Outfielder brought average up to .400 with stellar week
Yakima Valley Pippins outfielder Noah Williamson has been named the West Coast League’s Moss Adams Player of the Week for the week of June 7-13, the league announced Monday afternoon.
Williamson went 11-for-26 during that time, with five extra-base hits – including a 422-foot home run in Sunday night’s 8-4 victory over Ridgefield. He scored 10 runs over the last week and drove in 8 RBI.
He tripled twice in Friday’s 12-inning win over Ridgefield, becoming the first Pippins player to record two triples in one game. His second triple drove in two runs to tie the score at 4 in the bottom of the seventh inning, and he scored a tying run in the bottom of the 10th inning to keep the game alive as well as the winning run in the 12th.
Williamson has brought his batting line up to .400/.467/.750 with the stellar week. He currently leads the Pippins in runs scored, RBI, hits, doubles, triples, and his 13.256 runs created is more than 5 more runs than the next closest player.
Walla Walla Sweets pitcher Brandon Llewellyn was named the WCL’s Pitcher of the Week after throwing seven scoreless innings in the Sweets’ win over the Port Angeles Lefties Friday.