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Thursday 10/17/2003: Jurgens and Barmore receive Outstanding Pitcher Award
Seattle's right-hander Steven Jurgens was untouchable all year long. His work paid off today as the Adams League named him the Outstanding Pitcher Award winner! Opposing players hit .218 against Steven this season. While posting an ERA of 2.93 he went 21-7 in 41 starts, fanning 162 and walking 95 hitters. Steven has pitched one shutout and one complete game. He's 2nd in the Adams League in ERA and 1st in wins! Stockholm's right-hander Craig Barmore was untouchable all year long. His work paid off today as the Zotti League named him the Outstanding Pitcher Award winner! In 34 starts this year Craig struck out 130 batters in 243.1 innings of work. His ERA is 2.88, his record 22-6. Craig has pitched 4 shutouts and 7 complete games. He's 1st in the Zotti League in ERA and 1st in wins!
 
Thursday 10/17/2003: Silvas (SEA) and Denn (STO) win Outstanding Batter Award
It was a day to remember for Seattle's Ezra Silvas, who won the Adams League Outstanding Batter Award today. It put the finishing touches on what has been a tremendous season for the slugger. Silvas has hit for a .329 average this season. He has 62 extra base hits along with 324 total bases, resulting in a .547 slugging percentage. He's 2nd in the Adams League in batting, 6th in homeruns and 4th in RBI! Stockholm's rightfielder Joseph Denn had a fabulous season as well, no doubt about it. The Zotti League shared this opinion and names the 36 year old the Outstanding Batter Award winner! This year Denn drove in 127 and scored 109 runs while batting .327 with 46 taters. He's 2nd in the Zotti League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 1st in RBI!
 
Monday 10/7/2003: Sanchez and Daye win Player of the Week award
The Adams League Player of the Week award goes to Margarito Sanchez, Saskatoon's starting third baseman. In 16 at bats he hit .500 with 0 HR and 2 RBI. Stockholm's pitcher Joe Daye had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the Zotti League Player of the Week. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 0.00 while going 2-0. He pitched two shutouts! In 30 starts this year Joe struck out 126 batters in 191 innings of work. His ERA is 4.15, his record 13-12. Joe has pitched 2 shutouts and 2 complete games. He's 8th in the Zotti League in ERA and 4th in wins!
 
Sunday 10/6/2003: Virginia has no chance in a 2-hitter by Joe Daye
STOCKHOLM - Great days are rare. But not for Stockholm's left-hander Joe Daye. Virginia found out the hard way that he is among the leagues top pitchers, getting just 2 hits. It's his 2nd shutout this season, and the 2nd time he has done it in his career. Daye (13-12) struck out 9 and walked 2, throwing 69 of 117 pitches for strikes. 'I had my stuff going. Everything I tried worked. What a day!' Stockholm's catcher Alvin Damato collected 2 hits in 4 trips to the plate, hitting a homerun, and collecting 4 RBI. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Daye. Stockholm improved it's record to 90-71, scoring 9 runs on 13 hits.
 
Tuesday 10/1/2003: Diaz and Barmore receive Pitcher of the Month award
Houston's pitcher Luis Diaz is the Adams League winner of the Pitcher of the Month award in September. He struck out 26 hitters in his 6 starts, putting together a record of 5-0 while pitching 26 innings. His ERA in September was 1.27. Opposing players hit .230 against Luis this season. While posting an ERA of 3.46 he went 18-3 in 35 starts, fanning 117 and walking 59 hitters. He has 4 complete games and one shutout. He's 3rd in the Adams League in ERA and 2nd in wins! Winner of this months Zotti League Pitcher of the Month award is Stockholm's Craig Barmore. His ERA of just 4.01 helped him to a 5-0 record in September. He worked 42.2 innings, striking out 24 hitters while walking 11. Craig also fired a shutout. In 33 starts this year Craig struck out 126 batters in 235.2 innings of work. His ERA is 2.90, his record 21-6. He has 7 complete games and 4 shutouts. He's 2nd in the Zotti League in ERA and 1st in wins!
 
Tuesday 10/1/2003: Red hot Raglin and Denn win Batter of the Month award
Derrick Raglin of Seattle wins his 1st Batter of the Month award for putting up the best numbers in the Adams League. Derrick went 32 for 101 (.317), while hitting 6 HR and collecting 22 RBI. Raglin has hit for a .284 average this season. He has 78 extra base hits along with 306 total bases, resulting in a .506 slugging percentage. He's 6th in the Adams League in RBIs and 8th in homeruns! It's the 5th time that the Zotti League Batter of the Month award goes to Stockholm's rightfielder Joseph Denn. Denn helped his team with an average of .330 and 23 RBI in 106 at bats. This year Denn drove in 118 and scored 104 runs while batting .325 with 43 taters. He's 2nd in the Zotti League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 1st in RBI!
 
