Lott, McGovern earn weekly awards

Kane County Cougars outfielder Todd Lott and Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks starter Kevin McGovern earned the American Association’s Pointstreak Batter and Pitcher of the Week for the week ending July 30th, the league announced Monday.

Lott has made quite the first impression with the Cougars, helping them play some of their best baseball of the season since his addition. In six games this week, Lott hit .360 (9-for-25), with seven of those nine hits being home runs. 

Lott drove in 14 runs with those nine hits while also hitting a double and walking twice. He capped off his week by hitting a grand slam to lead the Cougars to a win on Sunday in Lincoln.

This is Lott’s first taste of American Association baseball after playing in the St. Louis Cardinals organization since 2019. 

On the pitching side, the veteran in McGovern was outstanding in his start in Winnipeg this week, helping his team win 6-0 on Friday night.

The lefty went seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits and two walks on the night while striking out five Goldeyes along the way. 

It was McGovern’s 7th win on the season as he sits in a tie for second in that category in the league while ranking in the top 10 in strikeouts (68) and ERA (3.23) as well.

This is McGovern’s fourth season in Fargo-Moorhead and 11th in the American Association. This start was another return north of the border for McGovern, who pitched for the Goldeyes for parts of five seasons.

Pointstreak is the official statistician of the American Association.


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