The Coastal Plain League announced today that Peninsula’s Kyle Kempf was named the 919 Marketing CPL Hitter of the Week, while Quinn Atwood of Wilson earned 919 Marketing CPL Pitcher of the Week honors for the tenth week of the 2014 CPL season (July 28-Aug 4).
Kempf, a red-shirt sophomore at Southern Indiana, ended the regular season on a tear batting .600 in five games for the Pilots. The 2014 CPL All-Star drove in four runs with one double and seven total bases for a .700 slugging percentage while also terrorizing the base paths, stealing five bases in six tries and scoring four runs of his own. Kempf finished the regular season with a .296 batting average, seven doubles, two triples, three home runs and 26 RBIs.
Meanwhile, with the playoffs on the line, Atwood had his best game of the season on the mound. The sophomore from Texas State did not allow a hit until the final inning of the first game of a double-header with Wilmington when the Sharks’ Nate Moorhouse ended Atwood’s no-hit bid with a double. Atwood finished off the seven-inning complete game shutout without allowing another hit and striking out two for a .048 opponent’s batting average.
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 72 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).