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Marte Wins Eastern League Batting Title

By: Mike Vukovcan
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Mr. High School Sports is taking time to salute some of the WPIAL’s top regular season performers, including the batting champ in baseball, and the strikeout queen in softball…

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Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Pirates prospect Starling Marte capped off a great 2011 season by winning the 2011 Eastern League batting title.

Entering today’s game, Marte led Yangervis Solarte of New Britain by .02 in the race and after going 0-2 to start the game, Marte singled in his final at-bat of the season to raise his average to .332.

Marte became the first player in Altoona Curve history to win a batting title while still with the team.

Here are Marte’s final stats for the 2011 season:
Average- .332
At-Bats- 533
Hits- 177
Runs- 90
Doubles- 38
Triples- 8
Home Runs- 12
RBI- 50
Stolen Bases- 24
Walks- 21
Strikeouts- 98