The Brainerd Mighty Gulls finished the first half of the Northwoods League season Tuesday atop the North Division standings. The team's 18-13 performance assured them a spot in the division playoffs at the end of the season's second half.
There were numerous Gulls whose individual performances during the first half placed them among the league's top performers.
Niko Bouzos leads the league in home runs with three while Dante Brinkley is second in stolen bases with 14.
Tim Gorski was Brainerd's top pitcher during the first half. He had a 4-2 record with an ERA of 1.59, sixth-best in the league. Gorski pitched 45 innings, allowing 33 hits and just nine walks while striking out 48, the second-highest total in the league. His three complete games is also tops in the circuit.
Mike Perkins' is one of the league's top closers. His eight saves puts him in a tie for the league lead with Waterloo's Zach Schreiber. Both have appeared in 14 games, just three off the pace set by Mike Egger of Waterloo.
Second baseman Ronnie Seets is the league's eighth-leading hitter with a .322 average. In 25 games, Seets has collected 29 hits in 90 at bats while scoring 14 runs.
Center fielder T. J. Bohn is one spot behind Seets with 37 hits in 119 at bats in 31 games, good for an average of .311.
Bohn's 37 hits puts him just two behind the pace set by Josh Arteaga of Waterloo. Bohn is also fourth in the league with nine doubles.
Seets' two triples puts him in a three-way tie for the top spot and his .422 slugging percentage is good enough to place him fourth in the league.
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