Alec Keller Named Carolina League Player of the Week

Third Potomac Hitter to Earn Award in First Half

By Potomac Nationals | June 12, 2018 2:21 PM ET

Woodbridge, VA---The Carolina League announced that Potomac Nationals OF Alec Keller  has been named the Carolina League Player of the Week for the week of June 4th to June 10th. It is the third "Player of the Week" award for a Potomac player in the first half of the 2018 season.

Keller, who first played with Potomac back in 2015, has been scorching hot since he joined the P-Nats on May 11th. This past week, Keller went 13-23 (.565), with five extra-base hits and four RBIs. The 26-year-old raised his batting average from .292 to .380 over the past week. With three hits in Monday's doubleheader against the Salem Red Sox, Keller has currently picked up at least one hit in eight straight games, and multiple hits in six of the past eight games.

A 17th round pick by the Washington Nationals out of Princeton in 2014, Keller played in 53 games for Potomac in 2015, spent the entire 2016 season with The Red, White, & Blue, and then spent all of 2017 with the Double-A Harrisburg Senators. With Harrisburg last year, Keller his .264 with three home runs and 18 RBIs in 77 games.

This is the first "Player of the Week" award for Keller as a professional, though he was named a Mid-Season Carolina League All-Star with Potomac in 2016.

The P-Nats are back in action on Tuesday night, as they will play game three of a five-game series vs. the Salem Red Sox (Boston). First pitch is set for 7:05pm.

For more information on 2018 Potomac Nationals single game tickets, please contact Director of Season Ticket and Group Ticket Sales, Alec Manriquez, by phone at 703-590-2311, ext. 221, or via e-mail at amanriquez@potomacnationals.com. Fans with questions may also contact Potomac Nationals' Ticket Operations Manager, Matt LeBlanc, by phone at 703-590-2311, ext. 225, or via e-mail at mleblanc@potomacnationals.com.

P-Nats' 2018 ticket plans and group outings are currently available for purchase. For more information, or to purchase any of these plans, contact Potomac Nationals Director of Season Ticket and Group Ticket Sales, Alec Manriquez, by phone at 703-590-2311, ext. 221, or via e-mail at amanriquez@potomacnationals.com.

The Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League play at Northwest Federal Field at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia, and are the Carolina League affiliate of the Washington Nationals. The Potomac Nationals have claimed five Carolina League Championship titles (1982, 1989, 2008, 2010, and 2014) and nine CL Northern Division Championships. Sponsorship opportunities for the P-Nats' 2018 season and beyond are available, as well as all-inclusive corporate picnic outings to watch the future stars of the Washington Nationals at The Pfitz. 2018 Potomac Nationals season tickets and mini plans are now on sale. For more information on Potomac Nationals 2018 season tickets, mini plans, group outings, picnic packages, fundraisers, and all things Red, White, and Blue, visit the P-Nats online at www.potomacnationals.com, follow the P-Nats on Facebook (@PotomacNationals), Twitter (@PNats42), and Instagram (@pnats42), or call the Potomac Nationals' Extreme Custom Collision Ticket Office at 703-590-2311.

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