Gary SouthShore RailCats Jack Alkire Named PURE Performance Pitcher 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 Gary SouthShore right-hander Jack Alkire as the PURE Performance Pitcher of the Week for Week 11 of the 2021 American Association season.
Jack Alkire Given PURE Performance Pitcher Honors
The Minor League Sports Report and This Week in the Association announced that Gary SouthShore RailCats right-hander Jack Alkire was named as the PURE Performance Pitcher of the Week for Week 11 of the American Association season. Alkire allowed one run in a complete game victory over the Cleburne Railroaders.
Jack Alkire made one start during the week, and it was a beauty. The right-hander allowed a single run to Cleburne, as the Railroaders scored in the bottom of the first inning, then Alkire did the rest, holding Cleburne to just three hits and a walk in earning his first complete game of the season.
After the RailCats scored six in the top of the first, Cleburne responded with back-to-back doubles with two outs in the bottom half of the inning. From there, it was all Alkire. He retired the next 10 batters before giving up a leadoff single to start the fifth. That would be the third and final hit allowed by the right-hander. In fact, he would give up his only walk in that inning as well, then retiring the final 13 Railroaders of the game.
Alkire struck out 10 in the contest. He threw a season-high 125 pitches, 80 for strikes.
For earning PURE Performance Pitcher of the Week, Jack Alkire will receive a check for $100 from PURE. The right-hander is the first RailCats player to receive PURE Performance honors this season.
2021 PURE Performance Pitchers of the Week
Week 1 – Kevin McGovern, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
Week 2 – Michael Mariot, Cleburne Railroaders
Week 3 – Kevin McGovern, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
Week 4 – Myles Smith, Milwaukee Milkmen
Week 5 – Patrick Ledet, Sioux City Explorers
Week 6 – Cody Mincey, Kansas City Monarchs
Week 7 – Ryan Flores, Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks
Week 8 – David Holmberg, Milwaukee Milkmen
Week 9 – Myles Smith, Milwaukee Milkmen
Week 10 – Ryan Kussmaul, Milwaukee Milkmen and Tyler Viza, Kane County Cougars
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by Robert Pannier