By Brian Melanson
Offensive Player of the Week: RJ Austin
Fresh off of winning SEC Tournament MVP, Vanderbilt’s RJ Austin found his rythym batting leadoff for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox. Austin was the only Red Sox player to record a hit in every game this week, going 7-19 (.368) with four RBI, five walks and just two strikeouts. He also hit his first home run of the summer in Y-D’s 11-5 victory over the Chatham Anglers, his best game thus far. He scored twice and walked once in the contest. Austin leads the team with a .367 batting average.
(RJ Austin ropes an RBI double in Y-D’s victory over Orleans)
Pitcher of the Week: Smith Pinson
In his third start of the season, Pinson was lights-out against the Bourne Braves. The Kennesaw State right harder delivered a seven-strikeout performance over six innings, the longest a Y-D pitcher has gone this season. Pinson allowed just two weak singles and issued no walks in a seven inning shutout of Bourne. He routinely pounded the strike zone and caused swing-and-misses as 52 of his 74 pitches were for strikes. Resulting in his first win of the season, it was Pinson’s third start with five or more strikeouts.
(Smith Pinson strikes out seven en route to a combined shutout of Bourne)