Pirates' Davis, Braves' Montilla named June 25-July 1 Players of the Week

By Betsy Haugh / Appalachian League | July 2, 2018 4:33 PM

REDINGTON SHORES, Fla. - Bristol Pirates outfielder Jonah Davis and Danville Braves pitcher Jose Montilla have been named Appalachian League players of the week for June 25 to July 1 by Minor League Baseball, as announced Monday.

Davis, the second consecutive Bristol player to earn the Appalachian League's weekly honor, posted a .542 batting average during five games for the Pirates from June 25 through July 1, recording multi-hit games in each contest. Davis went 13-for-24 with nine runs scored, including a two homer game against the Princeton Rays on June 28. He currently holds a .469 batting average, 1.000 slugging percentage, and 1.500 OPS for the 2018 season. Davis, 21, was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 15th round of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft.

Danville Braves' pitcher Jose Montilla earned Appalachian League Pitcher of the Week honors after throwing seven shutout innings in a 2-0 win over the Burlington Royals on June 26. He allowed five hits and one walk while striking out three en route to his first win of the season, lowering his ERA to 1.38. The Atlanta Braves signed Montilla, 20, as a free agent in June 2017.

The Appalachian League is a Rookie (Advance) league in Minor League Baseball that consists of 10 teams across North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The league was established in 1911, and the modern Appalachian League began play in 1957. For more information about the Appalachian League, please visit appyleague.com or follow the league on Twitter (@AppyLeague). This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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