CBN POW, Week XVII: Tristan Pompey

 Former Toronto Mets OF Tristan Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) is following in his footsteps of older brother Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) who won four times. 

Former Toronto Mets OF Tristan Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) is following in his footsteps of older brother Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) who won four times. 

By George Farelli
Canadian Baseball Network

Dalton Pompey won the Canadian Baseball Network Player of the Week honours in Week IV in 2014.

He did the same eight weeks later.

He also earned the honour in Week X of the 2015 season.

And he won our award in Week XIV of 2016.

This week Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) had a good week, but he was not the winner after batting .308 (4-for-13) with one RBI at triple-A Buffalo, which was the 11th highest average by Canucks.

The top hitter this week and the winner of the Canadian Baseball Network Player of the Week award for Week XVII was none other than Dalton’s younger brother Tristan Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) who hit .526 (10-for-19) with a homer and three RBIs for the class-A Greensboro Grasshoppers.

Combined the Pompeys hit .438 (14-for-32) with a homer and four RBIs) and another POW honour.

How the week that was for Tristan Pompey as he:

_ Playing left field and batting third, he hit a solo homer as Greensboro lost 7-5 before 3,350 fans at FirstEnergy Park. Pompey hit a line drive homer to centre in the seventh his second of the season. The drive put Greensboro up 5-3 and came off Luis Cedeno.

_ Batting third and playing left, he had two hits in a 3-0 win against the Hickory Crawdads at 3,350  FirstEnergy Park. Pompey singles on a line drive by pitcher Tyree Thompson loading the bases. He also singled to centre in the third. 

_ Playing left field and batting third, he was a perfect 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI in an 8-5 Greensborro win over Hickory in front of 8,055 at First National Bank Field. Pompey singled on a line drive to left in the first and reached on an infield single leading off the third, both times facing Tyler Thomas. He doubled to centre in the seventh off Alex Eubanks and singled to centre in the eighth facing Josh Advocate. 

_ Batting third and playing centre, he was hitless in a 2-1 win against Hickory before 3,405 fans at First National Bank Field.

_ Playing right field and batting third, he had three hits, including a double and an RBI in a 6-5 win against Rome Indians in front of 1,518 fans at State Mutual Stadium. Pompey bunted for a base hit in the first against Freddy Tarnok; singled to centre in the seventh off Walter Borkovich and doubled to left against closer Cutter Dyals scoring the winning run later in the inning. 

Highlights of the Week
 
OF Ben Pelletier, Varennes, QC - Named Player of the Week in Single A New York - Penn League (July 23 - July 29). 
 
OF Tristan Pompey, Mississauga, ON - Name Player of the Week in Single A South Atlantic League (July 23 - July 29).
 
C-DH Andrew Yerzy, Toronto, ON - Named to the 2018 Single A Northwest League mid season All Star Team.
 
OF Tanner Kirwer,  Sherwood Park, AB - Named to the 2018 Single A Northwest League mid season All Star Team.

 
Top Offensive weeks
layer Class Team AB R H HR RBI AVG
 
Tristan Pompey - A Greensboro   19    6   10    1    3    .526
Mitch Robinson - Rk GCL Yankees  18   1    9    -    1    .500
Jared Young - A Myrtle Beach     17   -    8     -    5    .471
Tanner Kirwer - A Vancouver      17   3    7    -     1    .412
Malik Collymore - A Daytona      20   6    8    2    8    .400
Charles Leblanc - A Down East    20    2    8    -    4    .400
Vladimir Guerrero - AAA Buffalo   13   4    5    2    2    .385
Tyler O’Neill - AAA Memphis     11   5    4    1    2    .364
Andy Yerzy - A Hillsboro         20   3    7    -     1   .350
Connor Panas - A Dunedin       12   3    4     1    1   .333
Dalton Pompey - AAA Buffalo     13   2    4    -     1   .308
 
Mike Crouse - MEX Puebla       21   3    10    -     4   .467
Jamie Romak - KBO SK Wyverns   19   6    9    5    9   .464
(Minimum 10 ABs)
(Guerrero includes one game in Buffalo, three in New Hampshire)
 
BEST PITCHING PERFORMANCES
JORDAN ROMANO  RHP  -  AA  NEW HAMPSHIRE FISHER CATS   
APP  IP  H  R  ER  BB  K  W-L  SV  WHIP  WK ERA

1   5.0  3   1   -    1   6   1-0    -    0.80    0.00  
 
As has been his custom, Jordan Romano had another excellent start this week for New Hampshire. On July 27th in a 3-1 win over the Hartford Yard Goats he pitched five scoreless innings, gave up three base hits while striking out six Hartford batters to earn the win. This outing improved his record with the Fisher Cats in 19 Eastern League starts to 10-4 with a 3.40 ERA. 

