||.314|
|Eau Claire Rivermen||151||539||.280|
|Beef River Bullfrogs||133||523||.254|
|Cadott Red Sox||126||508||.248|
|Jim Falls Sturgeons||129||537||.240|
Pitching Statistical Leaders
|Player||Team||ER||IP||ERA (Minimum 20 IP)|
|Luke Eide||Osseo Merchants||7||66.1||0.95|
|Logan Boettcher||Osseo Merchants||3||22||1.27|
|Levi Schaller||Chippewa Falls LumberJacks||9||43.1||1.87|
|Paul Petit||Eau Claire Cavaliers||10||46||1.96|
|PJ LeQuia||Tilden Tigers||9||34||2.38|
|Carter Hesselman||Eau Claire Cavaliers||8||27.2||2.60|
|Zack Thiesse||Eau Claire Bears||14||42||3.00|
|Carl Krumenauer||Tilden Tigers||7||21||3.00|
|Scott Hovell||Whitehall Woilves||15||39||3.46|
|Chevy Tollefson||Eau Claire Bears||16||41||3.51|
|Curtis Dachel||Bloomer Woodticks||85.2|
|Luke Eide||Osseo Merchants||66.1|
|Tyler Gray||Eau Claire Rivermen||63.2|
|James Davis||Eau Claire Rivermen||52.2|
|Paul Petit||Eau Claire Cavaliers||46|
|Luke Eide||Osseo Merchants||10|
|Curtis Dachel||Bloomer Woodticks||9|
|Scott Hovell||Whitehall Wolves||6|
|Paul Petit||Eau Claire Cavaliers||6|
|Levi Schaller||Chippewa Falls LumberJacks||5|
|Zack Thiesse||Eau Claire Bears||5|
|Player||Team||Win % (Minimum 5 decisions)|
|Luke Eide||Osseo Merchants||.909 (10-1)|
|Paul Petit||Eau Claire Cavaliers||.857 (6-1)|
|Scott Hovell||Whitehall Wolves||.750 (6-2)|
|Levi Schaller||Chippewa Falls LumberJacks||.714 (5-2)|
|Zack Thiesse||Eau Claire Bears||.714 (5-2)|
|Luke Eide||Osseo Merchants||99|
|Levi Schaller||Chippewa Falls LumberJacks||83|
|Curtis Dachel||Bloomer Woodticks||78|
|Tyler Gray||Eau Claire Rivermen||66|
|Paul Petit||Eau Claire Cavaliers||59|
|Chase Bredl||Eau Claire Cavaliers||2|
|Todd Lasher||Eau Claire Bears||2|
|Ryan Krumenauer||Jim Falls Sturgeons||2|
|Joel Zachow||Eau Claire Bears||2|
|Luke Eide||Osseo Merchants||4|
|Paul Petit||Eau Claire Cavaliers||4|
|Player||Team||K’s/9 IP (Minimum 20 innings pitched)|
|Blake Thiesse||Eau Claire Bears||18.15 (41K / 20.1 IP)|
|Levi Schaller||Chippewa Falls LumberJacks||17.24 (83 K / 43.1 IP)|
|Luke Eide||Osseo Merchants||13.43 (99 K / 66.1 IP)|
|Logan Boettcher||Osseo Merchants||12.27 (30 K / 22 IP)|
|Scott Hovell||Whitehall Wolves||12.23 (53 K / 39 IP)|
|Beef River Bullfrogs Team||Earned Runs||Innings Pitched||Team ERA|
|Eau Claire Cavaliers||37||141.1||2.36|
|Chippewa Falls Lumberjacks||51||125.1||3.66|
|Eau Claire Bears||59||135.1||3.92|
|Eau Claire Rivermen||83||138||5.41|
|Jim Falls Sturgeons||102||131.2||6.97|
|Cadott Red Sox||114||121.1||8.46|
|Beef River Bullfrogs||118||125.1||8.47|