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Christian Santisteban Named PGCBL Player of the Week for Second Time

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | Categories:

The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League has announced that Christian Santisteban (Elmira) has been named the Player of the Week for the second time this season and Zach Crim (Adirondack) has been named Pitcher of the Week for the week covering June 15 to June 21.


Santisteban, who attends Manhattan College, hit .450—tied for the league lead—over the past seven days with a home run and three RBIs. He scored 10 runs during the stretch and also stole a base. His on-base percentage of .577 was tops in the league for the week.


On the season, Santisteban is hitting a league-leading .482 with two home runs and 16 RBIs, which are also tops in the league. He’s stolen two bases and his 1.322 OPS is again tops in the PGCBL. His 22.94 Runs Created are eight more than the next highest player in the league.


This year at Manhattan, Santisteban hit .301 in 50 games (49 starts) with 28 RBIs and two home runs. The Miami, Florida-native also spent the 2014 summer with Elmira. In 43 games, the PGCBL All-Star hit .299 with three home runs and 33 RBIs.

This is the second time Santisteban has been named Player of the Week in only three weeks of play. The Pioneers are incredibly proud of him, and his contributions to the team this season.

Your first place Pioneers return home this Thursday with a game against the Victor Railriders. The game will also feature Stitch's birthday party and a drawstring backpack giveaway courtesy of Arc of Chemung. For tickets, visit the Pioneers front office at 546 Luce Street or call 607-734-2690.