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Gunnar Buhner Named USPBL Player of the Week

July 23rd, 2018

ROCHESTER, Mich.Gunnar Buhner collects United Shore Professional Baseball League Player of the Week, announced by the league office on Monday. Buhner, an infielder for the Eastside Diamond Hoppers, batted .500 (7-for-14) for the week.

A native of Issaquah, Wash., Buhner drove in two runs and had a double en route to a .571 slugging percentage for the week. He helped the Diamond Hoppers to a 1-1 record last week.

Buhner is the son of former Major League Baseball standout Jay Buhner. Buhner played 15 seasons in MLB for the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners.

Winning Wednesdays kicks off this week of games with a 2 for 1 offer in the grandstands and batting practice on the field after the game for Woolly Wonka Night, presented by Noodles & Company. The first 500 fans receive a chocolate bar and five lucky fans will win a Golden Ticket, which gives them a Manager’s Suite for a game in 2018. One of the five will win a 65 inch, HD TV, courtesy of ABC Warehouse.

Thirsty Thursdays will be Zombie Night at the ballpark and a Pub Crawl, Fireworks Spectacular powered by XFINITY, 99.5 WYCD Country Music Night on Saturday and Sunday Fun Day with Minion Villain Party presented by Fairytale Entertainment.

To purchase tickets and view the schedule, please click here.

Week 1 (May 11-13) – Chris Mangus, 1B/DH, Eastside Diamond Hoppers
Week 2 (May 14-20) – Ethan Wiskur, OF, Westside Woolly Mammoths
Week 3 (May 21-27) – Jalin Lawson, 2B, Westside Woolly Mammoths
Week 4 (May 28-June 3) – Spencer Ibarra, OF, Utica Unicorns
Week 5 (June 4-10) – Carter Grote, INF/OF, Utica Unicorns
Week 6 (June 11-17) – Ryan Smith, OF, Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers
Week 7 (June 18-25) – Cody Brown, RHP, Utica Unicorns
Week 8 (June 26-July 1) – Dan Ward, 3B, Utica Unicorns
Week 9 (July 2-8) – Jimmy Latona, C, Utica Unicorns
Week 10 (July 9-15) – Jack Hranec, 1B, Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers
Week 11 (July 16-22) – Gunnar Buhner, INF, Eastside Diamond Hoppers