Photo Credit: Winnipeg Goldeyes
DURHAM, N.C.- The official statistician of the American Association, Pointstreak, has announced that Winnipeg Goldeyes INF David Bergin (pictured) has been named the league’s Rawlings Player of the Month for the month of July.
Bergin hit .368 (35-for-95) during the month, picking up seven doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 22 RBI. The Tampa, Fla. native picked up hits in 22 of the 26 games he played in during the month, and nine of those were multi-hit games.
Bergin was 2-for-3 in his second game of the month, a 6-0 win over his former team, the Sioux Falls Canaries. He homered for the first time in July on July 4, part of a 2-for-4 performance in a 6-5 loss to the Wichita Wingnuts on the road. Later in the same road trip, on July 7 at the Gary SouthShore RailCats, Bergin put together his best game of the month. He was 4-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in the effort, a narrow 4-3 Winnipeg victory.
In the middle of the month, the Goldeyes completed a sweep of the St. Paul Saints at home, and Bergin was 3-for-4 with a home run in the July 19 series finale. His blast was one of five Goldeyes homers on the day, propelling the team to an 11-5 win.
His final three-hit game of the month came July 22 at the Kansas City T-Bones, when he was 3-for-4 with a double in a 4-1 Winnipeg loss. Bergin is currently riding a three-game hit streak, which began on July 29 against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, when he was 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, and an RBI in a 7-2 loss.
Bergin is now hitting .323 (82-for-254) on the season, with 21 doubles, a triple, 17 home runs, and 53 RBI. His 17 long balls rank second in the American Association, while the 53 RBI rank him fifth.
Bergin is in his third season in the American Association. He played 90 games in 2016 between the Sioux Falls Canaries and the St. Paul Saints. He hit .262 in 79 games with Sioux Falls, collecting 17 doubles, a triple, 15 home runs and 58 RBI. He was also a key contributor in 11 games down the stretch with the Saints, hitting .279 with a double, four home runs and 13 RBI. Bergin’s first American Association season was in 2015, when he hit .331 in 93 games with the Canaries, racking up 23 doubles, four triples, 15 home runs and 65 RBI. He was originally a 30th round draft pick of the St. Louis Cardinals from Tennessee Wesleyan College in 2011, playing in the Cardinals and Colorado Rockies systems through 2014. Bergin topped out at the Class AA Tulsa (Okla.) Drillers in 2014, playing 12 games at that level.
The Goldeyes visit the Sioux City Explorers in a doubleheader tonight at 6:05 p.m. Central time. The games can be seen live and for free at www.americanassociationbaseball.tv.
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