Player of the Week ArchiveClayton Mortensen and Brett Armour
Workhorses Clayton Mortensen of Wenatchee and Brett Armour of Bellingham throw gems on final day of regular season
Senior-to be right-handed pitchers Clayton Mortensen of Wenatchee and Brett Armour of Bellingham were named WCCBL Co-Players of the Week. Armour of Mesa State College twirled a complete game one-hit shutout vs. the first place Spokane RiverHawks to finish the season. His gem included 12 strikeouts. Armour, the West's starting pitcher at the inaugural WCCBL All-Star game, took a no-hitter into the seventh and only allowed three base runners on one hit, one walk and one hit batter while facing only 28 batters, one over the minimum. Armour finished the season 5-3 with a 2.41 ERA over 10 appearances, 8 starts and 59 2/3 innings pitched. He walked 25, struck out 57 and opponents hit a paltry .189 off the right-hander. Armour's memorable summer also included two shutouts.
Mortensen of Gonzaga University capped a tremendous second half (and week) by tossing a complete game seven-hitter at Aloha in the Sox and league's final regular season game. Mortensen earned his second win of the week by holding the Knights to one run as Wenatchee beat Aloha 2-1 to clinch a playoff berth. He beat Bellingham 7-6 on Tuesday. On Sunday, Clay went the distance walking one and striking out 5 sending his Sox to defend their 2005 title vs. Spokane. Mortensen went 3-0 in his last four starts, which included a shutout and a stretch of 20 consecutive scoreless innings. Mortensen, a 2005 WCCBL First-Team selection, finished the summer 4-2 with a 1.62 ERA over 11 appearances, 8 starts and 61 innings pitched.
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