Squirrels Sands Earns Player of The Week Award

First Weekly Award For Richmond

By Richmond Flying Squirrels | July 9, 2018 9:04 AM

Funnville - The Richmond Flying Squirrels, in conjunction with the Eastern League of Professional Baseball, are pleased to announce that Richmond first baseman Jerry Sands is the winner of the Eastern League Player of the Week Award for the period of July 2nd through July 8th: Sands becomes the first Squirrels player to take home a weekly award this season. Richmond is currently on the All-Star break and will return to action on Thursday, July 12 in Trenton, NJ. The Flying Squirrels next game in Funnville is on Monday, July 16 for a Bark in the Park celebration.

 

Sands has been selected as the Eastern League Player of the Week for the period of July 2nd-July 8th. The 30-year old hit .429 (9-for-21) with five doubles, two home runs, five RBIs, six runs scored, two walks, and a .952 slugging percentage in six games last week. Sands, who is a native of Middletown, New York, reached base at least once in all six games he played in played in last week and had at least one extra-base hit in five of those games. That included a pair of games in which he came a triple shy of hitting for the cycle, going 3-for-5 with two RBIs in a 7-6 loss at Harrisburg on July 3rd and also going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored in a 6-2 win against Akron on Saturday night at The Diamond. The 6'4", 225 lb. slugger led all Eastern League hitters in extra-base hits (7), doubles (5), slugging percentage (.952), and OPS (1.431) last week. He also finished ranked among the weekly league leaders in total bases (20-2nd), home runs (2-tied 3rd), batting average (.429-5th), on-base percentage (.478-9th), and runs scored (6-tied 9th). Jerry was signed by the San Francisco Giants as a minor league free agent on June 3, 2017. He was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 25th round of the 2008 draft.

 

Jerry Sands' Batting Line for the period of July 2-July 8, 2018

G

AVG

AB

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

R

SB

BB

SLG

6

.429

21

9

5

0

2

5

6

0

2

.952

 

Jerry Sands' Batting Line for the 2018 Season

G

AVG

AB

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

R

SB

BB

SLG

78

.258

252

65

24

0

13

39

41

3

34

.508

 

In addition to Sands honor, Erie SeaWolves left-handed starting pitcher Matt Hall has been selected as the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the period of July 2nd-July 8th. The 6'0", 200 lb. hurler started a pair of games for the SeaWolves last week and had a record of 2-0 with 18 strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA. Hall, who is a native of Independence, Missouri, made his first start of the week on Monday against the visiting Bowie Baysox and pitched 6.1 shutout innings in Erie's 11-1 victory. He struck out eight batters and walked one while giving up just two hits to earn the win. Hall made his second appearance of the week on Saturday at Binghamton and pitched six more shutout innings in Erie's 10-0 win. He scattered four hits while striking out 10 batters and walking one. With his performance last week Hall extended his scoreless innings streak to 21.1 innings, a streak that stretches back to June 19th. The 24-year old led all Eastern League pitchers in strikeouts (18) and tied for the lead in wins (2) and ERA (0.00). He also ranked among the weekly league leaders in innings pitched (12.1-tied 3rd), WHIP (0.65-4th), and batting average against (.146-6th). Matt, who is rated by MLB.com as the 23rd best prospect in the Detroit organization, was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the sixth round of the 2015 draft out of Missouri State.

 

Matt Hall's Pitching Line for the period of July 2-July 8, 2018

G

W

L

SV

IP

H

R

ER

K

BB

ERA

2

2

0

0

12.1

6

0

0

18

2

0.00

 

Matt Hall's Pitching Line for the 2018 Season

G

W

L

SV

IP

H

R

ER

K

BB

ERA

27

5

2

0

57.0

33

16

10

76

25

1.58

 

 

 

 

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