The West Coast League Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week, as announced by interim league president Tony Bonacci, are Northern Colorado junior first baseman Evan Johnson of the Wenatchee AppleSox and University of British Columbia first-year pitcher Adam McKillican of the Victoria HarbourCats for the week of June 1-4.
Johnson went 5-for-13 with 2 home runs and 4 RBI. He posted a .500 OBP and 1.417 OPS for the week.This past spring, the senior-to-be hit .318 with 13 doubles, 5 homers and 41 RBIs for the Bears.
McKillican made two relief appearances this past week, both 3-inning scoreless stints, and picked up a win and save. The right-hander from UBC earned the win in the HarbourCats 11-2 season-opening victory at Port Angeles; and saved yesterday’s 6-2 Victoria win at Yakima Valley. After leading the league in wins with 40 last season, the HarbourCats have started this summer 3-1.
For the Thunderbirds, in his first year, McKillican went 2-2 with a 5.40 ERA over 28.1 innings pitched.