06/22/2017 9:21 AM -
WMBL Stars of the Week
The WMBL announced the Stars of the Week today.
Lethbridge infielder Ryan Pouwells was awarded the WMBL Player of the Week. Austin Gurr of the Weyburn Beavers was named Pitcher of the Week.
Honourable Mention for Player of the Week was given to Parker Smejkal of the Yorkton Cardinals. Okotoks closer Tyler Burdett received Honourable Mention as Pitcher of the Week.
Ryan Pouwells had a good week at the plate for the Bulls. The junior from LSU Shreveport contributed 6 runs, 12 hits including a double and three home runs. Pouwells also added 8 RBI and 2 stolen bases.
On July 23 against the Medicine Hat Mavericks, Pouwells pounded two home runs and registered five RBI.
Weyburn Beavers starter Austin Gurr pitched a gem of a game vs Swift Current on July 23. The Coaldale, AB native shut down the hard hitting 57’s throwing seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits and three walks. Gurr also struck out three of the 25 Swift Current batters he faced.
Player of the Week: (for the week of July 17-23)
Ryan Pouwells – Lethbridge
6 runs, 12 hits, 1 double, 3HR, 8 RBI and 2 SB
July 23 vs MH: 2HR, 5 RBI
Parker Smejkal - Yorkton
Week: 6 runs, 13 hits, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 HR, 6RBI, 3 Walks
July 20 vs FMM: 5 hits, 1 triple, 1 HR and 3 RBI
Pitcher of the Week: (for the week of July 17-23)
Austin Gurr - Weyburn
vs Swift Current: Win, 7 innings, 0 ER, 2 Hits, 3 BB and 3 K’s
Tyler Burdett - Okotoks
3 saves, 2.3 innings, 0 runs, 0 hits, 3 K’s