Yamada of Hamilton Player of the Week, Aug. 15-21

Lake League POTW honors went to Masamune Yamada for a stellar effort through Aug 22
Lake League POTW honors went to Masamune Yamada for a stellar effort through Aug 22

Pitchers who faced the Hamilton Crusaders last week were happy to see Masamune Yamada in the rear view mirror. The 27-year-old left fielder was dubbed the Lake League Player of the Week for a 7-game tear that saw him hit at a .407 clip.

For the week he also chalked up 11 hits in 27 at-bats, 2 home runs, 6 RBIs and 6 runs scored, including two back-to-back 4-for-4 efforts against Chicago, coming last Wednesday and Thursday. Though the Crusaders took losses in those games, Yamada showed his dangerous power, getting a triple, homer, 3 RBIs and 2 runs in those two games.

Yamada is currently batting .286 with 13 home runs, 37 RBIs and 42 runs scored. He has 71 hits in 248 at-bats.

 

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