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Heaters Abroad: Edition Five
Find out how your favourite Heaters are faring in Edition Five of Heaters Abroad
05/09/2018 3:12 AM ET
 (Twins Honkbal)

Warwick Saupold (Detroit Tigers, MLB)

Wazza is going from strength to strength in 2018, and picked up his first win of the season against the Tampa Bay Rays this week!

Saupold (1-0) has built on that display and is yet to be scored on this month through 3.1 innings as his season ERA sits at an impressive 2.45.

Peter Moylan (Atlanta Braves, MLB)

Like his fellow South Perth Cub, Moylan (0-0) is yet to be scored on in May - pitching 2.1 innings across three outings. His season ERA of 2.31 reflects a strong start to the year by the 39-year-old as the Braves sit 20-14.

Mychal Givens (Baltimore Orioles, MLB)

After struggling through the first month of the season (5.11 ERA), Givens (0-0) has bounced back to own a 1.69 ERA in May and has conceded just one run in his last 9.1 innings of work.

Although the O's have struggled this season (8-27), Givens is starting to show signs of why he owns a career 2.85 ERA.

Mike Ohlman (Pawtucket Red Sox, AAA)

In the past week, Ohlman is 5-15 with two homers and two RBIs, as his season average moves to .289.

Ohlman hit those two long balls in the same game - both solo shots against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRaiders.

Alex Burg (Oklahoma City Dodgers, AAA)

In limited game-time, Burg hit 2-8 this week with a double and an RBI. The former Heat catcher only started one of those games as his season average moves to .280. An encouraging sign for Burg, however, is that he's hitting .357 in his last 10 games.

Mike Brosseau (Montgomery Biscuits, AA)

Now we all know hitting home runs is impressive. But hitting three home runs in three games? 

That's exactly what Brosseau did this past week, as he exploded offensively.

In his first season at AA level, the third baseman is now hitting .247 with four home runs and 14 RBIs.

Correlle Prime (Frisco RoughRaiders, AA)

Although his average is nowhere near where he would like it to be, Prime can take heart from the fact it has increased with each passing edition of Heaters Abroad.

The 6"5 first baseman/outfielder is hitting .225, helped in part to a three-game hitting streak this week.

Zac Law (Bowling Green Hot Rods, A)

What a difference a week makes. 

In our last edition, Law was hitting .250 - far down on where he would have expected to be at, even at this early stage of the season. The 21-year-old catcher went 10-18 this past week, including a monster 4-hit night last Wednesday. He is currently riding a five-game hit and RBI streak.

INDEPENDENT BALL:

Alex Boshers (Southern Maryland Blue Crabs)

Boshers (0-2) was tagged with his second loss in as many starts as he gave up five runs on 13 hits in five innings against York Revolution.

The ABL All-Star did record five strikeouts, but couldn't help the Blue Crabs slipping to 2-8 on the year.

Joey Wong (Southern Maryland Blue Crabs)

Wong went 1-3 in that same game, hitting in the two hole. The former ABLCS MVP has found life difficult at the plate through the first 10 games, hitting .225, including a 5-23 streak this week. He did go 3-5 with a run and two RBIs last Thursday, however.

Joe Van Meter (York Revolution, Independent)

A third of the feared bullpen trio; VLS, Van Meter (1-0) appeared twice in the past week, surrendering a run in 2.2 innings as his season ERA sits at an impressive 1.93.

Kyle Simon (New Britain Bees, Independent)

The 198cm starter showed all his talent in his second start for the Bees on Wednesday, giving up just one earned run in six strong innings whilst fanning six batters.

Simon (1-1), now owns a 4.90 ERA through two starts.

OVERSEAS:

Sam Kennelly (Twins Honkbal, Netherlands)

Although it is fairly difficult to find box scores and translate Dutch to English, we have been able to find out that Kennelly went 3-4 for the Twins on Saturday in a 5-2 loss to Amsterdam Pirates.

The Twins have a great photographer who has taken a shining to our Sammy, so head over to their Facebook page and website for snaps of Sam enjoying his time in the Netherlands.

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.