LeBlanc earns Player of the Week

Wade LeBlanc

For the second time this season, left-hander Wade LeBlanc has earned Player of the Week honors in the California League.

Wade LeBlanc earned Player of the Week honors for games played from May 21 through May 27 for the California League.

In two starts, the left-hander went 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA, allowing four runs, three earned, on 10 hits and a walk over 11.2 innings. He also struck out 10.

After giving up four runs (three earned) in 5.1 innings on Tuesday in an outing that ended in a no-decision, Leblanc quickly shoved that mediocre performance out of his memory in time to rebound for his next start against Lancaster.

Looking every bit like the pitcher who ranks fifth in the California League with a 2.19 ERA, Leblanc fanned six and allowed only two hits and a walk in six innings of shutout work in the Storms' 7-1 win.

LeBlanc first earned Player of the Week honors for the week of April 30 through May 6 when he did not allow a run over his two starts, giving up just three hits in 12 innings, walking two and striking out 14 to go 2-0.

Leblanc le-blanked Stockton over two near-identical starts that week. On the Sunday of that week, the 22-year-old left-hander surrendered two hits over six shutout innings while striking out four.

He was even more dominant the following Saturday, allowing just one hit over six scoreless frames while whiffing a season-high 10 batters. Needless to say, Leblanc won both starts.

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