Former McLennan Community College catcher, pitcher and designated hitter Josh Breaux has grabbed some hardware early in his pro career.
Breaux is the recipient of the 2017 Silva Sportsmanship Award from the Cape Cod Baseball League. The Silva honoree is selected annually by the umpiring staff and is presented to the player who shows true class on and off the field and is a well-respected athlete and individual within the league.
Breaux has appeared in 35 games for the Falmouth Commodores this summer, recording a .271 batting average with nine doubles, six home runs and 24 RBIs. He has also pitched three innings, picking up a save with eight strikeouts and 0.00 ERA.
As a member of the Highlander baseball team, Breaux hit .356 with ten homers and 66 RBIs. He was named to the 2017 All-Region V team selected by the coaches from the North Texas and Western Junior College Athletic conferences along with teammates freshman left-handed pitcher Bailey Horn, sophomore infielder Brendan Venter and sophomore outfielder Chris Roller.
Breaux was taken in the 36th round by the Astros.
Top of the World Series championship
Up north in the Alaska Baseball League, former Baylor Bears Hayden Kettler and Andy Thomas have advanced to the Top of the World Series championship with the Mat-Su Miners.
The Miners, who are the defending champions, are in their fourth consecutive Top of the World Series, which is a best-of-three contest.
The Anchorage Bucs shut down Mat-Su in Game 1 of series, 4-0, on Friday in Palmer, Alaska.
On the mound
Joe Heineman is 5-0 on the season with the Lakeshore Chinooks in the Northwoods League.
The ex-Baylor right-hander has appeared in 18 games (no starts) and has a 2.38 ERA.
In his most recent appearance on Friday, Heineman picked up the win as he gave up only one hit through two innings in Lakeshore’s win over the Kenosha Kingfish.
On the season, Heineman has given up 11 runs off 24 hits with 45 strikeouts and 18 walks in the summer league.