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 residence runs on the season. He additionally drove in a league-high 9 RBI this week and walked seven occasions as nicely.
Anderson’s greatest sport this week got here on Monday, when he hit two residence runs and drove in 5 in an 11-7 win in opposition to Kansas Metropolis. He additionally placed on a present on Friday night time in Fargo, hitting his ninth residence run whereas additionally making probably the greatest defensive performs of the season up to now with an all-out diving catch in middle subject.
Anderson is in his third season of American Affiliation baseball and first with Lincoln after beforehand taking part in with Kane County and the journey group within the Houston Apollos again in 2021. This 12 months has been an influence surge for Anderson, along with his earlier excessive for residence runs in a season at any degree 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 placing out 15 hitters. The higher begin of the 2 got here on Saturday when he went eight shutout innings in opposition to Winnipeg at residence, 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 greatest 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, placing out 47 batters in simply 32.1 innings pitched. The correct-hander joined Lake Nation after ending his faculty profession at Winona State.
Pointstreak is the official statistician of the American Affiliation.