The Kihei Centipedes’ Ryan Swindle was named the August 2018 MABL Player of the Month, receiving 36% of the 84 votes cast online. Kory Takamura of the Central Rays (23%) and Logan Kanamu of the Upcountry Dirtbags (21%) also received strong voter support, with the total number of votes submitted falling just shy of last season’s top turnout (89 votes for the April Player of the Month). During the first three weeks of the season, Swindle lead the ‘Pedes to a 2-1 start, batting .375 with a .615/.750/1.365 on-base/slugging/OPS line including the first home run of his MABL career. The right-hander also lead the league with a 1.00 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP through 9.0 innings on the mound.
In recognition of his achievement Swindle will receive an MABL t-shirt, redesigned for the Summer 2018 season. The August 2018 Player of the Month award is presented by Betty’s Beach Cafe, located at 505 Front Street in Lahaina.
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