Player of the Week ArchiveStephen Fife and Steve Tinoco
Bellingham pitcher Stephen Fife of Utah tosses gem, Moses Lake outfielder Steve Tinoco of Long Beach State extends hitting streak to 10 games
Bellingham Bells pitcher Stephen Fife of University of Utah and Moses Lake outfielder Steve Tinoco (pictured) of Long Beach State were named WCCBL co-Players of the Week for July 2-8. Fife opened the week with a masterful performance vs. Kitsap. The sophomore transfer from Everett C.C. tossed 8 scoreless innings and allowed only 4 hits while walking none and striking out 8 to earn the 2-0 win. Fife is 2-0 on the season and has posted a miniscule 0.69 ERA over 4 starts and 26 innings pitched. Fife's walked 8 and struckout 21 and the opposition is hitting a paltry .184 vs. Stephen. For the Utes this spring, Fife went 6-2 over 17 appearances and 6 starts and posted a 4.43 ERA.
Tinoco hit safely in all six games this week to extend his hitting streak to 10. Tinoco went 10 for 24 with 2 doubles. Tinoco is hitting .347 with a team leading 14 runs and 4 doubles. The frosh outfielder made 22 starts for the Dirtbags this past spring and hit .326 (86 at bats).
Both Fife and Tinoco were All-Star selections and will play in the league's All-Star game in Bellingham on Tuesday, July 17.
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