May 23, 2003

BC Powder Southern League Hitter and Pitcher of the Week Awards

(May 16 - May 22)

MARIETTA, GA ---

BC Powder Hitter of the Week

RYAN HANKINS – BIRMINGHAM BARONS

In a week that saw several outstanding offensive performances, Birmingham Barons’ first baseman Ryan Hankins was named the BC Powder Southern League Hitter of the Week. Hankins hit .423 (11-for-26), drove in five runs and scored six times. Hankins smacked eight extra-base hits with six doubles and two home runs. For the week, the 26-year-old had a .885 slugging percentage and a .464 on-base percentage. The Chicago White Sox selected Hankins in the 13th round of the June 1997 draft. He resides in Simi Valley, CA


AB
R
H
RBI
2B
3B
HR
SB
AVG

Hankins
26
6
11
5
6
0
2
0
.423


BC Powder Pitcher of the Week

EDWIN JACKSON – JACKSONVILLE SUNS

Jacksonville Suns’ starting pitcher Edwin Jackson was honored as the BC Powder Southern League Pitcher of the Week after an outstanding outing against the Mobile BayBears on May 20. The big righthander pitched 6.2 innings, surrendering no runs on two hits while striking out eight and walking three. Ranked by Baseball America as the 3rd best prospect in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ organization, he is also ranked number 99 in the top 100 prospects in all of baseball. Jackson was named the 2002 Los Angeles Dodgers’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year. The Dodgers selected the 19-year-old in the 6th round of the June 2001 draft. He resides in Columbus, GA.


W-L
IP
SO
BB
HITS
ERA
SV

Jackson
1-0
6.2
8
3
2
0.00
0