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Bells Infielder McClain Earns WCL Weekly Accolade
August 7, 2018
Bellingham Bells infielder Matt McClain has been named The West Coast League's Moss Adams Player of the Week for the week of July 30-August 5. The WCL Pitcher of the Week goes to Walla Walla Sweets right-hander Michael Peterson. Commissioner Rob Neyer announced the awards Monday.
McLain went 10-for-26 for the week with 8 runs scored, a double, triple, homer and 7 RBIs. For the summer, McLain hit .291 in the regular season with 3 home runs and 24 RBIs.
Matt McLain will play his college baseball at UCLA in the Pac-12. He was a first-round pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2018 MLB June draft.
Peterson of Walla Walla CC tossed 7 innings of scoreless ball to earn the win in the Sweets 2-0 home victory over Kelowna on August 2. Peterson only gave up one hit and one walk while striking out 9. For the summer, the Pullman, Washington native is 1-2 with a 4.15 ERA for Walla Walla, and has struck out 27 and walked only 5 over 30.1 innings pitched.
Bellingham is on to the WCL playoffs. The Bells (35-19) will open up the best-of-three North Divisional series on the road Friday and host games two and three at Joe Martin Field. Walla Walla (27-26) wraps up their regular season with games at Cowlitz Tuesday and Wednesday.
* WCL press release edited by The Doug Lange Network