Morton and Cheek named 919 Marketing CPL players of the week for week 3 of action
HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C.
The Coastal Plain League announced today that High Point-Thomasville’s Bradley Morton was named the 919 Marketing CPL Hitter of the Week, while Jared Cheek of Gastonia was named the 919 Marketing CPL Pitcher of the Week for the third week of the 2014 CPL season (June 9-June 15).
Morton, a junior out of Appalachian State, did a little of everything in week three, finishing with a .500 batting average, 18 total bases, and three stolen bases in six starts for the HiToms. The 6-2 North Carolina native had the week’s highest slugging percentage at .864 on two doubles and two home runs to go along with seven singles. Morton also drove in five runs and scored six runs helping the team to a 3-3 record on the week.
On the mound, Cheek continued his reign as one of the best pitchers in the league by tossing a seven-inning complete-game shutout against Forest City on June 10. The junior out of the University of Georgia allowed only one hit and struck out 11 for an opponent’s batting average of .045. After three weeks of play, Cheek sits atop six different pitching categories: ERA (0.45), opponent batting average (.079), strikeouts (27), hits allowed (5), runs allowed (1), and earned runs allowed (1).
About the Coastal Plain League:
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 18th season in 2014, the CPL features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. Further more, the CPL has had over 1,200 alumni drafted and 68 alums – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut thus far; while another notable alum – Russell Wilson – won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at CoastalPlain.com, and be sure to friend us on Facebook (at www.facebook.com/coastalplainleague) and follow us via Twitter (as CPLBaseball).