WINNIPEG, MB – Winnipeg Goldeyes designated hitter and first baseman David Bergin has been named the American Association’s Batter of the Month for July.

In 26 games last month, Bergin hit .368 with seven home runs and 22 RBI.  The month also included the latter half of a stretch where the Tampa, Florida native reached base in 43 consecutive games (hit, walk, or hit by pitch).  The on-base streak is the longest in the American Association this season.  From June 27th through July 13th, Bergin assembled a career-high 16-game hitting streak (25-for-61, .410).

Bergin is in his first season with the Winnipeg Goldeyes and was acquired in a three-way trade with the St. Paul Saints and Gary SouthShore RailCats on February 6th.  Entering Tuesday, Bergin ranks 10th in the American Association in batting average (.323), tied for second in home runs (17), tied for fifth in RBI (53), first in extra-base hits (39), fifth in on-base percentage (.425), and third in slugging percentage (.614).

Bergin’s honour marks the sixth time a Goldeye has been recognized by the American Association.  Shawn Pleffner (May 18th-21st), Wes Darvill (May 22nd-28th), and Andrew Sohn (July 10th-16th) have all been named Batter of the Week, while Kevin McGovern has twice earned Pitcher of the Week accolades (May 29th-June 4th and June 26th-July 2nd).

The Goldeyes play a double header against the Sioux City Explorers tonight.  First pitch at Lewis and Clark Park is scheduled for 6:05 p.m.  All the action can be heard locally on 93.7 FM CJNU and worldwide at www.cjnu.ca

The Winnipeg Goldeyes return home on Friday, August 11th when they host the Wichita Wingnuts at 7:05 p.m.  Tickets for all Goldeyes’ home games are on sale now by calling 1-855-GOLDEYE, visiting www.ticketmaster.ca/goldeyes, or visiting any Ticketmaster location, including the box office at Shaw Park.

For information on Winnipeg Goldeyes’ season tickets, 10-game mini packs, and group outings, call the Goldeyes’ office at (204) 982-BASE or visit the Goldeyes’ official website at www.goldeyes.com

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