Monday 9/30/2003: Houston's Diaz wins Player of the Week award
The Player of the Week award in the Adams League goes to Houston's Luis Diaz this time, as the pitcher displayed the best pitching perfomance in his league. Diaz was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 0.77. Along the way he struck out 6 in 11.2 innings. California's pitcher Bill Clark had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the Zotti League Player of the Week. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 1.69 while going 2-0. Opposing players hit .233 against Bill this season. While posting an ERA of 2.90 he went 13-7 in 34 starts, fanning 201 and walking 40 hitters. He has 3 complete games and 2 shutouts. He's 1st in the Zotti League in ERA and 4th in wins!
 
Monday 9/23/2003: Genaro Saldana out for 5-6 weeks
VIRGINIA - Virginia is without its right-hander Genaro Saldana for at least 5-6 weeks. He injured himself while throwing a pitch to Richard Hassel in a game against Kingston. His face showed signs of pain immediately after the ball left his hand. After being examined by several specialists the diagnosis is clear: Strained Tricep Muscle. This season Saldana compiled an ERA of 3.60, going 10-5 in 25 starts. He fanned 108 while giving up 167 hits in 157.1 innings. He's 6th in the Zotti League in ERA and 7th in wins!
 
Monday 9/23/2003: Player of the Week honors go to Jurgens and Barraza
It's the 2nd time that the Adams League Player of the Week award goes to Seattle's pitcher Steven Jurgens. Steven went 2-0 with an ERA of 0.54, while fanning 11 in 16.2 innings of work. He hurled a shutout as well. His ERA of 2.99 helped him to a 20-6 record this year. He struck out 144 and walked 88 in 240.2 innings. He has one complete game and one shutout. He's 2nd in the Adams League in ERA and 1st in wins! The Player of the Week award in the Zotti League goes to Virginia's Jose Barraza this time, as the rightfielder displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Jose went 5 for 18 (.278), while hitting 4 HR and collecting 6 RBI. He now has homered in 4 consecutive games as well!
 
Monday 9/16/2003: Steven Jurgens turns in great performance against Brooklyn
BROOKLYN - It was a great day for Seattle's right-hander Steven Jurgens. The 34-year old recorded his first career shutout, a 2-hitter, against Brooklyn on Monday. 'I had my stuff going. Everything I tried worked. What a day!' Jurgens (19-6) struck out 3 and issued 2 BB, throwing 71 of 113 pitches for strikes. Seattle's rightfielder John Sadao got 2 hits in 5 AB, homering once. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Jurgens. Seattle scored 5 runs on 5 hits.
 
Monday 9/16/2003: Sadao and Denn win Player of the Week award
John Sadao wins his 2nd Player of the Week award. Adams League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. John was on fire, hitting .483 with 2 HR and 8 RBI. His season features a batting average of .302 (181 hits in 600 AB), 35 doubles, 12 triples and 14 taters. Sadao collected 54 RBI and 102 runs as well. He's 10th in the Adams League in batting! The Player of the Week award in the Zotti League goes to Stockholm's Joseph Denn this time, as the rightfielder displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Joseph went 12 for 27 (.444), while hitting 3 HR and collecting 5 RBI.
 
Monday 9/9/2003: Bartholomew (BRK) and Chaparro (KNG) win P.O.W. award
It's the 2nd time that the Adams League Player of the Week award goes to Brooklyn's first baseman Earl Bartholomew. Earl pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .480 with 1 HR and 5 RBI while slugging .760. Kingston's third baseman Lee Chaparro had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the Zotti League Player of the Week. Chaparro helped his team with an average of .474 and 7 RBI in 19 at bats.
 
Tuesday 9/3/2003: John Smith stars with cycle against Virginia
VIRGINIA - John Smith is a pretty good hitter, but his 4 hit performance seemed to surprise even himself considering that the hits added up to the cycle, one of the most difficult things to accomplish in baseball. Number 2 in the 3rd inning, a shot estimated at 360 feet, cleared the wall in left field. A single in the 4th off Ed Scull accounted for his 3rd hit. In the 7th inning he belted a double off Albert Cruz. That drive completed the cycle, causing a smile on his face! John scored 2 runs, and he collected 2 RBI as well! He is hitting .245 this season, with 23 HR and 76 RBI. He becomes the 2nd player in league history collect at least a single, double, triple and a homerun in a single game. Justin Bracco was the last player to hit for the cycle, doing it 4/23/2003.
 
Monday 9/2/2003: Jasso (SAS) and Chancellor (CAL) win P.O.W. award
Ricardo Jasso from Saskatoon wins his 2nd Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the Adams League. Jasso helped his team with an average of .400 and 10 RBI in 25 at bats. Tony Chancellor from California wins his 1st Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the Zotti League. Tony pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .429 with 2 HR and 8 RBI while slugging .952. While compiling an on base percentage of .346, Tony hit .277 and slugged .420. He has collected 44 runs batted in this year.
 
