With a month left of the Maui Adult Baseball League Summer 2020 season, the La Perouse Pirates have moved into sole possession of first place with a 8-2 record, but the pennant race is hardly over. The following Player of the Month candidates played big roles in their teams’ success during the month of September.
Players, fans, and family are invited to help choose the September 2020 Player of the Month by casting their vote below; limited to one vote per individual.
Justin Cayaban of the Makena Royals led the league in hits (7), average (.700), and on-base percentage (.769) during the month of September. The current season batting average leader, Cayaban contributed three straight multi-hit games, including a 3 for 3 performance in the Royals’ showdown with the Pirates on Sep 27.
The Pirates’ Adam Chesick turned in an impressive month at the plate, leading the league with 8 RBIs over 3 games. Chesick hit .500 (4 for 8), with 2 doubles, and a triple for the Pirates in September.
Shaun Doyle of the Kihei Centipedes continued an inspiring return to the diamond this season by hitting .600 (6 for 10) with 2 doubles over three games in September. In the Centipedes’ stunning, come from behind victory over the Royals on Sep 20, Doyle reached base 3 times, going 2 for 2 with a double, walk, run scored, and RBI.
In addition to transforming the Lahaina infield over the course of a week, the Pacific Hurricanes’ Apple Landerman put together an tremendous month of September on the mound. Over 12.0 IP, Landerman surrendered only 7 hits (.163 opponents’ average) and 2 earned runs (1.50 ERA) while striking out 14.
The Central Rays’ Kory Takamura started two games in September, holding opponents to a 0.75 ERA and 0.83 WHIP over 12.0 IP. The two-time MABL Cy Young award winner struck out 11 while only issuing one base on balls over this span.
Check out the stats page for complete hitting and pitching stats for every player in the league, and cast your vote below for the MABL Player of the Month for September 2020. The poll will remain open through October 7.