WCBL Players of the Week for Week Three

The Western Canadian Baseball League has released the players of the week for week three of the season (June 17th – 23rd).

Okotoks Dawgs infielder, Liam Rihela has been named the WCBL Hitter of the Week after posting 10 hits, 10 runs scored, three homers, seven RBI’s and an OPS of 1.633. It’s the second time in two weeks that an Okotoks Dawg player has been named the Hitter of the Week after Tristan Peters won it a week ago.

The honourable mention for Hitter of the Week has been handed to Max Hewitt of the Fort McMurray Giants after he collected nine hits, five runs scored, two homers, three RBI and an OPS of 1.734.

WCBL Pitcher of the Week has been handed to Nick Garcia of the Brooks Bombers after giving his team an outstanding start on June 22nd against the Fort McMurray Giants where he threw a complete game shutout, allowing only five hits, striking out three. Garcia finished the week with 10 innings pitched, four strikeouts, a 0.5 WHIP and an opponent batting average of .152.

The honourable mention was given to Michael Borst of the Moose Jaw Miller Express, who was the WCBL Hitter of the Week for week one of the season. The two-way star threw 10 innings in a game against the Melville Millionaires, striking out seven, and finishing the night off with a 0.4 WHIP and a .091 opponent batting average.

WCBL Hitter of the Week

Liam Rihela – Okotoks

10-runs, 10-hits, 3-HR, 7-RBI

2-BB, .500 avg, 1.633 ops, 1.05 slg,


Honourable Mention

Max Hewitt – Fort McMurray

5-runs, 9-hits, 2-HR, 3-RBI

2-BB, .600 avg, 1.734 ops, 1.067 slg,


WCBL Pitcher of the Week

Nick Garcia – Brooks

1 – WIN, 1-CG, 10.0 Inn, 5-hits, 0-BB, 4-SO

.152 BAA, 0.5 WHIP, 0.00 ERA


Honourable Mention

Michael Borst – Moose Jaw

10.0 Inn, 3-hits, 1-BB, 7-SO

.091 BAA, .04 WHIP, 1.04 ERA


Other  Notable Hitters

Alex Stinnett – Swift Current

5-runs, 6-hits, 2-HR, 3-RBI

1-BB, .429 avg, 1.324 ops, .857 slg,


Tristan Peters – Okotoks

5-runs, 13-hits, 2-2B, 1-HR, 4-RBI

1-BB, .464 avg, 1.126 ops, .643 slg,


Austin Sojka – Medicine Hat

5-runs, 12-hits, 2-2B, 1-HR, 6-RBI

5-BB, .462 avg, 1.202 ops, .654 slg,


Kaleb Warden – Lethbridge

3-runs, 10-hits, 1-HR, 10-RBI

2-BB, .417 avg, 1.006 ops, .542 slg,


Other Notable Pitchers

Michael Ross – Moose Jaw

1 – WIN, 1-CG, 7 Inn, 5-hits, 2-BB, 5-SO

.192 BAA, 1.00 WHIP, 0.00 ERA


Tanner Solomon – Melville

7 Inn, 2-hits, 0-BB, 8-SO

.083 BAA, 0.29 WHIP, 1.29 ERA


Graham Brunner – Okotoks

1 – WIN 5 Inn, 1-hits, 4-BB, 8-SO

.067 BAA, 1.00 WHIP, 0.00 ERA


Jaden Griffin – Lethbridge

1 – WIN 5.1 Inn, 3-hits, 2-BB, 6-SO

.158 BAA, 0.94 WHIP, 0.00 ERA