Sunday 9/1/2003: California's Bird named Pitcher of the Month
Ronald Kirkwood couldn't have pitched much better than he did in August, and the Adams League thought so as well, naming the right-hander Pitcher of the Month. He started 3 games in August, going 1-0 and compiling an ERA of 1.17 in 15.1 innings. Ronald fanned 8 hitters. His ERA of 4.66 helped him to a 4-14 record this year. He struck out 64 and walked 58 in 164.1 innings. Peter Bird couldn't have pitched much better than he did in August, and the Zotti League thought so as well, naming the right-hander Pitcher of the Month. He started 5 games in August, going 3-0 and compiling an ERA of 1.05 in 34.1 innings. Peter fanned 17 hitters. Opposing players hit .232 against Peter this season. While posting an ERA of 2.54 he went 8-2 in 13 starts, fanning 49 and walking 22 hitters. He's 9th in the Zotti League in wins!
 
Sunday 9/1/2003: Brooklyn's Ceasar earns Batter of the Month award
Brooklyn's rightfielder Daniel Ceasar had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the Adams League Batter of the Month. In 114 at bats he hit .333 with 8 HR and 22 RBI. Daniel has gone 143 for 511 (.280) this season, hitting 39 taters and driving in 105 runs. He has scored 90 runs on his own. He's 1st in the Adams League in RBIs and 2nd in homeruns! The Zotti League Batter of the Month award goes to Joseph Denn, Stockholm's starting rightfielder. He hit .369 with 26 RBI and slugged .676 in 111 at bats. Denn has walked 49 times this year and posts a .388 OBP. While batting .324, 161 for 497, he has driven in 95 runs. He's 3rd in the Zotti League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 2nd in RBI!
 
Monday 8/26/2003: Houston's Collazo wins Player of the Week award
Rafael Collazo from Houston wins his 3rd Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the Adams League. Collazo helped his team with an average of .455 and 7 RBI in 22 at bats. He now has homered in 3 consecutive games as well! The Zotti League's best player of the week was Kingston's Lee Chaparro, who wins the award for the 2nd time in his career. Lee was on fire, hitting .478 with 3 HR and 9 RBI. Lee has gone 127 for 444 (.286) this season, hitting 15 taters and driving in 75 runs. He has scored 62 runs on his own.
 
Monday 8/19/2003: Seattle's Silvas wins Player of the Week award
The Adams League's best player of the week was Seattle's Ezra Silvas, who wins the award for the 2nd time in his career. He had an on base percentage of .607 and hit .545, while driving in 8 runs. Ezra is hitting .324 this year, with 143 hits in 441 at bats. He has driven in 84 runs, slugging .567. He's 5th in the Adams League in batting, 5th in homeruns and 5th in RBI! The Player of the Week award in the Zotti League goes to Virginia's John Redman this time, as the leftfielder displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. He hit .440 with 6 RBI and slugged .960 in 25 at bats. He now has homered in 3 consecutive games as well! John is hitting .293 this year, with 116 hits in 396 at bats. He has driven in 72 runs, slugging .533. He's 10th in the Zotti League in batting, 3rd in homeruns and 6th in RBI!
 
Monday 8/12/2003: Brooklyn's Rawlins wins Player of the Week award
The Player of the Week award in the Adams League goes to Brooklyn's George Rawlins this time, as the centerfielder displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. George went 15 for 28 (.536), while hitting 1 HR and collecting 5 RBI. Joseph Denn wins his 3rd Player of the Week award. Zotti League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. In 32 at bats he hit .438 with 3 HR and 7 RBI. He hit in every game this week and extended his hitting streak to 20 games. This year Denn drove in 78 and scored 71 runs while batting .321 with 27 taters. He's 5th in the Zotti League in batting, 2nd in homeruns and 2nd in RBI!
 
Thursday 8/8/2003: It's NO-NO time for Albert Boll against Kingston
VIRGINIA - Albert Boll had a historical performance against Kingston on Thursday, pitching a no-hitter for his 1st shutout of the season. 'Well, the ball went where I wanted it. I was able to hit the corners with all of my pitches. I'm so happy that it was enough to pitch such a great game.' Boll (6-9) struck out 7 and issued 2 BB, throwing 57 of 98 pitches for strikes. The hitting star for Virginia was leftfielder John Redman, he collected 2 hits in 4 trips to the plate. Virginia improved it's record to 57-53, scoring 3 runs on 9 hits.
 
