Monday, May 31, 2010

McClain named VSBB Player of the Month for May

The contributors to the Victoria Seals Baseball Blog (VSBB) have named Terrence McClain as the first-ever recipient of the VSBB Player of the Month honours. McClain hit .290 with three homers and six RBI in the month of May to help lead the Seals to a 6-3 record. He also walked an impressive eight times in 31 at-bats to register a team-leading .450 on-base percentage. McClain also chipped in with a pair of steals and his 9 runs tied Wilver Perez for the most runs scored in the month.

There was a three-way tie for second place between Brandon Villafuerte, Brian Rios and Wilver Perez. Villafuerte sported a 1.80 ERA and three saves in four appearances. In five innings pitched, he only walked one batter while striking out five. Rios led the team in batting average with a .348 mark in the month of May. He also had a homer, three RBIs and a pair of steals. Wilver Perez was tied for the team lead in steals with an impressive eight swipes, along with left fielder Sean Smith. Perez also hit .265 with a homer and two RBIs in May, in addition to scoring 9 times.

The contributors to the Victoria Seals Baseball Blog will continue to name a VSBB Player of the Month for the remainder of the year. At the end of the season, the monthly results will be used to determine the VSBB Player of the Year. Players will receive three points for finishing first in a month, two points for finishing second and one point for finishing third.

No word yet on whether or not an actual prize will accompany the award, but there are rumours that a malty beverage at a local watering hole could be involved.