Dear West Coast Conference baseball officials, you likely won’t get this in time or even care what this lil’ blogger has to say, but, nonetheless, I’d like to nominate Portland’s Beau Fraser as your Player of the Week.
Fraser, a sophomore out of Aptos High, simply tore it up in four games for the Pilots, who followed up their 6-5 nonconference loss to Washington on Wednesday with a weekend sweep of Loyola Marymount in conference play.
The Pilots won 17-2 on Friday, 5-1 on Saturday and 13-12 on Sunday to improve to 23-9 overall and 8-1 in WCC play.
Here’s Fraser’s offensive numbers, game by game:
WEDNESDAY: 1-for-4 with his fourth home run of the season, a three-run shot.
FRIDAY: 2-for-4 with four RBIs and two runs scored.
SUNDAY: 3-for-4 with four RBIs and three runs scored. He hit his sixth double of the season and fifth home run.
That’s 9-for-16 [.563] with a double, two home runs, 11 RBIs and six runs scored. What is this Little League?
With his week, Fraser, ranked in the top 10 in conference for batting average, will likely jump into the top 5.
On the season, Fraser leads the Pilots in average [.387], slugging [.585], homers and RBIs .
I understand he may not get your vote. If he doesn’t get named for the honor, I know he’ll continue to go out and play hard and shine.
Those kids in Portland seem to have a knack for proving themselves. [WCC coaches voted Portland to finish in conference, yet they currently sit atop the standings.]
Anyway, consider this one vote for Fraser.