Monday 8/5/2003: Ceasar (BRK) and Drewry (CAL) win P.O.W. award
The Adams League's best player of the week was Brooklyn's Daniel Ceasar, who wins the award for the 5th time in his career. He hit .409 with 4 RBI and slugged .955 in 22 at bats. Ceasar has hit for a .269 average this season. He has 60 extra base hits along with 234 total bases, resulting in a .572 slugging percentage. He's 2nd in the Adams League in RBIs and 2nd in homeruns! It's the 2nd time that the Zotti League Player of the Week award goes to California's third baseman Jeffery Drewry. Jeffery was on fire, hitting .455 with 2 HR and 9 RBI. He hit in every game this week and extended his hitting streak to 8 games.
 
Thursday 8/1/2003: Nakashima (BRK) and Garcia (VIR) win monthly pitcher award
It's the 1st time that the Adams League Pitcher of the Month award goes to Brooklyn's pitcher Clement Nakashima. He started 6 games in July, going 3-1 and compiling an ERA of 2.70 in 36.2 innings. Clement fanned 27 hitters. Opposing players hit .270 against Clement this season. While posting an ERA of 2.95 he went 6-2 in 12 starts, fanning 48 and walking 35 hitters. Virginia's Albert Garcia had a terrific July, and it earned him the Zotti League Pitcher of the month award. His record of 4-1 in 5 was among the leagues best this month. In 31.2 innings of work he allowed just 28 hits while striking out 22, compiling an ERA of just 2.56. Albert has a record of 13-6 this season, with an ERA of 2.56. In 144 Innings he was able to strike out 103 batters. He's 1st in the Zotti League in ERA and 1st in wins!
 
Thursday 8/1/2003: Houston's Guinn earns Batter of the Month award
Shaun Guinn of Houston wins his 3rd Batter of the Month award for putting up the best numbers in the Adams League. Guinn helped his team with an average of .417 and 19 RBI in 96 at bats. Shaun is hitting .345 this year, with 132 hits in 383 at bats. He has driven in 55 runs, slugging .475. He's 2nd in the Adams League in batting! The Batter of the Month award in the Adams League goes to Houston's Frank Nunn this time, as the first baseman displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Frank was on fire, hitting .370 with 9 homeruns and 22 RBI. Nunn has hit 29 bombs this year while batting .336. He adds 8 doubles, along with 79 runs scored. He's 2nd in the Adams League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 1st in RBI!
 
Wednesday 7/31/2003: Gary Cokley out for 5-6 weeks
KINGSTON - Kingston's right-hander Gary Cokley suffered a severe injury on Wednesday and will be out for at least 5-6 weeks. In the 3rd of the game against California he experienced pain in his throwing arm and had to leave the game. Bone Chips Elbow was the diagnosis after x-rays were taken in a near by hospital. The message shocked team mates and team officials. Opposing players hit .267 against Gary this season. While posting an ERA of 4.63 he went 7-9 in 21 starts, fanning 85 and walking 38 hitters. He's 10th in the Zotti League in ERA and 6th in wins!
 
Monday 7/29/2003: Bartholomew and Redman win Player of the Week award
The Player of the Week award in the Adams League goes to Brooklyn's Earl Bartholomew this time, as the first baseman displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Bartholomew helped his team with an average of .391 and 8 RBI in 23 at bats. It's the 3rd time that the Zotti League Player of the Week award goes to Virginia's leftfielder John Redman. In 18 at bats he hit .556 with 5 HR and 8 RBI. John managed to drive in at least one run in every game he played this week. He now has homered in 5 consecutive games as well!
 
Monday 7/22/2003: Houston's Giles wins Player of the Week award
The Adams League's best player of the week was Houston's Gary Giles, who wins the award for the 2nd time in his career. Giles helped his team with an average of .588 and 6 RBI in 17 at bats. He hit in every game this week and extended his hitting streak to 11 games. Houston's first baseman Frank Nunn had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the Adams League Player of the Week. He hit .364 with 9 RBI and slugged .909 in 22 at bats. This year Nunn drove in 81 and scored 72 runs while batting .335 with 26 taters. He's 2nd in the Adams League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 1st in RBI!
 
Monday 7/15/2003: Virginia's Hernandez wins Player of the Week award
The Player of the Week award in the Adams League goes to Brooklyn's Daniel Ceasar this time, as the rightfielder displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. In 20 at bats he hit .400 with 3 HR and 6 RBI. The Zotti League's best player of the week was Virginia's Samuel Hernandez, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. In 20 at bats he hit .500 with 2 HR and 8 RBI.
 
Monday 7/1/2003: Jasso and Welch win Player of the Week award
The Player of the Week award in the Adams League goes to Saskatoon's Ricardo Jasso this time, as the shortstop displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. He hit .385 with 7 RBI and slugged .808 in 26 at bats. It's the 3rd time that the Zotti League Player of the Week award goes to Kingston's rightfielder Patrick Welch. Patrick went 12 for 26 (.462), while hitting 1 HR and collecting 5 RBI.
 
