Gilliam Garners Second South Atlantic League Player of the Week Honors
Charleston outfielder continues power surge for first-place Dogs
Gilliam becomes the first RiverDog to garner multiple Player of the Week awards this year. (Zach Bland)
By Matt Dean / Charleston RiverDogs | August 7, 2017 4:58 PM ET
CHARLESTON, S.C. - After ripping six extra-base hits and leading Charleston to a winning homestand over their in-state rivals, RiverDogs outfielder Isiah Gilliam has been named the South Atlantic League's Player of the Week for July 31-August 6 as announced by the league office on Monday.
Gilliam, 21, continued his power surge with Charleston on their 4-3 stint at Joe Riley Park over the last week, going 10-for-26 (.385) with two homers, four doubles, and 7 RBI while appearing in all seven games of the homestand. His six extra-base knocks produced a .769 slugging percentage over the course of the week.
It is the second Player of the Week honors garnered by the Atlanta, Ga. native this year, and the third time a RiverDogs player has been named the league's hitter of the week. The former 20th round pick out of Chipola Junior College also hauled in the SAL's weekly hardware for the period of May 8-14.
The third-year pro currently leads all RiverDogs batters in homers, doubles (27), and RBI (68) in which he also ranks second in the league. His 20 extra-base hits since the All-Star break ranks third in the SAL circuit over that span.
Gilliam and the first-place RiverDogs (61-51, 27-15) begin a weeklong road trip in Columbia on Monday to begin a three-game tilt with the Fireflies (57-53,17-15), the Class A affiliate of the New York Mets. Charleston will send their Opening Night starter, righty Nick Green (7-7, 4.52), to face Columbia right-hander Justin Brantley (0-0, 5.40). The game can be tuned into on WTMA 1250 AM and live streaming audio on riverdogs.com and the RiverDogs' TuneIn radio station.
RiverDogs tickets, including options for the all-new Riley Park Club, are now available and can be secured by contacting the box office at (843) 577-DOGS (3647) or online at riverdogs.com/tickets. Those that can't make it to the park can follow every pitch of the RiverDogs season on WTMA 1250 AM in the tri-county area or by streaming online at riverdogs.com and the TuneIn Radio App by searching "RiverDogs." All 70 RiverDogs home games are available with online streaming video at MiLB.tv.
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