Testa picks up Player of The Week gong
11/19/2012 4:29 PM ET
Carlo Testa has been named an ABL player of the week (Theron Kirkman / SMP Images)
MELBOURNE slugger Carlo Testa has secured the Aces' second Player of the Week award.
Testa helped the Jet Couriers Melbourne Aces to victory in the final game of the Championship Series replay in Perth.
The Kansas City Royals prospect batted .455 across the three-game series, including five hits, a home run and four runs batted in.
The recognition shows how quickly things can change in baseball with Testa admitting a week earlier against Adelaide that he was still making mistakes (he was picked off at first base) that a player of his age shouldn't be making.
"I was on first with one out at the time, and it's inexcusable, it's a mental mistake that shouldn't happen.
"Physical mistakes are going to happen, but at my age... mistakes like that shouldn't happen. I wasn't stealing, I was going base to base... that's a rally killer, who knows what might have happened after that."
Testa set about righting the wrongs in Perth and showed great plate discipline throughout the series loss, managing to draw two walks which left his on base percentage at .538 for the weekend, as well as stealing a base.
General Manager Windsor Knox said that he couldn't be happier with Testa's efforts over the weekend.
"He's a phenomenal player, when you watch him take batting practice he has the moves, swing and mechanics to be successful, it's a great testament to both him and how great it is he's a Melbourne Aces player."
This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.