BC Powder Southern League Hitter and Pitcher of the Week Awards
(May 23 - May 29)
MARIETTA, GA ---
BC Powder Hitter of the Week
TARRIK BROCK – JACKSONVILLE SUNS
Jacksonville Suns’ outfielder Tarrik Brock was named the BC Powder Southern League Co-Hitter of the Week. Brock hit .440 (11-for-25), drove in eight runs and scored six times. Brock smacked five extra-base hits with four doubles and a home run. For the week, the 29-year-old had a .720 slugging percentage and a .533 on-base percentage. A Southern League veteran, Brock was originally selected by the Detroit Tigers in the June 1991 draft. The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Brock as a free agent in 2002. He resides in Tarzana, CA.
MATT DIAZ – ORLANDO RAYS
Orlando Rays’ outfielder Matt Diaz was named the BC Powder Southern League Co-Hitter of the Week. Diaz hit .444 (12-for-27), drove in 10 runs and scored twice. Diaz smacked five extra-base hits with four doubles and a home run. For the week, the 25-year-old had a .704 slugging percentage and a .448 on-base percentage. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays selected Diaz in the 17th round of the June 1999 draft out of Florida State University. He resides in Winter Haven, FL.
BC Powder Pitcher of the Week
MATT PARKER – HUNTSVILLE STARS
Huntsville Stars’ pitcher Matt Parker was honored as the BC Powder Southern League Pitcher of the Week after picking up two wins. The big righthander picked up the win against the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx on May 23 pitching 1.2 innings, surrendering no runs on no hits and got another win against the Birmingham Barons on May 27 pitching five innings, surrendering no runs on one hit. For the week, the 24-year-old pitched 6.2 innings, surrendering no runs on one hit while striking out three and walking three. The St.Louis Cardinals originally selected Diaz in the 31st round of the June 1999 draft out of Mercer University before he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2000. He resides in Hartsfield, GA.