WCBL Players of the Week: Week 6

The Western Canadian Baseball League has released the Players of the Week for Week 6 of the season (July 8th-14th).

Claiming Hitter of the Week was Regina Red Sox outfielder, Griffin Keller after he posted a .533 batting average, along with a double, five RBI’s and an OPS of 1.163. In a game against the Yorkton Cardinals on July 14th, the Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan native  went 4-5 with a walk, a double and three RBI’s which was his best outing of the week, eventually helping his cause of winning the prestigious award.

Hut Smith of the Yorkton Cardinals is this weeks Pitcher of the Week after tossing 11 1/3 innings, allowing only seven hits while posting three strikeouts and a WHIP of only 0.71. On July 13th, Hut started against the Moose Jaw Miller Express where he tossed a complete game, earning the victory for his club.

For the full list, along with notable hitters, see below.

WCBL Hitter of the Week

Griffin Keller – Regina

4-runs, 8-hits, 1-2B, 5-RBI

1-BB, .533 avg, 1.163 ops, .600 slg,


Honourable Mention

Ryan Magdic – Swift Current

3-runs, 12-hits, 1-HR, 3-RBI

4-BB, .462 avg, 1.163 ops, .615 slg,


WCBL Pitcher of the Week

Hut Smith – Yorkton

1 – WIN, 1-CG, 11.1 Inn, 7-hits, 1-BB, 3-SO

.175 BAA, .71 WHIP, 0.00 ERA


Honourable Mention

Hunter Boyd – Edmonton

1 – WIN, 1-CG, 9 Inn, 7-hits, 2-BB, 5-SO

.206 BAA, 1 WHIP, 0.00 ERA


Other Notable Hitters

Markus Melendez – Moose Jaw

4-runs, 7-hits, 1-2B, 6-RBI

1-SB, .438 avg, 1.071 ops, .500 slg,


 Ashton Roy – Lethbridge

1-runs, 7-hits, 2-2B, 6-RBI

.438 avg, 1.063 ops, .563 slg,


 Kaleb Warden – Lethbridge

5-runs, 7-hits, 2-2B, 2-HR, 8-RBI

3-BB, .467 avg, 1.526 ops, 1.000 slg,


Other Notable Pitchers

 Chase Stratton – Weyburn

1 – WIN 7 Inn, 1-hits, 3-BB, 11-SO

.045 BAA, 1.2 WHIP, 2.57 ERA


 Jesse Poniewozik – Edmonton

7.1 Inn, 4-hits, 1-BB, 3-SO

.174 BAA, .68 WHIP, 0.00 ERA


 Sean Rydell – Brooks

1 – SV 6 Inn, 4-hits, 1-BB, 11-SO

.167 BAA, .83 WHIP, 1.50 ERA


 Austin Alarid – Regina

1 – WIN 8 Inn, 3-hits, 1-BB, 12-SO

.107 BAA, .5 WHIP, 0.00 ERA