|Williams Named SAL Player of Week|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Monday, 19 August 2013 18:07|
Hickory Crawdads OF Nick Williams has been named the South Atlantic League's Player of the Week for August 12 - 18th, his second such award this season. Williams
also took home the designation for the week of April 15 - 21, the second week of the season.
Williams, 19, hit .400 (8-20) during the six-game span, while also picking up 4 doubles, 2 home runs, 3 RBI, 6 runs and 2 walks. The week was highlighted by the left-handed hitter's game against Asheville on August 15th, where he went 2-2 with a solo homer, a double, two walks and a stolen base in the Crawdads 4-1 win.
For the season, Williams is batting a team-best .305 with 17 home runs and 60 RBI. A 2nd round pick in 2012, Williams is also among the SAL leaders in batting average (7th), triples (1st, 11) and slugging percentage (2nd, .585).
William's award is the 6th time this season a Crawdads player has won a SAL weekly honor, joining teammates Tyler Smith (4/4 - 4/14), Alexander Claudio (4/15 - 4/21), Joey Gallo (6/10 - 6/16), and Ryan Rua (7/8 - 7/14).
NOTES: The 2013 Crawdads Jersey Auction is up and running! Bid on the actual game worn road uniforms of your favorite players from the last 3 years, including Joey Gallo, Jurickson Profar, Ryan Rua, Nick Tepesch, Lewis Brinson, Justin Grimm and Jorge Alfaro! Check out the auction page here....Alfaro's 2nd straight game with a homer last night raised the Crawdads season long ball total to 156, just 17 away from the South Atlantic League record of 173 home runs in a season....The Crawdads stay on the road for four more games, including one more matchup in West Virginia tonight and three in Asheville. The 'Dads will return home on Friday, August 23 for a 3-game home stand against Augusta.
Photo Courtesy: Nick Willaims, Hickory Crawdads
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