CLINTON, IA (September 3, 2019) - Peyton Burdick has been named the August Uncle Ray's Midwest League Player of the Month. The LumberKings leftfielder is coming off a torrid August that helped to push Clinton into the playoffs for the first time since 2016.
Burdick, 22, was drafted by the Miami Marlins in the 3rd round of this year's draft out of Wright State University. Since joining the LumberKings at the start of the second half, Burdick has been one been one of their most productive hitters. Despite missing half the season, he ended the regular season leading the team in RBIs, 59, and tied for the team lead in home runs, 10.
In August, Burdick became even more productive. He began the month of August by winning Midwest League Player of the Week honors for August 5th through the 11th. A day after winning the award, he registered his first multi-home run game of his professional career on August 12th against the Peoria Chiefs. In total, Burdick ended the month of August by batting .337 with six home runs and 30 RBIs and is the first LumberKing in three years to win a monthly award from the Midwest League.
Burdick will be in the lineup on Wednesday night in Clinton when the LumberKings open their best-of-three game playoff series with the Kane County Cougars at NelsonCorp Field. First pitch to Wednesday night's playoff opener is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. with gates opening at 5:00 p.m.
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About the LumberKings
The Clinton LumberKings, the only remaining Charter Member of the Midwest League, are in their 64th season in the league and their first year of affiliation with the Miami Marlins. They play their home games at NelsonCorp Field a park that has been home for the Clinton franchise since 1937. Since the club's inception, 285 former Clinton players have gone on to reach the Major Leagues. Advertising and tickets for the 2019 season are available by calling (563)242-0727 or by visiting LumberKings.com
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