Monday 7/1/2003: Stockholm's Barmore named Pitcher of the Month
It's the 1st time that the Adams League Pitcher of the Month award goes to Seattle's pitcher Michael Galasso. He struck out 22 hitters in his 6 starts, putting together a record of 5-0 while pitching 22 innings. His ERA in June was 1.42. This season Galasso compiled an ERA of 3.54, going 10-4 in 17 starts. He fanned 74 while giving up 124 hits in 119.1 innings. Michael has pitched one shutout and one complete game. He's 6th in the Adams League in ERA and 2nd in wins! Stockholm's Craig Barmore had a terrific June, and it earned him the Zotti League Pitcher of the month award. He struck out 18 hitters in his 6 starts, putting together a record of 5-0 while pitching 18 innings. His ERA in June was 1.13. Craig also fired a shutout. This season Barmore compiled an ERA of 2.80, going 10-4 in 17 starts. He fanned 60 while giving up 96 hits in 119 innings. He has 4 complete games and 3 shutouts. He's 3rd in the Zotti League in ERA and 1st in wins!
 
Monday 7/1/2003: Saskatoon's Powell earns Batter of the Month award
The Adams League's best player of the month was Saskatoon's Russell Powell, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. Russell went 27 for 107 (.252), while hitting 15 HR and collecting 30 RBI. His season features a batting average of .262 (78 hits in 298 AB), 9 doubles, no triples and 32 longballs. Powell collected 71 RBI and 63 runs as well. He's 1st in the Adams League in RBIs and 1st in homeruns! Saskatoon's first baseman Frank Nunn had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the Adams League Batter of the Month. Nunn helped his team with an average of .324 and 21 RBI in 105 at bats. Nunn has hit for a .327 average this season. He has 32 extra base hits along with 175 total bases, resulting in a .578 slugging percentage. He's 3rd in the Adams League in batting, 1st in homeruns and 1st in RBI!
 
Monday 6/24/2003: Saskatoon's Powell wins Player of the Week award
The Player of the Week award in the Adams League goes to Saskatoon's Russell Powell this time, as the first baseman displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. He hit .375 with 8 RBI and slugged 1.000 in 24 at bats. Kingston's pitcher Gene Icenhour had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the Zotti League Player of the Week. Icenhour was overpowering all week long, going 2-0 with an ERA of 1.29. Along the way he struck out 8 in 14 innings. This season Icenhour compiled an ERA of 3.92, going 3-6 in 11 starts. He fanned 49 while giving up 57 hits in 66.2 innings.
 
Tuesday 6/18/2003: Genaro Saldana out for 5-6 weeks
VIRGINIA - When it rains, it pours. Virginia's right-hander Genaro Saldana will not pitch for at least 5-6 weeks, handing the team a huge setback. He suffered a serious injury in a game against California where he left the field in the 3rd inning. After being examined by several specialists the diagnosis is clear: Bone Chips Shoulder. This season Saldana compiled an ERA of 3.57, going 6-3 in 15 starts. He fanned 68 while giving up 100 hits in 95.2 innings. He's 7th in the Zotti League in ERA and 5th in wins!
 
Monday 6/17/2003: Galasso (SEA) and Okane (VIR) win P.O.W. award
The Adams League Player of the Week award goes to Michael Galasso, one of Seattle's best starting pitchers. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 1.20 while going 2-0. Opposing players hit .273 against Michael this season. While posting an ERA of 3.77 he went 8-4 in 15 starts, fanning 66 and walking 35 hitters. Michael has pitched one shutout and one complete game. He's 8th in the Adams League in ERA and 2nd in wins! John Okane of Virginia wins his 1st Player of the Week award for dominating Zotti League's hitters the entire week. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 2.38 while going 2-0.
 
Saturday 6/15/2003: Brooklyn's Midgett out for 5 weeks
BROOKLYN - Brooklyn is without its ace Charles Midgett for at least 5 weeks. He injured himself while throwing a pitch to Deandre Hernandez in a game against Saskatoon. His face showed signs of pain immediately after the ball left his hand. After x-rays were taken the diagnosis did not surprise many: Torn Tricep Muscle. Surgery will be performed next week. In 15 starts this year Charles struck out 99 batters in 91.1 innings of work. His ERA is 2.96, his record 2-2.
 
Monday 6/10/2003: Fay and Cokley win Player of the Week award
The Player of the Week award in the Adams League goes to He had an on base percentage of .462 and hit .417, while driving in 7 runs. Gary Cokley of Virginia wins his 1st Player of the Week award for dominating Zotti League's hitters the entire week. He was in a zone all week, compiling an ERA of 0.61 while going 2-0. A complete game added to his brilliant performance. Gary has a record of 5-5 this season, with an ERA of 4.39. In 82 Innings he was able to strike out 58 batters. He's 5th in the Zotti League in wins!
 
