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Menlo School baseball coach is a minor league player of week

 

Kansas City T-Bones infielder Ryan Cavan, Menlo School's baseball coach and '05 graduate, has been named Pointstreak American Association Player of the Week for the week ending July 26. Pointstreak is the official statistician of the American Association.

Cavan collected a hit in all seven games he played this week, going 17 for 29 with three doubles, a home run and four RBI. He propelled the T-Bones to three victories for the week.

On July 22, Cavan recorded his first of four straight multi-hit games. He was 3 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored as the T-Bones ended their series with the RailCats by earning a 4-0 shutout win.

Cavan's best game of the week came July 23. In a 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Goldeyes, he was an impressive 5 for 5 with a double and two runs scored. Cavan kept hitting as Kansas City suffered a pair of narrow defeats on Friday and Saturday.

For the season, Cavan is batting .351 with 18 doubles and four home runs with 28 RBI. A 16th-round pick of the San Francisco Giants in 2009, Cavan played in their system for five seasons. He reached as high as Double-A, spending the entire 2012 season with the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

Cavan's best season was 2013, when he hit .311 over 86 games, primarily with San Jose. Cavan spent 2014 with the Southern Illinois Miners in the Frontier League before joining the American Association in 2015.

The T-Bones are tied for the American Association Wild Card lead and begin a road series with the Sioux Falls Canaries on Thursday.

— Menlo School Athletics

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