ROCHESTER, Mich. – Eastside Diamond Hoppers Pat Adams was named the United Shore Professional Baseball League Player of the Week for July 22-28, announced by the league office on Monday. Adams, a native of Warren, Mich., earns the distinction for the second time this season.
The 2019 All-Star Game MVP, Adams hit .667 last week (9-for-12), including a league-best .700 on-base percentage. He posted a home run, four walks and three runs scored.
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In a 7-5 win over the Utica Unicorns last Friday night, Adams went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and walked three times. He finished 2-for-2 in a 6-4 loss to the Westside Woolly Mammoths on Sunday, connecting on his first leadoff home run of the season.
Adams leads the USPBL with an impressive .378 batting average and .525 on-base percentage. He has reached base safely in 34 of 35 games played and leads the league with 35 walks.
Adams and the Diamond Hoppers will host the Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers on Thursday at Jimmy John’s Field for Andy Appleby Bobblehead Night. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m.
2019 USPBL Players of the Week
Week 1 (May 10-12) – Luis Contreras, RHP, Diamond Hoppers – Full story
Week 2 (May 13-19) – Nick Campana, OF, Beavers – Full story
Week 3: (May 20-27) – Sonny Cortez, OF, Woolly Mammoths / Luis Contreras, RHP, Diamond Hoppers – Full story
Week 4: (May 31-June 2) – Ethan Wiskur, OF, Woolly Mammoths – Full story
Week 5: (June 3-9): – Ross Haffey, 1B, Beavers – Full story
Week 6: (June 10-16) – Alec Craig, 2B, Woolly Mammoths – Full story
Week 7: (June 17-23) – Jake Pulcheon, 1B, Woolly Mammoths – Full story
Week 8: (June 24-30) – Colie Currie, OF, Unicorns – Full story
Week 9: (July 1-7) – Pat Adams, OF, Diamond Hoppers – Full story
Week 10: (July 8-14) – Matt Cronin, RHP, Woolly Mammoths – Full story
Week 11: (July 15-21) – JaVon Shelby, INF, Woolly Mammoths – Full story
Week 12: (July 22-28) – Pat Adams, OF, Diamond Hoppers
The United Shore Professional Baseball League was founded by Rochester-based General Sports and Entertainment, and is the culmination of a 10-year effort by General Sports to bring professional baseball to the Detroit area. General Sports is led by President & CEO Andy Appleby, a former Senior Vice President of the Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports and Entertainment. General Sports previously owned and operated the Fort Wayne Wizards, a Minor League Baseball team in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and the Derby County Football Club, an English football (soccer) club in the English Premier and Championship Football Leagues. The USPBL will give General Sports the opportunity to employ every best practice that its experienced team has learned over the past 30 years at the highest level of sports management and marketing.
The USPBL launched May 2016 with an initial slate of three teams playing a full 75-game schedule at Jimmy John’s Field in historic downtown Utica. The USPBL is the first league in history to feature best practices such as having all of its games played on prime dates, Thursday to Sunday from mid-May through early September – the very finest months of weather in Michigan.
For more information, visit the USPBL website.