Monday, August 25, 2008

Big News About Beau and Canaries

The Sioux Falls Canaries aren't the Corpus Christi Hooks or the Round Rock Express where Beau had to be hoping to end up this past Spring. However, Beau Torbert made the most out of playing for the American Association Sioux Falls Canaries as he was named the leagues Player of The Year.

"His season is highlighted by a July 7 game in Wichita where he hit for the cycle, becoming the first Canaries player to do so since Juan Thomas in 2005" according to the article on the Canaries website. Beau lead the league in slugging with a .568 slugging percentage. Torbert finished fifth in league and second on the Canaries batting .324. He finished behind team mate Will Smith who was second in the league batting .333.

Beau finished second on the team with 65 runs scored, third on the team with three triples, and second on the team with 14 stolen bases. Torbert was third on the team with 110 hits, fifth on the team with 20 doubles, and lead the team with 19 home runs playing in 90 games. Beau tied team mate Grant Richardson for the team lead in runs batted in with 71.

Sioux Falls Canaries manager Steve Shirley was named manager of the league for the American Association. Leading the Canaries to a first half North Division Championship and a 60-36 record. Here is the link to that article.

The Canaries open the American Association playoffs at home tonight against the second half North Division Champion Sioux City Explorers.

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