SAN JOSE, CA-
San Jose Giants third baseman Adam Duvall slugged 30 home runs during the California League regular season and received the Joe Bauman Award, presented by Musco Sports Lighting, for hitting the most home runs in all of Class A. Duvall beat out Lancaster Jethawks' outfielder Telvin Nash who finished with 29. As a result of winning the award, Duvall was presented with a check for $500 prior to last night's North Division Mini-Series Game 1.
"It is an honor for me to be recognized for hitting the most home runs in all of Class A", said Duvall. "I take pride in helping my team win any way I can. I want to thank my teammates and coaching staff for helping put me in a position to win this award."
Selected in the 11th round of the 2010 draft by the San Francisco Giants, Duvall enjoyed one of the finest regular seasons in the history of the San Jose Giants as he was named to the 2012 California League Postseason All-Star Team. He not only led the league in home runs, but also finished second in runs scored (101) and third in RBI (100). On August 17, he broke San Jose's single-season home run record with his 27th long ball of the year.
The San Jose Giants continue their march towards a 12th California League Championship tonight against the Modesto Nuts. The Giants defeated the Nuts 3-1 in Game 1 of their best-of-three Mini-Series last night at Municipal Stadium. Tonight's Game 2 and, if necessary, tomorrow's Game 3 will take place in Modesto. Fans can keep up with the game(s) on their San Jose Giants iPhone/Android App or by listening on sjgiants.com.
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