ROCHESTER, Mich. – Westside Woolly Mammoths Jake Pulcheon is the United Shore Professional Baseball League’s Player of the Week for June 17-23, announced by the league office on Monday. Pulcheon, a native of Menifee, Calif., earns the accolade for the first time this season.
Pulcheon has been a reliable bat for the Woolly Mammoths in the middle of their lineup during their five-game winning streak. The 6-foot-4 inch first baseman started the week with a 3-for-4 performance against the Unicorns, driving in two runs and had one double. He followed that up with two RBIs in a win over the Diamond Hoppers, and ended the weekend with a 2-for-5 performance against the Beavers.
For the week, Pulcheon hit a league-best .462 (6-for-13), driving in four runs and posting a league-high .769 slugging percentage. He ranks third in the league in batting average (.339), on-base percentage (.456) and fourth in slugging percentage (.482).
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Pulcheon and the Mammoths will be in action this Thursday as they face the first-place Utica Unicorns at 7:05 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. for Polish-American Heritage Night, presented by Polish-American Federal Credit Union.
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, 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.