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Bite star Mikey Reynolds claims ABL Batting Champion award
02/27/2019 12:11 AM ET
 

He set a blistering pace all season as one of the league's best hitters and on Wednesday Mikey Reynolds was rewarded with the ABL's Brett Brothers Batting Champion award.

The 28-year-old shortstop was on fire from the start and with the goal to be the best, he smashed it.

Success this season in Adelaide also led to a recent trial with the Texas Rangers and while it did not prove fruitful he credited Adelaide and the ABL for the second chance.

"I went into the season like I do every season in whatever league it is, with the mentality to be the best" he explained.

"The Rangers workout was a neat experience and I'm disappointed it didn't pan out into anything," Reynolds said.

"I don't think the workout would have been possible without the ABL season."

Reynolds claims the award alongside Perth veteran Tim Kennelly who was voted Players' Choice MVP earlier in February.

He is the fourth Bite player to win the award following Jamie McOwen (2010/11), Aaron Miller (14/15) and Mitch Dening (16/17).

Adelaide's light-footed superstar averaged .366 from 28 games with his mix of offence and defence one of the Bite's greatest tools, whether he was piling on extra base hits, stealing bases, or making flashy plays in the field.

Despite a mid-season injury he tallied 37 hits, 22 runs, 15 RBI and 11 stolen bases, plus a team-high 10 doubles.

He walked 11 times for a .440 on-base-percentage, and he struck out just 10 times all season.

Also named Bite Hitter of the Year, the Pennsylvania native said he enjoyed his time in Adelaide and is looking forward to a second season with the Club.

"I had so much fun with the Bite; from the coaches to players, to the office staff and interns, just coming to the field everyday was a joy.

"The team events when we got together for a Big Bash game, of kangaroo court, laughing hysterically in a hotel room with 25 guys.

"The memories are endless and I can't wait to make more next season."

On Thursday the ABL will announce the 2018/19 Helms Award winner. Bite pitcher Markus Solbach was named BLK Pitcher of the Year on Tuesday.

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