By Brian Schultz
The Winnipeg Goldeyes are sitting at the top of Northern League standings right now, and for good reason.
Two players picked up weekly awards given out Monday, including Bear Bay, who was named the NL Pitcher of the Week. Kevin West raised his batting average 51 percentage points, which was enough to make him NL Player of the Week.
Bay, 25, gave Winnipeg its longest outing of the year from a starter, allowing just one run on six hits in eight innings while fanning three as the Goldeyes thumped Joliet 9-1 to complete a three-game sweep of the JackHammers.
West, 29, was highlighted by a May 27 performance against Gary where he hit two home runs (Winnipeg’s first multi-homer effort this year) and drove in six runs of a 7-5 Goldeyes win.
The last time Winnipeg swept the weekly awards was in 2006, when outfielder Fehlandt Lentini and pitcher Josh Beshears received the nod in June while Lentini and pitcher Tony Evans were similarly acknowledged in August.