07/02/2018 10:10 AM
PORTLAND, OR: The Great West League’s Madison Bat Company Player of the Week and Pitchers of the Week, as announced by league commissioner Ken Wilson, are Tommy Ahlstrom and Chase Spinning. Ahlstrom had a stellar week for the Rogues, with 3 home runs and 11 RBIs and is the Player of the Week, while Spinning fanned 11 hitters in 9 innings out of the Medford bullpen to earn Pitcher of the Week honors.
Ahlstrom, a Simpson University junior out of Eugene, Oregon, went 12-29 (.414) with 9 extra base hits. On June 26 at Lincoln, he went 6-for-6 with 2 HRs, 4 doubles and 5 RBIs. The 6-3, 195 pound outfielder is hitting .368, 6th best in the GWL. He hit .302 this spring, with 6 HRs and 34 RBIs in 50 games.
Spinning, a 6-2, 185 pound southpaw from Loomis, California, came out of the pen twice to earn wins over the Chico Heat and Lincoln Potters. He worked 9 innings, allowing only 2 runs on 4 hits, struck out 11 and did not walk anyone. Spinning went 3-0 with a 1.42 ERA this past spring for Saddleback College and is headed to the University of New Mexico for his junior season.
2018 PLAYER OF THE WEEK WINNERS
June 5: Mike Hicks (Klamath Falls Gems) & Justin Sterner (Chico Heat)
June 11: Parke Phillips (Chico Heat) & Shane Gustafson (Chico Heat)
June 18: Cole Lemmel (Chico Heat) & Tyler Burch (Medford Rogues) / Tanner Simpson (Medford Rogues)
June 25: Jon Mook (Lincoln Potters) & Billy Moreland (Yuba Sutter Gold Sox)
July 2: Tonny Ahlsrom (Medford Rogues) & Chase Spinning (Medford Rogues)
The Rogues return to Harry & David Field for Red, White, and Blue Night against the Klamath Falls Gems on Tuesday, July 3rd, which will feature a post-game fireworks show!
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