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Players of the Month: June in Fort Wayne

Chris Kolkhorst

The Wizards finished in the middle of the pack within the Padres organization for winning percentage, although they were much closer to the Portland Beavers and Lake Elsinore Storm, than to the Mobile BayBears. Finishing up the first half at 38-32, the Wizards were led by the strong pitching of starters Michael Ekstrom, Clayton Hamilton and closer Matt Varner combined with the offense of catcher Colt Morton and left fielder Chris Kolkhorst, both of whom made the Midwest All Star team.

So far the second half hasn't started off well for the Wizards who were in dead last in the Eastern Division of the Midwest League with a 4-13 record at the time of this writing. The two bright spots for June at the plate were infielder/designated hitter Peter Ciofrone, who has been a solid run producer the entire year, and LF Chris Kolkhorst, a.k.a. "The Grit Man". Both Colt Morton and Matt...

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