COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.
- The Pacific Coast League today announced Iowa Cubs infielder-outfielder Micah Hoffpauir has been named PCL Hitter of the Week and Portland pitcher Enrique Gonzalez has been named PCL Pitcher of the Week for the week of August 4th-10th.
Hoffpauir hit four home runs against Round Rock on Saturday, August 9th to tie the modern day PCL record for most home runs in a game by an individual. The last player to hit four home runs in a game in the PCL was Eddie Williams of Las Vegas in 1998. Hoffpauir finished the week with a .422 average (12-for-27), five home runs, eleven RBI, and eleven runs scored. The Fort Worth, Texas native previously won the PCL Hitter of the Week award for the week of June 30th-July 6th. The Iowa Cubs have had five PCL hitters or pitchers of the week winners this season. Hoffpauir was selected in the 13th round of the 2002 draft by the Chicago Cubs.
For the second straight week the Portland Beavers have taken the PCL pitcher of the week award (Wade LeBlanc, August 4th). Gonzalez had two nearly identical starts this past week for the Beavers. Against Round Rock on August 5th he went five innings, allowed five hits and no runs with six strikeouts and one walk. In his next start against Colorado Springs the 5'10" right-hander went five innings again, allowed just one run on six hits and again walked one and stuck out six batters. The Bolivar, Venezuela native is in his ninth professional season and his first with the San Diego Padres organization after spending the previous eight seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
You can find more information on weekly awards and other League news all season long on the official Pacific Coast League web site, www.pclbaseball.com.
Hitter of the Week
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