Cleburne Railroaders outfielder Zach Nehrir and Sioux Metropolis Explorers starter Mitch Verburg had been named the American Affiliation’s Pointstreak Batter and Pitcher of the Week awards for the primary week of the 2023 season-ending Could 14th, the league introduced Monday.
Nehrir obtained off to a scorching begin for a Cleburne staff who scored a complete of 47 runs throughout their 4 recreation set on the street in Sioux Falls, with 45 of these being within the ultimate three video games through which they gained. Nehrir helped cap off the Railroaders’ sequence victory with a three-run residence run on Sunday, in addition to a bases-clearing double to place the sport out of attain on Saturday.
In these first 4 video games Nehrir went 7-for-15 on the plate for a .467 common with two residence runs. He leads the league with 11 RBI, seven walks and a whopping 1.569 OPS.
The Sugar Land, Texas native is in his fourth season taking part in in his residence state of Texas and fifth season taking part in within the American Affiliation. He’s coming off his greatest statistical season final yr when he performed in 95 video games and hit .314 with a career-high 17 residence runs, 72 RBI and 35 stolen bases.
Verburg began his season off the proper means on the mound, pitching a gem towards Kansas Metropolis and serving to the Explorers sweep their season-opening doubleheader, in addition to your complete sequence.
Verburg had the bump in recreation two of the doubleheader and he picked up the win by going 5 robust innings whereas permitting only one hit, no walks and putting out 9 Monarchs hitters.
After ending his school ball in his residence state of Oregon at Oregon State, Verburg joined the Explorers in 2022 the place he pitched in 17 video games out of the bullpen. He completed with a 1.47 ERA throughout 24.1 innings pitched with 32 strikeouts and simply seven walks as properly.
Pointstreak is the official statistician of the American Affiliation.