Texas Collegiate League Weekly Awards

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

Player and Pitcher of the Week for week 4 in the Texas Collegiate League.  Mark Hudson of the Victoria Generals and Lee Orr of the East Texas Pump Jacks were named Co-Players of the Week.  Zach Oates of the Texas Tomcats was named Pitcher of the Week.

Co-Players of the Week
Mark Hudson, Victoria Generals
The reigning TCL Player of the Year proved he has recovered from a broken wrist, stroking a .526 average (10-for-19) with two doubles in four games last week. Hudson scored four times and drove in three while striking out just once and drawing a walk. Hudson was at his best early in the week, as he was 4-for-5 with an RBI Monday at Alexandria. The next night he was 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI as the Generals beat the Aces.
Lee Orr, East Texas Pump Jacks
This is the second-straight week Orr has garnered Co-POW honors. While his average (.368) paled in comparison to Hudson’s, Orr’s combination of power and speed earned him repeat honors. For the week, Orr hit two home runs and slugged at a .684 clip while stealing seven bases in seven attempts. Orr was 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and three steals Tuesday against McKinney. His second circuit shot came against North Texas on Saturday.

Pitcher of the Week
Zach Oates, Texas Tomcats
Oates was honored as TCL Pitcher of the Week after throwing just the second no-hitter in league history, although he was saddled with the 2-0 loss. Starting the first game of a Friday doubleheader in East Texas, Oates posted the first TCL no-hitter since Brazos Valley’s Clint Helms turned the trick in 2007. He struck out three over six innings and allowed just four baserunners on three walks and a hit batter. Unfortunately, three of those runners reached in the pivotal second inning, two of them scoring on groundouts to saddle Oates with an historic defeat.

Previous Winners

Player of the Week
Pitcher of the Week
Week 1
Kevin Mihalik, Texas
Brad Kottman, East Texas
Week 2
Zac Fisher, East Texas
Levi Saenz, Brazos Valley
Week 3
Brendan McGaheran, Victoria
Lee Orr, East Texas
Ryan Turner, Victoria
Week 4
Mark Hudson, Victoria
Lee Orr, East Texas
Zach Oates, Texas