Leasure, Serratos earn opening-month honors

Jordan Leasure and Oscar Serratos were named Appy League Pitcher and Player of the Month, respectively

The Appalachian League announced that Elizabethton right-handed pitcher Jordan Leasure and Burlington infielder Oscar Serratos were named June Pitcher and Player of the Month, respectively.

Leasure pitched in five games in June, owning a 0.82 ERA and posting a 2-0 record. The right-hander threw 11.0 innings and allowed just two hits and one earned run in June, walking zero for a 0.18 WHIP. Leasure, who pitches collegiately at Tampa, struck out 19 batters throughout the month, holding opposing hitters to a 0.57 BAA. He has struck out a batter in every appearance so far this season, including a six-strikeout performance in three innings against Bristol on July 3.

Serratos batted .371 (33-for-89) in June, hitting a pair of homers and driving in 24 runs. He posted a .584 SLG, compiling 11 doubles and a triple. Serratos, who had a .446 OBP, also scored 21 runs and stole 12 bases. The current league leader in total bases, Serratos had 52 throughout the month. The Biola infielder – who was named Appy League Player of the Week on June 14 – is currently at or near the top of nearly every offensive statistical category, including the league lead in RBI.

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