The Coastal Plain League announced today that Cole Secrest of Peninsula was named Hitter of the Week, while Parker Thode of Holly Springs earned Pitcher of the Week honors for an abbreviated week six of the CPL regular season post All-Star break (July 10 - July 13.) CPL Players of the Week are brought to you by Trackman Baseball, providing players and coaches next-generation analytical data all season long.
Secrest, a junior at Lamar, managed a near incomprehensible 2.000 slugging percentage after notching three doubles and three home runs in only three games played. This left him at a .667 batting average to go along with seven runs driven in for the Pilots. The young outfielder also showed an eye at the plate striking out only once and drawing a walk to help his on-base percentage to .636 on his way to scoring five runs.
On the mound, Thode narrowly missed a complete game, instead going a full eight scoreless innings in a close 2-0 victory over the Martinsville Mustangs on July 12. The Grand View junior allowed six hits and walked none while striking out seven for a 0.75 WHIP. This performance earned him his first win on the season and pushed his season ERA to an impressive 2.95 across 36 2/3 innings pitched for the Salamanders in 2019.
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The Coastal Plain League is the nation's premier summer collegiate baseball league. Heading into its 23rd season in 2019, the CPL features 16 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date, the CPL has had over 1,600 alumni drafted and 124 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.