Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks C Kevin Krause Named PURE Performance Player of the Week
American Association Daily provides insights, features, and recaps of the action from around the American Association of Professional Baseball League, as well as player and coaching profiles and transactions. In today’s edition, the Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association name Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks catcher Kevin Krause as the PURE Performance Player of the Week for Week 14 of the 2021 American Association season.
Kevin Krause Given PURE Performance Player Honors
The Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association announced that Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks catcher Kevin Krause has been named the PURE Performance Player of the Week for Week 14 of the 2021 American Association season. Krause hit .615 in six games to lead the league. He also led in RBI with 17.
The RedHawks began the week with a three-game series against the Kane County Cougars. Krause went 0-4 in the opening contest, the only game during the week where he did not have at least two hits and this was the only contest that Fargo lost during the week. The next night, the catcher went 2-5 with a double, a homer, and four RBI in a thrashing of the Cougars. He finished the series with a 3-4 performance, hitting a double, and driving in a run. In the three-game set, Krause went 6-13 with two runs scored, two doubles, a homer and five RBI.
Fargo-Moorhead then welcomed the Houston Apollos and Krause had an amazing series. He went 4-4 in the opening contest, scoring two runs, hitting his second homer of the week, while adding six RBI. On the next night, Krause went 3-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. He finished the series going 4-5 with three runs scored, a double, a homerun and five RBI to help Fargo complete the sweep. In the three-game series, Krause went 11-13 with seven runs scored, two doubles, two homers and 12 runs driven in.
For the week, Kevin Krause finished 16-26 with nine runs scored, four doubles, three homers and 17 runs drive in. He also walked twice and had two sacrifice flies. Krause was second in OPS at 1.715 and second in slugging at 1.115.
For earning PURE Performance Player of the Week, Kevin Krause will receive a check for $100 from PURE. This is the second time this season that Krause has been selected as PURE Performance Player of the Week, winning back in Week 7 as well. Teammate Correlle Prime won in Week 2.
2021 PURE Performance Players of the Week
Week 1 – Jared Walker, Sioux City Explorers
Week 2 – Correlle Prime, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
Week 3 – David Washington, Milwaukee Milkmen
Week 4 – Nick Gotta, Sioux Falls Canaries
Week 5 – Logan Landon, Sioux Falls Canaries
Week 6 – Adam Brett Walker II, Milwaukee Milkmen
Week 7 – Kevin Krause, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
Week 8 – Danny Mars, Chicago Dogs
Week 9 – Josh Altmann, Lincoln Saltdogs
Week 10 – Osvaldo Martinez, Cleburne Railroaders
Week 11 – Ramon Hernandez, Cleburne Railroaders
Week 12 – Jeffrey Baez, Kane County Cougars
Week 13 – Ryan Grotjohn, Kansas City Monarchs
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by Robert Pannier