Trio of local hot hitters
Branford's Mike Olt is heating up for Spokane (Wash.) of the rookie Northwest League. He has 12 hits in his last 10 games, lifting his average to .278 with solid power numbers of 10 doubles, a triple, three homers and 19 RBIs. He's also stolen three bases.
Wolcott's Pierre LePage was sent to the Cubs instructional league team in Arizona, where he went 7-for-10 (.700) in two games. Guess he proved he was ready. He was immediately sent to Boise of the Northwest League, and is hitting .350 (28-for-80) with a homer and 18 RBIs in 20 games.
McKenna played at Bryant University; Olt and LePage at UConn.