Sunday 6/9/2003: Virginia's Cokley severely injured
VIRGINIA - Virginia is without its right-hander Gary Cokley for at least 5 weeks. He injured himself while throwing a pitch to James Luker in a game against California. His face showed signs of pain immediately after the ball left his hand. Doctors examined him after the game and diagnosed a Spasms Back which will require surgery. Opposing players hit .264 against Gary this season. While posting an ERA of 4.39 he went 4-5 in 13 starts, fanning 58 and walking 20 hitters.
 
Monday 6/3/2003: Veloz and Ripley win Player of the Week award
Houston's third baseman Jc Veloz had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the Adams League Player of the Week. In 21 at bats he hit .333 with 2 HR and 10 RBI. California's catcher Raymond Ripley had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the Zotti League Player of the Week. He had an on base percentage of .600 and hit .500, while driving in 8 runs.
 
Sunday 6/2/2003: California's Bad severely injured
CALIFORNIA - California's rightfielder David Bad will miss the rest of the season. He injured himself running the bases in the game between California and Stockholm. The injury didn't seem to be serious the moment is happened. But suddenly Bad collapsed in pain and had to be carried off the field. Torn Posterior Cruciate Ligament was the diagnosis after x-rays were taken in a near by hospital. The message shocked team mates and team officials. His season features a batting average of .221 (44 hits in 199 AB), 6 doubles, 3 triples and 12 longballs. Bad collected 35 RBI and 29 runs as well. He's 5th in the Zotti League in RBIs and 3rd in homeruns!
 
Saturday 6/1/2003: Stollings and Garcia receive Pitcher of the Month award
The best month of May in the Adams League certainly had Houston's right-hander Earle Stollings, earning him the Pitcher of the Month award. His record of 4-1 in 6 was among the leagues best this month. In 43 innings of work he allowed just 32 hits while striking out 31, compiling an ERA of just 2.51. Opposing players hit .231 against Earle this season. While posting an ERA of 3.07 he went 8-2 in 12 starts, fanning 59 and walking 24 hitters. He's 3rd in the Adams League in ERA and 1st in wins! Virginia's pitcher Albert Garcia is the Zotti League winner of the Pitcher of the Month award in May. He started 5 games in May, going 4-1 and compiling an ERA of 2.48 in 32.2 innings. Albert fanned 29 hitters. Albert has a record of 6-3 this season, with an ERA of 2.52. In 71.1 Innings he was able to strike out 55 batters. He's 1st in the Zotti League in ERA and 2nd in wins!
 
Saturday 6/1/2003: Houston's Melton earns Batter of the Month award
The Batter of the Month award in the Adams League goes to Houston's Juan Melton this time, as the shortstop displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. In 77 at bats he hit .416 with 4 HR and 21 RBI. His season numbers are: .376 AVG, 67 hits, 12 doubles, one triple and 8 homeruns, along with 37 RBI and 40 runs scored. He's 2nd in the Adams League in batting and 9th in RBI! The Batter of the Month award in the Adams League goes to Houston's Frank Nunn this time, as the first baseman displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. Frank was on fire, hitting .364 with 8 homeruns and 27 RBI. He has hit 13 longballs while batting .328 this season. His 65 hits and 34 walks add up to a .427 on-base percentage. He's 4th in the Adams League in batting, 2nd in homeruns and 1st in RBI!
 
Monday 5/27/2003: Player of the Week honors go to Raglin and Nunn
It's the 1st time that the Adams League Player of the Week award goes to Seattle's shortstop Derrick Raglin. Raglin helped his team with an average of .368 and 9 RBI in 19 at bats. Raglin has walked 15 times this year and posts a .322 OBP. While batting .269, 50 for 186, he has driven in 37 runs. He's 6th in the Adams League in RBIs and 7th in homeruns! Frank Nunn wins his 4th Player of the Week award. Adams League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. He had an on base percentage of .476 and hit .389, while driving in 7 runs.
 
Monday 5/20/2003: Houston's Melton wins Player of the Week award
Houston's shortstop Juan Melton had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the Adams League Player of the Week. Juan was on fire, hitting .435 with 2 HR and 7 RBI. Melton has hit 7 homeruns this year while batting .377. He adds 11 doubles, along with 39 runs scored. He's 1st in the Adams League in batting, 8th in homeruns and 4th in RBI! The Zotti League Player of the Week award goes to Joseph Denn, Stockholm's starting rightfielder. He had an on base percentage of .538 and hit .429, while driving in 8 runs.
 
