Photo Credit: Trois-Rivieres Aigles
DURHAM, NC- The official statistician of the Can-Am League, Pointstreak, has announced that Trois-Rivieres Aigles INF Taylor Brennan (pictured) has been named this week’s Pointstreak Player of the Week for the week ending June 3.
Brennan hit .476 (10-for-21) this past week, collecting a double, a whopping six home runs, 11 RBI, and three stolen bases. Four of Brennan’s six long balls came in a pair of two-homer games.
The Edmonds, Wash. native began his week on Monday with his first two-homer game. Both of Brennan’s hits in a 12-6 setback to the Sussex County Miners were home runs, as he drove in three of the Aigles’ six runs. In a Tuesday doubleheader, Brennan notched two hits and three RBI en route to an 8-2 win over the Miners in the opener, but followed that performance up with his second two-homer game in as many days. Though Sussex County took a 9-6 win, Brennan was 2-for-2 with both hits coming as round-trippers in game two. He also walked and stole a base in the game. Brennan went hitless on Wednesday, but Trois-Rivieres earned a series split against Sussex County with a 5-4 win.
After a Thursday off day, Trois-Rivieres opened a road series against their rival Quebec Capitales. Brennan’s power kept on providing for the Aigles, as he homered again as part of a 2-for-3 night in a 6-2 Friday loss. Trois-Rivieres evened the series on Saturday with a 6-4 win, and for the second time in a week, Brennan homered on consecutive days. His two-run homer in the fourth inning was part of a four-run frame in the win. He also walked and stole a base in the game. On Sunday, Brennan was 1-for-4 with a double in a 5-1 loss.
On the season, Brennan is hitting .370 with a double, nine home runs, and 18 RBI. His average ranks fourth in the Can-Am League, while he leads the circuit in both home runs and RBI.
Brennan is in the midst of his third Can-Am League season. He hit .262 in 58 games with the New Jersey Jackals in 2016, notching 11 doubles, seven home runs, and 34 RBI. He split the 2017 season between New Jersey and Trois-Rivieres, hitting a combined .274 in 94 games, and picking up 18 doubles, two triples, nine home runs, and 55 RBI. Prior to arriving in the Can-Am League, Brennan spent parts of five seasons in the Milwaukee Brewers organization. He reached as high as the Class A Advanced Brevard County (Fla.) Manatees, where he played 167 games in 2015 and 2016. The Brewers selected Brennan in the 37th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft from Edmonds Community College in his native Edmonds, Wash.
The Aigles will enjoy an off day Monday before opening a series at the Rockland Boulders on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The series, like all Can-Am League games, can be seen live and for free at www.canamleague.tv.
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