(GAME DATE — July 1, 2020) — The hottest hurler in the Lake League last month was Takahide Higuchi of the Minneapolis Ravens. He caught the attention of everybody in the league with some eye-catching stats, good enough to win the LL Pitcher of the Month.
In June, Higuchi starred with an impressive 4-0 record. In 6 starts he gave up 33 base hits and struck out 41 in 45 innings with a 2.00 ERA.
In 17 starts this season “Googoo”, as he is known, has notched a 11-3 record and a 2.71 ERA. The 30-year-old right hander from Japan has posted impressive strikeout numbers so far, but in his first two years with Calgary he found himself on the wrong end of game decisions all too often on the back of the declining Inferno performance. He was traded to Minneapolis just before the 2020 season opened and has been a top performer on the staff all year.