Monday 5/13/2003: Casarez and Drewry win Player of the Week award
The Adams League's best player of the week was Brooklyn's Roberto Casarez, who wins the award for the 4th time in his career. He had an on base percentage of .484 and hit .448, while driving in 9 runs. Roberto has gone 59 for 152 (.388) this season, hitting 11 taters and driving in 36 runs. He has scored 29 runs on his own. He's 1st in the Adams League in batting, 2nd in homeruns and 2nd in RBI! The Zotti League's best player of the week was California's Jeffery Drewry, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. He hit .625 with 7 RBI and slugged 1.125 in 24 at bats.
 
Saturday 5/11/2003: Virginia's John Redman clears fence three times
KINGSTON - John Redman was in a groove, and the results spoke for themselves. He powered Virginia to a 16-2 win over Kingston by homering three times. Number 1 in the 1st inning, a shot estimated at 350 feet, cleared the wall in right field. A pitch from Antione Donato in the 2nd inning left his bat for a two-run homerun, landing 364 feet from home plate in right field. In the 6th inning he unloaded a two-run homerun off Mark Deschamp. John stroked 4 hits in 6 AB, doubling once, scoring FOUR times and driving in 8 runs. In 563 career at bats, he has hit 39 homeruns and collected 96 RBI.
 
Monday 5/6/2003: Stockholm's Rossetti wins Player of the Week award
Deandre Hernandez from Saskatoon wins his 1st Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the Adams League. Deandre pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .524 with 2 HR and 9 RBI while slugging .857. The Player of the Week award in the Zotti League goes to Stockholm's Lincoln Rossetti this time, as the shortstop displayed the best offensive perfomance in his league. He had an on base percentage of .545 and hit .550, while driving in 7 runs. Lincoln managed to drive in at least one run in every game he played this week.
 
Wednesday 5/1/2003: Gene Icenhour out for 4-5 weeks
KINGSTON - Kingston is without its right-hander Gene Icenhour for at least 4-5 weeks. He injured himself while throwing a pitch to Logan Sletten in a game against Stockholm. His face showed signs of pain immediately after the ball left his hand. Torn Tricep Muscle was the diagnosis after x-rays were taken in a near by hospital. The message shocked team mates and team officials. This season Icenhour compiled an ERA of 4.54, going 0-4 in 7 starts. He fanned 34 while giving up 39 hits in 39.2 innings.
 
Wednesday 5/1/2003: Olivas and Barmore receive Pitcher of the Month award
Saskatoon's pitcher Roberto Olivas is the Adams League winner of the Pitcher of the Month award in April. He struck out 18 hitters in his 5 starts, putting together a record of 3-1 while pitching 18 innings. His ERA in April was 2.51. Roberto pitched a shutout as well. Craig Barmore couldn't have pitched much better than he did in April, and the Zotti League thought so as well, naming the right-hander Pitcher of the Month. His ERA of just 1.90 helped him to a 3-1 record in April. He worked 42.2 innings, striking out 26 hitters while walking 10. Craig got two complete game shutouts as well!
 
Wednesday 5/1/2003: Stockholm's Denn named Batter of the Month
The Adams League Batter of the Month award goes to Roberto Casarez, Brooklyn's starting leftfielder. He had an on base percentage of .463 and hit .400, while driving in 26 runs. Joseph Denn of Stockholm wins his 3rd Batter of the Month award for putting up the best numbers in the Zotti League. Joseph was on fire, hitting .324 with 9 homeruns and 28 RBI.
 
Monday 4/29/2003: Villines (SEA) and Redman (VIR) win P.O.W. award
Rigoberto Villines wins his 1st Player of the Week award. Adams League pitchers couldn't figure out how to retire this guy all week long. He had an on base percentage of .545 and hit .500, while driving in 6 runs. John Redman from Virginia wins his 2nd Player of the Week award for putting up the best numbers this week in the Zotti League. In 16 at bats he hit .438 with 3 HR and 8 RBI. His season numbers are: .314 AVG, 11 hits, 2 doubles, no triples and 3 homeruns, along with 10 RBI and 7 runs scored.
 
Sunday 4/28/2003: California's Siple out for 7 weeks
CALIFORNIA - When it rains, it pours. California's left-hander Bill Siple will not pitch for at least 7 weeks, handing the team a huge setback. He suffered a serious injury in a game against Stockholm where he left the field in the 5th inning. Siple was rushed to an hospital near the ballpark, where doctors took x-rays. Those revealed the serious injury, Strained Elbow Ligament. Opposing players hit .204 against Bill this season. While posting an ERA of 3.00 he went 4-0 in 6 starts, fanning 27 and walking 10 hitters. He's 5th in the Zotti League in ERA and 1st in wins!
 
