The Coastal Plain League announced today that Austin Pharr of HP-Thomasville was named Hitter of the Week, while Ryan Evans of Martinsville earned Pitcher of the Week honors for the sixth week of CPL action (July 1 - July 7.)
To say Pharr had an explosive week would be an understatement as the Columbus State rising senior put on a show for fans, finishing the week with a .423 batting average across six games and 26 at-bats. In total he scored nine runs while notching two doubles, four home runs and 10 RBIs for a .962 slugging percentage while also walking once to bump his on-base percentage to .444. Pharr also took part in the 2018 All-Star festivities as a member of the winning National All-Stars this past Sunday and Monday in Lexington, S.C., home of the Lexington County Blowfish.
On the mound, Evans was everything a closer needs to be for the Martinsville Mustnags in week six, racking up three saves in three apearances. The Grambling State rising senior allowed only two hits across his four innings of work while striking out three and walking three for a clean 1.000 WHIP and .143 opponent's batting average. Evans big week bumped him to nine total saves on the year, making him the league leader in that category.
About the CPL:
The Coastal Plain League is the nation's premier summer collegiate baseball league. Heading into its 22nd season in 2018, the CPL features 16 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date, the CPL has had over 1,450 alumni drafted and 115 alums – including 2017 ALCS MVP, 2017 World Series champion, 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander, as well as 2017 NLCS MVP Chris Taylor – make their Major League debut. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @CPLBaseball.