Milwaukee Milkmen OF Adam Brett Walker II Named PURE Performance Player of the Month for June
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 Milwaukee Milkmen OF Adam Brett Walker II as the PURE Performance Player of the Month for June.
Adam Brett Walker II Named PURE Performance Player of the Month.
This Week in the Association and the Minor League Sports Report in partnership with PURE name Milwaukee Milkmen outfielder Adam Brett Walker II as the PURE Performance Player of the Month for June. Walker set an American Association record for home runs in a month with 14 while driving in 35 runs, also a league record for a single month.
It was a historic month for Adam Brett Walker, as he had hits in 20 of the 27 games he played, including hitting home runs in 11 of those contests. Walker had 12 multi-hit games and four where he had three-hits in the ballgame.
June got off to a slow start for the Milkmen outfielder, as he finished up the final two games of the series with the Sioux City Explorers, going 1-8. However, he did hit his first homerun of the month, driving in two runs as well.
Milwaukee then moved onto Winnipeg where Walker was outstanding, going 8-15 was six runs scored and seven runs driven in. He doubled five times in the series, including hitting three in a 9-7 victory on June 4. He hit home runs in each of the final two games of the series.
Next, the Milkmen traveled to Fargo to take on the RedHawks. Walker went 3-15 in the four-game series, scoring a single run and driving in a run. He did not have an extra base hit in the series, and the series against Fargo started a stretch of seven straight games without a homerun.
Milwaukee then began a three-game series was Chicago, where Walker went just 2-12 with a run scored. However, he added a double and drove in four runs in the final game of that series.
It had been a tough stretch for the Milwaukee outfielder, but he caught fire starting in Sioux Falls, going 5-14 in the three-game series, with seven runs scored and four runs driven in. Walker homered three times in the series, including hitting two in a 12-10 victory over the Canaries in the second game of series.
Next, Milwaukee returned home to welcome the Kane County Cougars. The outfielder went 3-11 in the series, scoring two runs and driving in two. He hit a homerun in the final game of the series, a 7-6 victory.
Milwaukee then welcomed Kansas City for four games, where Walker went 5-16 with four runs scored and eight runs driven in. He had a huge performance on June 24, hitting three home runs in that contest while driving in seven. That included hitting a three-run homer in the eighth that pulled Milwaukee within a run, then blasting a three run, walk-off homerun in the bottom of the ninth to give his team the victory.
The Milkmen then welcomed the RedHawks, where Walker started the series by hitting a homerun, giving him homers in four straight plate appearances. The outfielder went 7-14 in the series, scoring four runs while driving in four. He also homered in each of the first two games of the series, hitting homeruns in four straight games.
Milwaukee closed out the month with two games in Chicago. Walker was 2-7 through the first two games with two runs scored, a homerun, and two RBI.
In 27 games in June, Adam Brett Walker II hit .321 with 28 runs scored, eight doubles, 14 homeruns, and 35 runs driven in. He also stole three bases. His 14 homeruns and 35 RBI were tops in the American Association, and his 28 runs scored was second most.
For earning the PURE Performance Player of the Month award, Jared Walker will receive a check for $250 from PURE. Walker was also named as the PURE Performance Player of the Week for Week 6.
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by Robert Pannier