Player of the Week (Sp11): Week 3 Nominees

Written by - Posted 2011-05-03 00:40 in POTW

The long ball was flying this weekend as we fought through the wind and dampness. Another perfect game gives us an automatic nomination as the veterans dominate this week with four of the five nominations.

Two of the nominees get their third consecutive nod, becoming just the 4th and 5th players in league history to do so. (Kevin Hickerson Sp06 / Stephen Zigmund Sp07+Su07 / Ross Duenas Sp07)


  • Joey Davis (Scared Hitless) – Davis gets his first nomination this week helping Hitless extend their record to 6-0, hitting 3 homers, 1 double, and driving in 5 runs. He slugged 1.167 and hit .333. Davis is the newest member of Scared Hitless, but even though no one has noticed this is actually his third season. He’s the one with the tight fitting shirt, and the one least likely to throw a temper tantrum.
  • Matt Dreyfus (Scared Hitless) – Dreyfus gets his fifth career nomination this week, but has never won they key chain. He is now tied with Brett Beyerlin for second place on the all time list of nominations without a win. They both trail Alex Filides, who has 8 nominations and no wins. Dreyfus hit 3 homers with 1 double to slug 1.231 and hit .462. He drove in 5 runs in two victories for Hitless. Dreyfus has struggled since the switch to the strike board, but he might be getting his groove, and socks back.
  • Sam Johnson (Ha’chi Mountaineers) – Johnson is the only rookie nominated this week, his first. In three games he helped the Mountaineers (don’t ask them what Ha’chi means) go 2-1 on the weekend hitting 4 homers and driving in 6 runs. Add in the 3 doubles he hit and he slugged 2.000 to lead all batters for the week. He hit .636, with all 7 of his hits being for extra bases.
  • Jim Shannon (Blandsford Barnburners) – Third nomination in a row for the more annoying Shannon twin. Jim homered five times in three games to slug 1.533. He drove in 6 runs and hit .533 as the Barnburners cruised to their league leading 7-0 start. This is his 4th nomination and he has one win.
  • Joe Thaman (Superman’s Wheelchair) – Third nomination in a row for Thaman this week, his second because of a perfect game. He has five nominations and one win. He struck out 18 this week to lead the league, and allowed just 3 hits in 27 batters faced for a .111 OBA. He’s sitting at the top or near the list in all three Pitching Triple Crown categories.

Player of the Week (Sp11): Week 3
Joey Davis
Matt Dreyfus
Sam Johnson
Jim Shannon
Joe Thaman
total_votes: 127

About POTW: Each week five nominess will be announced for Player of the Week. The league, fans, and press will vote for the winner. Winners receive a very limited edition wiffleball keychain. For a history of the award, check out Player of the Week History.

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