Athlete Of The Week: Kurtis Byrne

By: Brad Joyal

Topics: Athlete of the Week

Brewster catcher Kurtis Byrne. BRAD JOYAL PHOTO

BREWSTER – After experiencing a slow start in the batter’s box at the beginning of the summer, Brewster catcher Kurtis Byrne has been among the Cape League’s hottest hitters in recent weeks.

It couldn’t have come at a better time for the defending league champion Whitecaps, who are charging into the postseason following a dominant end to the regular season.

Byrne has been an engine for the team as of late, posting a .583 batting average after going 7 out of 12 at the plate in his past four games. The Chesterfield, Mo. native and East Division All-Star mashed three doubles and two home runs and tallied six RBIs during that streak.

He now posts a .267 batting average with 21 RBIs this summer, while also helping Brewster’s pitchers hold a cumulative 3.27 ERA.

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