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Gamboa named top pitcher

For The Madera Tribune

Former Madera Coyotes standout Alec Gamboa earned Texas League Pitcher of the Week honors after five scoreless innings last week for the Tulsa Drillers, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.


Two Tulsa Drillers players have accomplished something for the first time since the 2019 season, as Eddys Leonard has been named the Texas League’s Player of the Week, and former Madera Coyote and Fresno City Ram Alec Gamboa has been named the Texas League’s Pitcher of the Week. It is the third and fourth time a Drillers player has received a weekly honor this season.

Leonard led the Drillers offense as he went 10-20 for a .500 average in the team’s five wins over the San Antonio Missions. He slugged his first two home runs of the season and recorded four doubles, six runs batted in and five runs scored while compiling a 1.000 SLG and a 1.545 OPS. He also raised his season average 82 points in the big week.

Gamboa made two appearances during the week and was 1-0 as he pitched 5.1 hitless innings, allowing just one baserunner while striking out six. His win came on May 2 as he tossed three perfect innings with four strikeouts.


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