Portrait of Jackson Purcell

2020 Premier Player Selected By SCT

(GAME DATE — August 3, 2020) — At the age of 21, Jackson Purcell of the The United States could very well have his best years ahead of him.

It’s a startling thought when you consider the year he had in 2020 was good enough to win the second baseman, who normally plays for the NCAA Division I’s Arizona State Sun Devils, the Summer College Tournament Most Valuable Player Award.

“See the ball, hit the ball,” he told media during a post-game news conference. “That’s my basic approach.”

The top hitter put up a .389 batting average this year, as well as a .464 on-base percentage. He played 17 games and racked up 28 hits, 15 doubles, 1 triple, 3 home runs, 21 RBIs and 25 runs scored.

He received 4 first place votes out of a possible 8. Aaron Palmer of the The United States finished second in voting with 4 first place votes, while Dan Kimbrough of the The United States finished third.

Jackson Purcell – The United States – 4 – 75
Aaron Palmer – The United States – 4 – 66
Dan Kimbrough – The United States – 0 – 54
Jong-pil Lee – South Korea – 0 – 49
Ryan Hewitt – The United States – 0 – 37
Nagateru Omori – Japan Samurai – 0 – 36
Brett Moss – The United States – 0 – 34
Otto Hahn – Australia – 0 – 24
Franck Legros – Canada – 0 – 20
Victor Johnson – The United States – 0 – 19
Ichiro Kimura – Japan Samurai – 0 – 16
Richard Grimes – Australia – 0 – 13
Aghestonik Cavanagh – Canada – 0 – 12
Man-yoon Kim – South Korea – 0 – 6
Dong Chong – South Korea – 0 – 3
Edwin Castro – The United States – 0 – 2
Ramon Padilla – Mexico Wall Crawlers – 0 – 2
Bryant Ford – Canada – 0 – 2
Dan McDonald – Canada – 0 – 1
Clint Rudman – The United States – 0 – 1

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