06/11/2018 12:00 PM -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2018
Contact: Brennan Mense
GARY, Ind. — Colin Willis has been named the American Association Pointstreak Player of the Week for the week of June 4-10. The outfielder hit .440 (11-for-25) for the week with five runs scored, three doubles, two home runs, and six RBIs.
Willis comes off an 8-for-15 series against Fargo-Moorhead. He finished the series with his first career multi-home run game to propel the RailCats to victory in both Sunday’s game and the series. He went 3-for-5 on Sunday with a double, two home runs, and four RBIs.
He is the first RailCat to earn weekly honors in the American Association since Braulio Torres-Perez was named Pitcher of the Week for June 19-25, 2017, and the first hitter to earn AA weekly honors since Frank Martinez was named Player of the Week for August 8-14, 2016.
Willis is in his third season with the RailCats. He was named the American Association Rookie of the Year for the 2017 season after batting .319 with eight home runs, 54 RBIs, 15 stolen bases, and 54 runs scored. This season, he is batting .274 with three home runs and 14 RBI.
The RailCats finish a weeklong road trip with three games in Winnipeg before returning home on Friday for a weekend series against the Sioux City Explorers. Friday night is the first of two Scout Nights this season, featuring scouts camping on the field overnight at the U.S. Steel Yard and being treated to a movie, s’mores, and Saturday morning breakfast.
Jared Shlensky and Brennan Mense bring you all 100 RailCats game this season on WEFM (95.9 FM) and online at railcatsbaseball.com. Ticket packages for the 2018 Gary SouthShore RailCats season are available online at railcatsbaseball.com and can also be purchased by calling the RailCats ticket line at (219) 882-BALL. The RailCats box office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
A day at U.S. Steel Yard is non-stop fun, and that's even without the baseball! The RailCats promise a wide array of laugh-out-loud between inning entertainment, great giveaways, jaw-dropping fireworks and a family-first, kid-friendly atmosphere! RailCats fans come in all ages, shapes, and sizes, and the RailCats promise every fan will have fun.
U.S. Steel Yard
One Stadium Plaza
Gary, IN 46402