Two out of three seasons isn’t bad; like 2016, this Valley League season saw a UAB hitter perform very well for the Strasburg Express.
Like Carter Pharis before him (4th best hitter in ’16), this year it’s rising junior Colton Schultz, the 6-foot, 200-pound outfielder.
In the league, Colton finished 8th in on-base percentage, 8th in RBIs, 9th in runs scored, and was named 2nd Team All-Valley at designated hitter. He was named the hitter of the day on July 2nd, when he went 4-5, with 3 runs, 2 home runs, and 5 RBIs. He had 3 hits in a game 4 times, and 4 hits once. Here are his stats for the season:
Here are his stats for UAB:
Watch for a jump in those rate stats next spring in Colton’s junior year! Congratulations on your excellent summer!