VIENNA , Va. July 4—Great players not only help extend a team's winning streak, but also try to prevent the team from losing one.
That's precisely what Steven Gauthe did this week for the Vienna Senators, the defending champions of the Clark Griffith League.
The Senators went 3-1 this week, and had a game suspended due to rain this week. The Senators extended their wining streak to 11 games this week. But the streak on Sunday when Vienna lost 9-3 to the Columbia Reds of the Maryland Collegiate Baseball League in Game 2 of a doubleheader.
In the wins and the loss this past week, Steven Gauthe, from Copiah-Lincoln Community College , worked hard to keep Vienna going strong. The Belle Rose , La. native batted .533 this week—which led the Clark Griffith League. He also had a double and three RBIs this week.
The 5'11 athlete hit an RBI single in the first game and an RBI double in the second game against the Columbia Reds to help put the Senators on the board for the first time in each game.
Gauthe, who was a standout at Assumption High School , has been going strong all season for the Senators. For the season, he is second on the team in batting average, as he's batting .333 with 12 total RBI.
His glove has also been important for the Senators this season, as he's made 21 put outs with 45 assists. He's been involved in seven double plays this season.
In fact, it was for his glove that got him recognition this spring. Gauthe received the Rawlings NJCAA Division II Baseball Gold Glove Award this spring for his work with Copiah-Lincoln.
As a shortstop this spring, he collected 77 assists with 40 put outs and had a .952 fielding percentage. He was a part of 14 double plays this spring.
In 28 games with Copiah-Lincoln this spring, Gauthe batted .395 and had 16 RBI.
Gauthe's combination of strong fielding and strong hitting will help lead the Senators to their unprecedented ninth Clark Griffith League title as well as a second consecutive trip to the National Baseball Congress World Series.
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