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NYCBL Players of the Week ending on July 6th


Week ending July 6, 2008

Player of the Week: Nick Campbell (Bryant), Little Falls

Nick Campbell batted .375 (9-for-24) and compiled a .531 on-base percentage in eight games for the Miners last week. Campbell scored a team-high seven runs, drove in five runs, drew eight walks and tallied three extra-base hits. He reached base via hit or walk in seven of eight contests and he had three multi-hit and two multi-walk games. The Raynham, Mass., native had his best game against Amsterdam on July 5. He was 2-for-4 with three RBI, two walks, two stolen bases, one double, one triple and one run scored as Little Falls won, 11-5.

Pitcher of the Week: Kyle Putnam (Marist), Amsterdam

Last week, Kyle Putnam pitched the Amsterdam Mohawks to two victories. Putnam did not allow an earned run in 14.1 innings pitched. He yielded nine hits, walked two and struck out nine. Putnam pitched a complete game three-hit shutout against Little Falls on June 30. He retired 21 of the 24 batters that he faced in the seven-inning game. Putnam struck out eight through seven and one-third innings in a six-hit effort versus Bennington on Sunday.


Week ending July 6, 2008

Player of the Week: John Kenny (Hofstra), Webster

John Kenny hit .464 (13-for-28) with one home run and seven runs batted in as the Yankees went 4-2 last week. Kenny’s 13 hits led the league and he added seven runs scored, three walks, a .607 slugging percentage and a .516 on-base percentage. He compiled at least one hit in all six games as well as four multi-hit, two multi-RBI and two multi-run contests. Sunday, Kenny went 6-for-9 in a doubleheader against Elmira. He belted a walk-off single in the opener to highlight a 4-for-6 performance and then he was 2-for-3 in the night cap.

Pitcher of the Week: P.J. Saporito (New Jersey Tech), Brockport

Riverbats hurler P.J. Saporito earned his second career NYCBL Western Division Pitcher of the Week award with a strong performance against first-place Hornell on July 2. Saporito held the hot-hitting Dodgers to one run on six hits through seven innings, walked two and struck out five. He allowed two runners past second and faced six batters over the minimum. Last July, Saporito was named the Western Division Pitcher of the Week, for the week ending July 28. He pitched what is believed to be the first perfect game in league history against Elmira on July 26.

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