RYAN KELLOGG  LHP  -  MYRTLE BEACH PELICANS
APP   IP   H  R  ER  BB  K  W-L  SV  WHIP  WK ERA

2   4.1   3  2   1    2   5  1-0    -    1.22    2.20  
 
Ryan Kellogg has been a consistent performer all season for the Pelicans, and this week made two more solid relief appearances. On July 25th in a 6-5 loss to Carolina Mudcats he pitched 2 1/3 innings, gave up three base hits and one earned run while striking out two Carolina batters, but was not involved in the decision. On July 28th in a 1-0 win over Lynchburg Hillcats he threw two scoreless innings, surrendering zero hits while striking out three Lynchburg hitters, to earn his third win of the year. His overall record with the Pelicans in 28 South Atlantic League appearances, now stands at 3-1 with two saves and a 3.82 ERA.
 
CONNOR LILLIS-WHITE  LHP  -  AAA SALT LAKE BEES  
APP   IP   H  R  ER  BB  K  W-L  SV  WHIP  WK ERA

4   4.0   2   2   2    5   4   1-0   -    1.75   4.50                   
 
Coming off a brief stint on the disabled list, Connor Lillis-White had a very busy and productive week for Salt Lake. It began on July 25th in 7-5 win over Memphis Redbirds when he 1 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing zero hits, while striking out two Memphis batters, to secure his second win of the season. On July 27th in an 8-6 victory over the Nashville Sounds he pitched 1/3 surrendering zero hits and one earned run as a result of three walks, but was not involved in the final decision. His third appearance was on July 28th in an 11-6 win over Nashville when he threw a scoreless 1/3 while striking out one Sounds hitter, and was credited with his fourth hold of the season. His final outing of the week was July 30th in an 11-8 loss to Nashville when he pitched two innings, gave up two base hits and one earned run while striking out one hitter, but again was not involved in the decision. His overall record with Salt Lake in 14 Pacific Coast League appearances, now stands at 2-1 with a 4.18 ERA.

 

Canadian Baseball Network Players of the Week

Week 1 _ OF Tyler O’Neill (Maple Ridge, BC) Memphis (Cards) and Josh Naylor (Mississauga, Ont.) San Antonio (Padres).
Week II _ RHP Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) New Hampshire (Blue Jays).
Week III _ RHP Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) Gwinett (Braves).
Week IV _ RHP Brock Dykxhoorn (Goderich, Ont.) Corpus Christi (Astros).
Week V _ 3B Vladimir Guerrero (Montreal, Que.) New Hampshire (Jays).

Week VI _ RP Phillippe Aumont (Hull, Que.) Toledo (Tigers)
Week VII _ 3B Vladimir Guerrero (Montreal, Que.) New Hampshire (Jays).
Week VIII _ RHP Curtis Taylor (Coquitlam, BC) Montgomery (Rays)
Week IX _ RHP Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) San Antonio (Padres)
Week X _ 3B Abraham Toro-Hernandez (Longueuil, Que,) Buise Creek (Astros) and 2B Charles Leblanc (Lavall, Que.) Down East Wood (Rangers).

Week XI _ C Andrew Yerzy (Toronto, Ont.) Hillsboro (Diamondbacks).
Week XII _ LHP Evan Grills (Whitby, Ont.) Hartford (Rockies).
Week XIII _ OF Ben Pelletier (Varennes, Que.) Williamsport (Philies)
Week XIV _ OF Tanner Kirwer (Sherwood Park, Alta.) Vancouver (Blue Jays)
Week XV _ INF Daniel Pinero (Toronto, Ont.) Lakeland (Tigers)

Week XVI _ OF Tyler O’Neill (Maple Ridge, BC) Memphis (Cards)
Week XVII _ OF Tristan Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) Greensboro (Marlins)