Jamestown's Collin Stack (L) and Amsterdam's Brandon Reitz (R) take home weekly awards for the week spanning June 26 to July 2.
The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) has named Jamestown Jammers outfielder Collin Stack (UMBC) the Player of the Week and Amsterdam Mohawks right-hander Brandon Reitz (Florida State) the Pitcher of the Week for the fourth week of the 2017 season.
For the league-leading Jammers (21-5), this week’s selection marks time second that the Player of the Week has come from Jamestown, as Christ Conley (Canisius) was recognized during the first week of the summer campaign. In six games during the seven-day span from June 26 to July 2, Stack batted .368 (7-for-19) with one triple, two home runs, seven runs scored and 11 RBIs. He was one of four players to hit multiple homers last week, ranked second in the PGCBL in RBIs over that stretch, and was tied for fourth in runs scored, all while guiding the Jammers to an unblemished 6-0 record.
Stack, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound outfielder from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, began his week with a phenomenal outing against Adirondack on June 27, as he finished 3-for-6 with two home runs, three runs scored and a season-high seven RBIs, fueling the Jammers’ 19-5 blowout over the Trail Blazers. The following day, the Jamestown, N.Y., native went 2-for-3 with two runs and one RBI in a lopsided win over Onondaga. On June 29 in Newark, he batted 1-for-2 with a sacrifice fly and an RBI triple. He also recorded a hit and run in a 5-3 road win over Saugerties on July 2.
Reitz is the third member of the East Division-leading Mohawks (18-7) to be honored by the PGCBL so far this season, joining Week 3 co-Players of the Week Liam Wilson (Canisius) and T.J. Collett (Kentucky). Reitz made two appearances out of the bullpen for Amsterdam and went 1-0 with a save in 7.0 scoreless innings. He also combined to strike out 13 batters while walking two and surrendering just one hit in his two outings.
The freshman from Florida State first toed the rubber on June 27 in a wild extra-inning affair against Utica. Reitz was subbed into the game to start the top of the eighth inning with the Mohawks trailing the Blue Sox 7-6. He proceeded to punch out five of the six batters he faced in the regulation innings, while his offense tied the game at 7-all in the bottom of the ninth. Overall, the 6-foot-1 righty tossed six perfect innings with 12 strikeouts, until Eric Rivera (Florida Atlantic) hit a walk-off homer in the 13th to win the game 8-7. Reitz then picked up his first save of the summer season on July 2, when Amsterdam finished its halted game against Albany from June 7. The product of Ocala, Fla., hurled a scoreless 11th inning to preserve a 7-4 lead and lock down the win.
2017 PGCBL Weekly Award Winners
Player of the Week
Week 1: Christ Conley (Canisius) – Jamestown Jammers
Week 2: Mikey Arman (Kenyon) – Geneva Red Wings
Week 3: T.J. Collett (Kentucky), Liam Wilson (Canisius) – Amsterdam Mohawks
Week 4: Collin Stack (UMBC) – Jamestown Jammers
Pitcher of the Week
Week 1: Brian Reed (RIT) – Geneva Red Wings
Week 2: Jake Hershman (Wofford) – Oneonta Outlaws
Week 3: Houston Roth (Ole Miss) – Elmira Pioneers
Week 4: Brandon Reitz (Florida State) – Amsterdam Mohawks
About the PGCBL
The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League is a 13-team summer collegiate baseball league in Upstate New York. Since its inaugural season in 2011, the PGCBL – which annually draws talent from some of the best NCAA, NAIA, and junior college programs – has quickly evolved into the premier wood bat league in the state of New York, while becoming one of the most widely respected summer leagues in the country. The PGCBL is affiliated with Perfect Game, the nation’s largest independent amateur scouting bureau. Last year, there were more than 1,500 players in the pros who either wore the uniform of a PGCBL team or participated in a Perfect Game event. For more information, please visit www.pgcbl.com.