Cole Metcalfe’s hot bat earns him Player of the Week

Cole Metcalfe (Bellarmine) did not start the season too hot. His batting average slumped at .091 and his on base percentage also started at the same minuscule number.

My oh my what a couple of weeks can do to a season.

From June 5 until now, his batting average has jumped to a league-best .377 and his OBP skyrocketed up to .421, which is good for 12th in the league.

This past week, this bat only seemed to get hotter, and he was rewarded for his efforts, earning the NYCBL Player of the Week award for the week of June 15-21.

Over the last seven days, Metcalfe hit .500, batting 13-for-26. But not only that, he is putting the ball in play as he only struck out twice over the last six games. He has drove in four runs and scored five of his own.

Extra-base hits are now becoming a factor in Metcalfe’s arsenal, as he has tallied four doubles and two triples over the last week as well.

The Richmond, KY native has quickly evolved into the team’s biggest offensive threat, leading the Ridgemen in batting average, hits, doubles, triples and RBI.

As if things could not get any better, his 11-game hitting streak now sits eighth all-time, seven games away from Chris Bostick’s record of 18 games in a row back in 2011 for the Webster Yankees, who also played their home games at Basket Road Field.,