Tuesday 4/23/2003: Justin Bracco uncorks cycle hits against Virginia
VIRGINIA - Justin Bracco hits 'em where they ain't. Virginia certainly agrees as Stockholm's second baseman unloaded four hits and hitting for the cycle. A RBI double off Albert Garcia in the 4th inning accounted for his 1st hit. In the 6th inning he unloaded a triple off Diego Lazaro. A single in the 7th off Juan Cortez accounted for his 3rd hit. In the 9th inning he unloaded a three-run homerun off Richard Kaczmarek. That drive completed the cycle, causing a smile on his face! Justin did drive in 5 while scoring 2 runs on his own. His 4 hit performance increases his batting average to .295. He's now the 1st player in league history to hit for the cycle!
 
Tuesday 4/23/2003: Craig Barmore pitches his 1st shutout of the season
VIRGINIA - Stockholm's right-hander Craig Barmore will never forget this day. The 35-year old recorded his first career shutout, a 2-hitter, against Virginia on Tuesday. 'Things like that happen. You take the mound and everything works. My velocity was pretty good today and I guess it showed.' Barmore (2-1) struck out 3 and issued 1 BB, throwing 51 of 86 pitches for strikes. Stockholm's second baseman Justin Bracco stroked 4 hits in 5 AB, homering once, doubling once, scoring 2 runs with 5 RBI. That was enough to support the brilliant performance of Barmore. Stockholm scored 8 runs on 14 hits.
 
Monday 4/22/2003: Kingston's Fernandez wins Player of the Week award
It's the 3rd time that the Adams League Player of the Week award goes to Brooklyn's rightfielder Daniel Ceasar. Daniel pounded opposing pitchers, hitting .481 with 4 HR and 13 RBI while slugging 1.037. While compiling an on base percentage of .443, Daniel hit .364 and slugged .701. He has collected 21 runs batted in this year. He's 3rd in the Adams League in batting, 2nd in homeruns and 3rd in RBI! It's the 3rd time that the Zotti League Player of the Week award goes to Kingston's shortstop Emmanuel Fernandez. Emmanuel went 13 for 25 (.520), while hitting 1 HR and collecting 4 RBI. He has hit 2 bombs while batting .319 this season. His 23 hits and 9 walks add up to a .390 on-base percentage. He's 4th in the Zotti League in batting!
 
Thursday 4/18/2003: James Brown nabs five hits against Seattle
SEATTLE - James Brown is among the best pure hitters in the game, but his 5 hit performance seemed to surprise even himself. His 2nd hit, a three-run homerun off Faustino Galaz in the 4th inning, cleared the fence in right field. A pitch from James Wafer in the 6th inning left his bat for a solo homerun, landing 445 feet from home plate in center field. A pitch from James Wafer in the 7th inning left his bat for a double. He had singles in the 3rd inning and in the 8th inning . James did drive in 4 while scoring 3 runs on his own. He's having a very good season so far, batting .375. Brooklyn scored 20 runs on 25 hits.
 
Monday 4/15/2003: Casarez and Bad win Player of the Week award
Brooklyn's leftfielder Roberto Casarez had some reason to celebrate, as the league named him the Adams League Player of the Week. Casarez helped his team with an average of .542 and 8 RBI in 24 at bats. He got at least one hit each game this week and is on a 8 game hitting streak right now. Casarez has walked 6 times this year and posts a .484 OBP. While batting .429, 24 for 56, he has driven in 14 runs. He's 2nd in the Adams League in batting, 3rd in homeruns and 2nd in RBI! The Zotti League's best player of the week was California's David Bad, who wins the award for the 1st time in his career. David was on fire, hitting .438 with 2 HR and 6 RBI. He hit in every game this week and extended his hitting streak to 7 games.
 
Friday 4/12/2003: Brooklyn's Roberto Casarez laces five hits
HOUSTON - Roberto Casarez is among the best pure hitters in the game, but his 5 hit performance seemed to surprise even himself. Number 1 in the 4th inning, a shot estimated at 416 feet, cleared the wall in left-center. His 2nd hit was a RBI double off Jose Abarca in the 5th inning. In the 8th inning he unloaded a solo homerun off Raymundo Silva. A pitch from Raymundo Silva in the 9th inning left his bat for a two-run double. He had a single in the 7th. Roberto scored 3 runs, and he collected 5 RBI as well! He's having a very good season so far, batting .442. Brooklyn scored 14 runs on 13 hits.
 
Monday 4/8/2003: Sanches (HOU) and Rossetti (STO) win P.O.W. award
The Adams League Player of the Week award goes to Carlos Sanches, Houston's starting second baseman. He hit .577 with 3 RBI and slugged .692 in 26 at bats. Stockholm's shortstop Lincoln Rossetti had some reason to celebrate as well, as the league named him the Zotti League Player of the Week. In 23 at bats he hit .435 with 2 HR and 3 RBI.
 

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