Lincoln Saltdogs outfielder Nick Anderson and Lake Nation DockHounds beginning pitcher Nick Herold earned the American Affiliation’s Pointstreak Batter and Pitcher of the Week awards for the week ending June 4th, the league introduced Monday.
Anderson went on a tear this week, going 7-for-16 on the plate in 5 video games whereas hitting 4 of his now league-leading 9 house runs on the season. He additionally drove in a league-high 9 RBI this week and walked seven occasions as properly.
Anderson’s finest recreation this week got here on Monday, when he hit two house runs and drove in 5 in an 11-7 win towards Kansas Metropolis. He additionally placed on a present on Friday night time in Fargo, hitting his ninth house run whereas additionally making probably the greatest defensive performs of the season to this point with an all-out diving catch in middle area.
Anderson is in his third season of American Affiliation baseball and first with Lincoln after beforehand enjoying with Kane County and the journey group within the Houston Apollos again in 2021. This yr has been an influence surge for Anderson, together with his earlier excessive for house runs in a season at any stage being seven when he performed for Wisconsin Rapids within the Northwoods League in 2017.
On the pitching aspect, Herold made two begins this week, going 1-1 and totaling 14 innings whereas permitting simply two earned runs and putting out 15 hitters. The higher begin of the 2 got here on Saturday when he went eight shutout innings towards Winnipeg at house, permitting solely three hits.
Herold has been stellar all season lengthy for Lake Nation. At present, the right-hander sports activities a 3.12 ERA on the season, tenth finest within the league. He additionally sits in sixth within the league when it comes to strikeouts with 27.
Herold is in his second season with the DockHounds after ending final season with a 2.22 ERA in 9 appearances and 5 begins, putting out 47 batters in simply 32.1 innings pitched. The best-hander joined Lake Nation after ending his school profession at Winona State.
Pointstreak is the official statistician of the American Affiliation.