Tag: Invercargill Hobbits


2016 NZL Batting Crown Goes to Lemmons

When the season ended, Chris Lemmons went out in a blaze of glory — he topped off a fine year with the New Zealand League batting championship.

The Invercargill catcher finished the regular season with a .342 batting average, 52 hits, 6 home runs and 24 RBIs.


Gamgee Red-Hot, NZL Player of the Week

It can be difficult for a young player to step out of the shadows and assert himself in the New Zealand League, but last week Samwise Gamgee of the Invercargill Hobbits reminded everyone just why he’s here as he threw up numbers that made him an easy selection for Player of the Week. Gamgee rocked opposing pitching for a .400 average (6-for-15), 2 home runs and 4 RBIs to come away with the award.

This year Gamgee has hit 3 home runs and posted a .270 batting average.


NZL Announces Player of the Week

It’s a week that 26-year-old Chris Lemmons sent shock waves through Bull Oceanic League, with an eye-popping performance that brought him the New Zealand League Player of the Week Award.

A newcomer to the league, Lemmons made the establishment sit up and take notice, punishing opposing pitchers with a .467 average, 14 hits in 30 at-bats, 1 home run and 6 runs batted in.

Where the Invercargill Hobbits catcher goes from here, only the baseball gods know for sure, but Lemmons certainly made his mark last week.

This year Lemmons has collected a .453 batting average to date with 24 hits in 53 at-bats, 11 RBIs, 2 home runs and scored 5 times. He has played in 13 games.