WCBL Players of the Week: Week 8

The Western Canadian Baseball League announced the Players of the Week for week eight of the season. (July 22 – 28).

Claiming Hitter of the Week honours was Medicine Hat Mavericks infielder, Collin Klingensmith after posting a batting average of .593 with four doubles, a triple, two homers, nine RBI’s and an OPS of 1.682. On July 28th against the Melville Millionaires, Klingensmith put together a performance that helped cement his Hitter of the Week as he went 4-6 with a triple, a homer and three RBI’s.

It was a Player of the Week sweep for the Mavericks as Owen Steele was the Pitcher of the Week in the WCBL after posting an ERA of 0.00 with a WHIP of 0.38 in eight innings pitched. In a start against the Melville Millionaires on July 26th, his only start of the week, Steele tossed eight innings, while striking out eight and allowing only two hits.

See below for the full list.

WCBL Hitter of the Week

Collin Klingensmith – Medicine Hat

11-runs, 16-hits, 4-2B, 1-3B, 2-HR, 9-RBI

4-BB, .593 avg, 1.682 ops, 1.037 slg,


Honourable Mention

Josh McIntyre – Brooks

10-runs, 11-hits, 5-2B, 6-RBI

4-BB, .478 avg, .478 ops, .696 slg,


WCBL Pitcher of the Week

Owen Steele – Medicine Hat

1 – WIN, 8.0 Inn, 2-hits, 1-BB, 8-SO

.077 BAA, .38 WHIP, 0.00 ERA


Honourable Mention

Riley Glenn – Brooks

1 – WIN, 1-CG, 9.0 Inn, 3-hits, 2-BB, 11-SO

.103 BAA, .56 WHIP, 0.00 ERA


Other Notable Hitters

Jaxon Valcke – Okotoks

8-runs, 11-hits, 2-HR, 10-RBI

4-BB, .458 avg, 1.283 ops, .750 slg,


McCoy Pearce – Brooks

3-runs, 9-hits, 2-2B, 2-3B, 2-HR, 12-RBI

.346 avg, 1.222 ops, .808  slg,  


Other Notable Pitchers

 Payton Harris – Yorkton

1 – WIN 9.0 Inn, 9-hits, 1-BB, 12-SO

.265 BAA, 1.11 WHIP, 1.00 ERA


Tanner Solomon – Melville

7.0 Inn, 8-hits, 1-BB, 8-SO

.286 BAA, 1.29 WHIP, 0.00 ERA


 Chase Stratton – Weyburn

1 – WIN 7.0 Inn, 3-hits, 2-BB, 4-SO

.143 BAA, .71 WHIP, 0.00 ERA