The Coastal Plain League announced today that Edenton’s Ryan Raslowsky was named the 919 Marketing CPL Hitter of the Week, while Neck Hedge of Martinsville earned 919 Marketing CPL Pitcher of the Week honors for the sixth week of the 2014 CPL season (June 30-July 6).
Raslowsky has been one of the top hitters all season long in the CPL, having been named to both the CPL Select team that took on the USA Collegiate National Team in June, and the CPL All-Star Game to be played in Morehead City, N.C. on July 14. A junior at Cal State Northridge, Raslowsky continued his great summer-league season in week six, batting .500 with eight RBIs on two doubles and 15 total bases for the Steamers. He finished with a .577 slugging percentage, .552 on-base percentage while also tacking on four stolen bases in four tries, further showing his supreme talent.
Meanwhile, Hedge a sophomore from Penn State, was about as dominant as a pitcher can be on June 5 versus Columbia. His team went on to lose in extra-innings but his effort could not be ignored as he tossed nine shutout innings allowing only one hit and striking out six for a .037 opponent’s batting average. In his first appearance of the season for Martinsville, Hedge did not allow a hit until the fifth inning and used only 89 pitches over the course of his nine innings pitched.
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 70 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).