The ninth best hitter in the 2019 Valley League season is UMBC’s rising senior Christian Torres!
Torres was a mainstay in the middle of Covington’s lineup:
He finished fourth in total bases (with 77), tenth in RBIs, tied for fourth in triples and doubles, and fifth in hits. He was an All-Star, a Showcase participant, first team All-Valley at third base, and at least one coach said that he was the best defensive third baseman of the summer.
He had a ten-game hitting streak from June 10 to 20, and ended his season by hitting in nine straight games as well. On June 3rd, he went 3-4 against Woodstock, with a run, double, triple, and three RBIs, and was named hitter of the day. Against Front Royal on June 18th, he went 3-3, with a double and three RBIs.
Torres has improved each of the three rate stats (batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage) in each of his years at UMBC:
After his freshman year in 2017, Torres raked in the awards:
- America East Conference Rookie of the Year
- America East All-Conference Second Team
- America East All-Rookie Team
- Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American
- ABCA/Rawlings All-East Region Second Team
The Valley League wasn’t his first summer league experience; he also played in 2017 for the Gaithersburg Giants in the Cal Ripken League:
Congratulations, and good luck this spring!