Harrisonburg Turks Player of the Week
This week’s Harrisonburg Turks Player of the Week is Duke University second baseman Andy Perez. The sophomore right hander is coming off a terrific year at Duke. Perez batted .316 with 25 RBIs and was named to the all ACC team. The rising blue devil entered Harrisonburg with high expectations as being one of the cornerstones of the infield. The Georgia native has not disappointed.
Perez came into last Monday’s game against the Staunton Braves with a batting average of .250 with 5 RBIs. After last night’s game against the Waynesboro Generals, Perez is now batting an impressive .327 with 9 RBI’s. Perez’s tear of a week has bumped his average up .77 points in five games and nearly doubled his runs batted in. In those five games he has 8 hits, 3 being extra base hits. Perez’s strong performance this week has kept the Turks in the Southern division hunt with a 6-5 record. He even caught the eye of head coach Bob Wease who nominated him for the VBL player of the week. If Perez can stay hot Turks fans could possibly find themselves watching their team in another championship series.