Ashland Stock Pack Update

May 29, 2009

Ashland, OH


The Ashland, OH Stock Pack team has played to a 9-3 record through two tournaments so far this year, finishing 2nd in both of the events in which they have entered.  Stock Pack posted a 4-2 record in theEarly Bird Tourney in Coldwater, MI, losing in 9 innings in the finals to TheLightning.  Stock Pack came back strong in the Twisters Memorial Day Eventheld in Bay City, MI, going 5-1, with 3 of those wins being 5 innings contests.  Unfortunately, Stock Pack ran into the Lightning once again in the finals, and once again came up one run short. 
Through the first twelve games, leading the team in pitching wins is Jim Yates.  Yates is 4-0 with 27 strikeouts and 10 walks.  Ty McKinney, who was only present at the Coldwater tournament, posted a 2-2 recordwith 40 strikeouts and 7 walks.  Pitchers Jeff Van Hooser and JaimeThompson, both of whom were present only at the Bay City Tourney, have posted recordsof 1-1 and 2-0 respectively.  Van Hooser rung up 21 strikeouts versus only 2 walks in his 11 innings of works, while Thompson has posted 9 strikeouts and 4 walks. 
At the plate for Stock Pack, catcher Shane Flinner is leading the team in both average and home runs.  So far this season, Shane is 18-30 (.600 average) with 8 home runs, and 17 RBI's.  Short stop Trevor Urban, who was awarded the tournament MVP award in Bay City,  hasalso been hot, posting a 17-33 (.515 average) to go with his 6 home runs andteam leading 19 RBI's.   Other top Stock Pack batters currentlyhitting over .400 include Brad Webb (.412 average, 3 HR, 10 RBI) and JasonWhiteley (.429 average, 2 HR, 6 RBI). 
Stock Pack will be back in action at the Snapper Shootout in Niagara-on-the-Lake, opening the tournament Friday, June 7 night at 9 vs. the Port Elgin Blue Devils.

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