Pointstreak, the official statistician of the Can-Am League, has announced that Rockland Boulders RHP Justin Topa has been named Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending June 4.
Topa made two starts this week, and earned a pair of victories. His first start came Monday against the Ottawa Champions in game one of Rockland’s Memorial Day doubleheader. Over five innings, Topa did not allow a run, gave up just two hits and did not walk a batter. He struck out four hitters as Rockland rolled 10-0.
The Binghamton, NY, native returned to the mound on Sunday to face the Quebec Capitales on the road. Working six innings, Topa struck out three and did not walk a batter. He surrendered four runs on five hits, but was buoyed by his offense in a 6-4 Rockland win.
Topa is now 3-0 with a 2.90 ERA over his four appearances in 2017. He has struck out 16 and walked just three over 21.2 innings of work.
The fourth-year professional is in his first season in Independent Baseball following a three-year stint in the Pittsburgh Pirates system.