By David Klassen
The Winnipeg Goldeyes’ 2010 season may have ended less than stellar, but some good news came out of the baseball club Monday afternoon.
Infielder Kevin West has won the Northern League’s batting title — the first time a member of the Goldeyes has received the honour in over a decade. West had a Northern League-best .337 average this season to win the batting title.
“It’s a nice accomplishment on a personal level,” West said in a release. “It would be better if we were still playing in playoffs, so it’s a little bittersweet that way.”
West ended the season on a four-game hitting streak and batted .391 in August to climb at top the close race, as teammate Juan Diaz finished just two points behind him with a .335 average.
Brian Duva claimed the title back in 1998 and Terry Lee won it in 1995 and 1997.