ROCHESTER, Mich. – Westside Woolly Mammoths second baseman Alec Craig is the United Shore Professional Baseball League Player of the Week for June 10-16, announced by the league office on Monday. Craig led the league with a .667 batting average last week.
A native of Sicklerville, N.J., Craig started the week with a 2-for-3 performance against the Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers, adding a double, run scored and two stolen bases. He followed that up with a 3-for-5 showing in a rout over the Diamond Hoppers, scoring three runs and adding a pair of doubles. In his final game, Craig went 3-for-4, scoring three times and driving in one run to lead the Woolly Mammoths to an 11-2 win over the first-place Utica Unicorns.
For the week, Craig went 8-for-12 (.667), with seven runs scored, four RBIs, four doubles, three walks, four stolen bases and posted an impressive .733 on-base percentage. He signed after the College Senior Showcase on Monday, June 10, and in just three games played, has four doubles and is third in the USPBL.
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Craig and the Woolly Mammoths have won two straight games for the first time this season. They will take on the Unicorns this Wednesday night, 7:05 p.m. at Jimmy John’s Field. It’s Ladies Night at the ballpark, presented by Francis Ford Coppola Winery and gates open at 6 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
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.