Patrice Briones, veteran player from the Pessac Panthers, earned the WEP Trophy for Elite Week 2. Credited with the win in a 4-3 comeback over Montpellier, he pitched 5 innings in relief (one extra-inning) for his first outing of the year after coming from DL. Forcing powerful batters to ground-outs, the left-handed pitcher allowed only 4 hits and 1 unearned run.
A major player in the French Elite League during the 90’s (statistics are not available), he also played two years in Spain (2008-2009) for CD Pamplona. In 2010, he decided to return to Pessac into the French Second Division and helped the young generation to reach the French Elite League.
Patrice Briones is also 3rd in history with 197 selections (54 in play) in the French National Team.
A committee composed by French Baseball fans Nicolas Millet, François Colombier (Rouen), Nicolas Chaloubh (writer for Honus), Sébastien Verger (umpire and statistician), Pascal Maitrot (statistician for the FFBS, in charge of Elite), Gaëtan Alibert (webmaster and player from the PUC) and Thomas Dormard vote each week for the Week-End-Player. First winner was Mathieu Brelle-Andrade of the Templiers Senart following his complete game shutout with twelve strikeouts in week one.