PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Mike Magnanti, Rochester Monarchs/St. Bonaventure University
Sr. OF Greece Athena
Magnanti hit .444 (8-for-18) and reached base in each of the Monarchs first seven games. He compiled three multi-hits games and produced 15 (11 runs scored/four RBI) of his squad’s 44 runs over that stretch. Magnanti went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI in the Monarchs opening night win over the Flyin’ Fish and was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and two runs scored in a loss to the Lake Monsters. Magnanti worked a walk in each of the first seven games.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Tyler Smith, Rochester Lake Monsters/Niagara County Community College
Fr. RHP/INF Fairport
Smith opened the season 2-0 and has allowed one run in 10 innings of work. The right-hander hurled four shutout innings in the Lake Monsters 9-2 win over the Flyin’ Fish. He has struck out six over three appearances, walked three and allowed five hits. Opposing batters are hitting just .143 against the Fairport Red Raider.