Leprechauns off and running after series win
GREAT LAKES- The Lynn Street Leprechauns are fresh off of their first series win of 2020 after taking 2 out of 3 at Great Lakes on Sunday. Overall, it was a very impressive performance from a Leprechauns team who came into this series hungry for some wins after getting swept by New Carlisle on Opening Day.
In Game 1, it was Lynn Street's Jordan Peck who led the charge as he went a perfect 5-5 with 3 Home Runs and 3 RBI's. It was quite the series for Peck who bursted on the scene with his Game 1 performance. Peck finished the day 10-15 with 5 HR & 5 RBI's which had Manager Nick Brassell feeling very confident about what lies ahead.
After the series Manager Nick Brassell mentioned that Peck could be a candidate for Most Improved Player if he can continue at this rate. Peck already has 9 Home Runs in 2020 after only hitting 4 in 16 games last season. Brassell also had the following comments regarding how he is feeling about his Leprechauns team:
"Lev Miller is a Gold Glove Candidate and if we keep getting even half of the production out of Peck that we are getting now the rest of the way, the Leps will be dangerous. Kegley and Wilson are off to slow starts at the plate but I am not worried at all. Whenever we have Nate Hansen with us it makes us an all around better team."
Brassell certainly has reason to be feeling good as the Leps not only won Game 1, but were also able to win the rubber match to clinch the series win. Lynn Street received solid contribution from Miller, Hansen, & Evan King as well. It was Evan King who had a big Game in their Game 3 win as he went 4-5 with 2 HR and 3 RBI.
As for Great Lakes, it was not the series that they had hoped for as most of their lineup was rather inconsistent throughout the series. One positive takeaway from the series loss for Great Lakes is the fact that Andy Sieradski had a phenomenal series as he went 11-16 with 8 HR & 16 RBI.
Great Lakes Manager Mark Haase has to be pleased with Sieradski's performance as he will likely be a major weapon for Great Lakes this season. With Sieradski playing at that level, Great Lakes is going to be a tough team to beat each and every week.
Great Lakes (2-4) will look to pick up their first series win of the season next week as they travel to Elkhart to take on BFAM (2-4).
Meanwhile, Lynn Street (2-4) now shifts their attention to the red hot Granger Panthers (6-0) in a series that should be very fun to watch. Lynn Street will be heading in to the series knowing that even 1 win would be a success.