During each week of the 2019 PGCBL season, the league office will recognize one position player and one pitcher as the League's Player and Pitcher of the Week. In the second to last full week of the season, a position player from the Adirondack Trail Blazers and a pitcher from the Saugerties Stallions posted the top performances in the league.
The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League is pleased to announce the selection of Adirondack's Andy Hague (UConn) as the PGCBL Player of the Week, and Saugerties' Trent Schoeberl (Minnesota) as the PGCBL Pitcher of the Week.
Both Adirondack and Saugerties are honored in the weekly awards for the second time this season. Hague joins teammate Cole Simpson (The Citadel) as Adirondack's two Players of the Week, while Schoeberl follows former Pitcher of the Week Blake Crossing (Dartmouth) for the Stallions.
Hague helped the Blazers to a pair of wins this week, as Adirondack looks to earn their first playoff berth in franchise history. In all three of his appearances this week, the UConn infielder reached base at least twice, including two hits each against Geneva on Thursday and Watertown on Saturday. Hague hit a home run and drove in three runs against the Rapids in a 7-4 win on Friday, and added two more RBIs on Saturday. On the week, he posted a .500 on base percentage, reaching base in seven of his 14 plate appearances with five hits and two walks.
At UConn, Hague played 18 games during the 2018 season, hitting .231 with three runs scored and two runs batted in. He did not play for the Huskies during the 2019 season, but is expected to be a major contributor next season.
Schoeberl was dominant in his start this week, shutting down the Glens Falls Dragons on Thursday. At East Field, the righthander allowed just one hit over five innings, and struck out nine hitters in a 4-0 Saugerties win. The victory marked Saugerties' third shutout win of the season, and moved Schoeberl's season record to 2-2. Schoeberl's nine strikeouts tied for the most in the PGCBL over the past week, and he was one of three pitchers in the league to pitch five or more innings without allowing a run.
The incoming freshman will head to Minnesota as one of the highest ranked players in the state, as he is ranked seventh overall and fourth among righthanded pitchers in the state of Minnesota. Prior to the 2019 season, he was named a Central Region Honorable Mention Preseason All-American.
The PGCBL is pleased to recognize the accomplishments of Hague and Schoeberl over the last seven days. The league will continue to honor the best performances in the PGCBL throughout the summer with both nightly and weekly awards.
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