|Clark named SAL Player of Week|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Monday, 18 July 2011 14:45|
The Hickory Crawdads, 1st-Half Northern Division Champions, have announced that Crawdads 1B Andrew Clark has been named by the South Atlantic League as SAL Player of the Week for July 11 - 17. It is the Crawdads third SAL Weekly Award of the season.Clark, 23, helped lead the first-place Crawdads to a 5-1 record during the week by hitting .391 (9-for-23) with four home runs and 12 RBIs in the team's six games. Clark also added two doubles, seven runs scored and four walks, while posting a .481 on-base percentage and a 1.000 slugging percentage.
The Indianapolis, Indiana, native is hitting .302 with eight bombs and 41 RBIs through 80 games overall this season. Clark has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games, hitting .469 (15-for-32) with five homers, 15 RBIs and 11 runs during that stretch. He leads the entire South Atlantic League with a .427 on-base percentage, while also leading the team and ranking tied for 3rd in the league in walks (52). Clark was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 13th round of the 2010 draft out of the University of Louisville. Click here to visit Clark's player page .
Clark becomes the third Crawdad this season to win an SAL Weekly Award, joining OF Jake Skole and RHP Nick Tepesch, who swept the Weekly Awards for June 6-12.
NOTES: The 'Dads go for the series sweep in Delmarva on Monday at 7:05 pm......The Crawdads will return home on Wed., July 20 to kick off a seven-game homestand with Redneck Night against the Greensboro Grasshoppers. First Pitch is at 7 p.m., gates open at 6 pm. It will also be Guaranteed WINsday, with all fans in attendance receiving a FREE ticket to a future game this season if the 'Dads don't win.....Also, July 20 will be another Conrad's Self-Esteem Wednesday. Say the words "Conrad's Self-Esteem" at the Ticket Office and get a Half Off Ticket to the game, with $2 going to Catawba Valley Behavioral Healthcare. Also, Wednesday is Unemployment Night - show your NCESC-issued debit card or online statement for four free tickets to the game......Get your tickets right now for the Crawdads annual Christian Concert Game, featuring Sidewalk Prophets, this Saturday at L.P. Frans Stadium! First Pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. against the Delmarva Shorebirds, with the 2010 Dove Award winners performing after the game. All tickets are just $12 and going fast! Click here to get your tickets right now, or call (828) 322-3000.
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