Eaton Named Pioneer League All-Star

Eaton Named Pioneer League All-Star

Missoula Osprey outfielder Adam Eaton has been named to the Pioneer League All-Star team, with two other Missoula players receiving honorable mentions. Eaton also finished runner-up in the league's MVP voting and set a couple of single-season records for the Osprey.

Adam Eaton set two new Osprey single-season records, posting a .385 batting average and a .500 on-base percentage, and will also be the first Osprey player since Jesus Cota in 2001 to win the league's batting crown. Eaton also had seven home runs, 37 RBI, and 20 stolen bases. With two regular-season games left, Eaton leads the Osprey in stolen bases, RBI, slugging (.575), and hits (87).

For over a month, Eaton actually led the league in batting, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. His .385 average easily leads all Diamondbacks farmhands, with Yakima's Mike Freeman the only other player with an average over .315 (Freeman hit .333).

Eaton also finished second in the Pioneer League MVP voting, won by Ogden shortstop Jake Lemmerman. Lemmerman will finish second in the league in batting, and is currently hitting .364 with 12 home runs and 44 runs batted in.

Osprey first baseman Bobby Stone and starting pitcher David Holmberg also earned Honorable Mentions. Stone, who is in his third season in Missoula, enters the final series of the season in Helena with a .279 batting average, 10 home runs and 52 RBI. Holmberg played the first half of the season with the Great Falls Voyagers before coming to the organization along with Daniel Hudson in the Edwin Jackson trade. He made his final start of the seaosn on Labor Day, and finishes 2-5 with a 4.17 ERA, 76 strikeouts, and 16 walks in 77.2 combined innings.

Casper right-hander Albert Campos was named the Pioneer League Pitcher of the Year, while Helena manager Joe Ayrault and Great Falls skipper Chris Cron shared Manager of the Year honors. Recommended Stories

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