07/24/2010 2:36 PM
THIS WEEK IN THE CAPE LEAGUE
COCA COLA PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
Michael Goodnight, Yarmouth-Dennis, RHP
Yarmouth-Dennis’ Michael Goodnight (Houston) is this week’s Coca Cola Pitcher of the Week. Goodnight has been lights out in his second year for Y-D, and put together his strongest performance of the season last week in a 2-0 victory over Cotuit. He came up one out short of recording a one-hit shutout, striking out nine over 8.2 innings. The college sophomore is following up a strong 2009 with Y-D (2-0, 2.52 ERA) with another promising season. He is tied with three other Red Sox for third in the league with three wins and also sports a 2.10 ERA.
COCA COLA PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Steve Selsky, Orleans, OF
Cape League veterans have swept this week’s award presentation, with Steve Selsky (Arizona) earning the Coca Cola Player of the Week award. Selsky wore Firebird colors in 2009, and rejoined the team this summer. Over five games last week, Selsky batted .438 with two home runs, while hitting safely in each game and stealing a base. He has shown promising development in his two years on the Cape. His batting average stands 15 points higher than his final average last year, and he has already doubled last year’s home run output with four, good for second most in the league. Selsky was named a Freshman All-American in 2009 and was selected in the 34th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft.