Each week, IMG Academy baseball program Wood Bat League selects a position player and pitcher of the week. It is difficult to pick just two but this past week two players stood out on top of the competition.
The position player of the week is Mike Roberts and the pitcher of the week is Thomas Walsh.
Mike Roberts of the Manatees, is locally from the Bradenton area. The 18 year old senior is currently ranked 3rd in the League in hitting, with a .520 average. Roberts started the week off hot with a stunning 4-5 performance during Tuesday's 11-3 win over the Conquistadors. In that game he recorded a double, run scored, stolen base, and 6 RBI. Roberts continued to stay hot throughout the week, leading to his player of the week accolade.
AVG - .455 Runs - 3 Doubles - 2 RBI - 6 SLG%- .636 OBP - .500 SB - 3
Thomas Walsh, 16, is from North Massapequa, NY. He picked up his pitcher of the week award with an dynamite performance on Monday in the 2-1 victory over the Lightning. Walsh went 6 2/3 innings surrendering only 2 hits, striking out 8 batters, and giving up zero runs. While he did not receive the win in the 8 inning game, he allowed the Conquistadors to battle through a tough small-ball game for the win. Watch out for the New York native in the coming weeks.
E.R.A. - 0.00 IP - 6 2/3 SO - 8
Congratulations to these two players who have excelled in competition during the IMG Wood Bat League!