(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Catcher/1B Zack Collins , who hit .538 (14-for-26) with eight runs scored, three doubles, four home runs, and nine RBIs over seven games with the Charlotte Knights last week, was named as the International League's Batter of the Week for the period of August 12-18, as announced by the International League of Professional Baseball Clubs Inc. earlier today.
During the course of the seven-game week, Collins homered in three consecutive games, including a two-homer game on August 14 at BB&T Ballpark against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. The two-homer game was his second of the season and first since Opening Knight (April 4). He also recorded six RBIs on August 14, tying his 2019 single-game high from July 30 at Norfolk.
For the season, Collins, is hitting .296 (77-for-260) with 51 runs scored, 19 doubles, one triple, 16 home runs, and 68 RBIs with the Knights in 77 games this season. Earlier this season, the 24-year-old had his contract purchased by the Chicago White Sox on June 18 and made his major league debut on June 19. He connected on his first career major league home run on June 21.
Collins is Charlotte's third player this season to earn IL Batter of the Week honors and second in as many weeks. Last week, the IL rewarded Ramón Torres with the weekly honor. Outfielder Daniel Palka was named IL Batter of the Week earlier this season (May 13-20).
The Knights return home to BB&T Ballpark on Friday, August 23 to open their final homestand of the 2019 regular season. Single-game tickets for all games on the upcoming six-game homestand are available online at CharlotteKnights.com, by phone at 704-274-8282, and in person at the BB&T Ballpark Ticket Office.
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