Hitting machine John Rivera, who ranks third in the Elite Baseball League 14U Division with a .600 average, has been named Elliot Sports Medicine Player of the Week for his efforts on Memorial Day against the North Shore Tigers. Rivera had a monster game in a 17-16 extra-inning loss, going 4-for-6, including a double, and scoring three runs. He also pitched three innings of relief, allowing one hit and one unearned run. "Johnny Riv" also had two hits in the opener of the doubleheader and stole four bases on the afternoon. For the EBL season, Rivera is batting 14-for-25 with nine walks. He also leads the league with a robust .706 on-base percentage. Congrats! Other nominees:
- Mitchell Fama - went 3-for-4 in the doubleheader and drove in the tying run in the seventh inning of game two.
- Tommy Rock - Drove in four runs and reached base five times against North Shore. Also made several clutch catches while patrolling the outfield.