Tulsa, OK - The Texas League announced that Tulsa Drillers outfielder Kyle Garlick has been honored as the Player of the Week for the period of August 28 - September 4. He is the tenth Driller to be awarded one of the weekly awards this season, following in the footsteps of Corey Copping, Matt Beaty, Erick Mejia, Jose Miguel Fernandez, Edwin Rios, Tim Shibuya, Kyle Farmer, Walker Buehler and Scott Barlow who each previously received the honor.
After missing the majority of the season with a broken hand, Garlick has come back strong for the Drillers down the stretch run. He earned the weekly honor thanks to his big week at the plate that helped lead the Drillers to the second-half North Division title and a playoff berth.
Beaty started in seven of the eight games the Drillers played this past week and was a major power threat for the club, hitting three home runs, scoring eight runs, and batting .360. He also had 4 RBIs while recording more walks (7) than strikeouts (4).
Despite missing two months with the broken hand, Garlick still managed to finish the regular season tied for fifth most home runs in the league with his 17 round-trippers.
Fans wanting to come cheer Garlick and the Drillers on during the playoffs at ONEOK Field can do so starting this Friday, September 8. After playing the first two games of the playoffs on the road in Springdale, Arkansas, the Drillers will return to Tulsa for a guaranteed home game Friday night. There will then be potential home games on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10 if necessary. Fans wanting to reserve their seats can do so online at TulsaDrillers.com, in-person at the ONEOK Field ticket office, or over the phone at 918-744-5901.
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