JUNE 26, 2017 - PORTLAND, OR: The Great West League's win, ERA and strikeout leader and the top home run hitter are the Co-Players of the Week as presented by the Madison Bat Company today.
Portland Pickles southpaw Josh Hendrickson turned in a brilliant outing June 21 against the Yuba City Bears. The 6-5, 195 pound hurler tossed 8-1/3 innings, shutting out the Bears on 3-hits, while fanning 14 and walking only one. The Ranger College (Texas) standout has started 5-games and is 3-0 with a league-leading 2.03 ERA and a league best 40 strikeouts in 31 innings of work. The Australian-native has allowed only 24 hits over his 31 innings and his 3 victories ties him for most in the GWL.
Zander Clarke just joined the Portland Pickles from the UCLA Bruins and has been red-hot. He homered in his first game and in the week since has gone 13-24 (.542) with four more home runs and 9 RBIs. In his second season with the Pickles, the 6-6, 220 pound first baseman/outfielder leads the GWL with his five home runs.
2017 PLAYER OF THE WEEK WINNERS:
June 5: Tanner Tokunaga (Chico Heat)
June 12: Kenneth Pettibone (Lincoln Potters)
June 19: Austin Lee (Chico Heat) & Josh Winkler (Yuba City Bears)
June 26: Josh Hendrickson (Portland Pickles) & Zander Clarke (Portland Pickles)
ABOUT THE GREAT WEST LEAGUE
The Great West League is one of the premier summer collegiate wood bat leagues in North America, providing a professional, minor league-like atmosphere for top college players seeking professional baseball careers, while providing affordable family entertainment and enriching the quality of life in its member communities.