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Torbert Independent Player of Year!



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Sioux Falls, SD—Sioux Falls Fighting Pheasants slugger Beau Torbert took home many awards this season and now has the biggest award of them all. It was announced today that Torbert has been named Baseball America’s 2010 Independent Player of the Year.  He becomes just the second American Association player to ever earn the award which is chosen by the staff of Baseball America. Baseball America is a magazine and website that covers all aspects of baseball from high school, colleges and the draft to the minors, independent leagues and the majors.   

This is the third major postseason award given to Torbert who was also named American Association Player of the Year and Pointstreak’s Star of Stars award which is given out for overall statistical excellence. Torbert also earned league Player of the Week honors on August 29th and was named Batter of the Month for the month of August.  He helped lead the Pheasants to a club record 63 wins and first and second half North Division titles.  

Torbert posted one of the best offensive outputs in the history of the league in 2010. He set a team and league record with a .394 batting average. Torbert finished second in the league with 24 home runs and his 100 RBI was tops in the league and set a new team record. The Phenix City, AL native amassed 155 hits this season, breaking the previous league record (148) and team record (136) for hits in a season. From June 20 to July 10, Torbert hit safely in 18 consecutive games. He collected 51 multi-hit games during the year, including seven four-hit games. He notched at least one hit in 80 of 95 games played, and only once did he fail to garner a hit in two consecutive games. Torbert also set a team record for doubles in a season and a league record for total bases in one season. 

Torbert is the feature story on www.baseballamerica.com. Click here to view the story.
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