OTTAWA – With a historic election happening in the United States, there is another campaign south of the border that Canadians can vote in involving a Canadian.
David Francis (Mississauga, ON) is nominated for the Single-Game Performance of the Year for the This Year in Minor League Baseball Awards, as voted on by the fans.
On July 22nd, the former member of the Junior National Team took the mound for what was only his fourth professional appearance of his career for the Danville Braves of the Rookie Appalachian League and threw six no-hit innings with two walks and an incredible 16 strikeouts.
The 20-year-old right-hander is up against four other candidates for the award who put up some solid single-game performances of their own. Francis is up against Bruce Billings of the Class-A Asheville Tourists, Tommy Hanson of the Class-A Advanced Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Tommy Everidge of the Double-A Midland RockHounds and Micah Hoffpauir of the Triple-A Iowa Cubs.
But wait, there is more. You can also vote for Hitter of the Year, Starter of the Year, Reliever of the Year and Team of the Year. You can review all the candidates’ credentials and vote for your favourites.
To vote for David, and to vote in the other categories, go to MLB.com or MiLB.com and cast your vote.