The West Coast League’s Moss Adams Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week, as announced by league commissioner Rob Neyer, are Maryland senior-to-be infielder Taylor Wright of the Kelowna Falcons and Pacific Lutheran sophomore-to-be pitcher Justin Armbruester of the Bellingham Bells for the week of June 18-24.
Wright went 12-for-24 for the Falcons with 7 runs, 3 stolen bases, 2 homers and 9 RBIs. For the summer, Taylor is hitting .304 with 2 home runs and 11 RBIs.
This past spring, Wright hit .230 over 44 starts, and stole 11 bases, blasted 9 doubles and two homers, and collected 25 RBIs for the Terrapins.
Armbruester only gave up one hit over two relief appearances including a 4-inning stint at Cowlitz where he was credited the win. Justin did not allow a run, walked one and struck out 8 for the week.
As a frosh at PLU, Armbruester went 5-3 and struck out 62 over 66.1 innings pitched.
Justin currently has posted the league’s lowest ERA at 0.47 over 5 appearances and 19.1 innings, including 2 starts; and he’s struck out 32 batters this summer.