Thomas Smith Earns Turk Player of the Week
This week’s winner is another new face to the Player of the Week list. Thomas Smith the junior from Georgia Tech had a monster week that helped boost his batting average on the season to .320. In the six games played this week the, Turks were 2-4, losing three of those games by only one run and the other by two runs. The utility weapon who is Thomas Smith kept the Turks in all of the games and was one of the constant bats in the lineup for Coach Wease as the Turks found themselves in a bit of a hitting slump.
Smith, however, had the best week of his summer season. Thomas batted .381 with 2 HR and 3 RBI. He led the team in all of those offensive categories this week. He also out slugged his teammates by a staggering margin. Smith’s slugging percentage was a cool .714 out slugging the next highest average by .325 points. Smith does a little bit of everything on the field, as he plays second base and third base for the team. Smith allows the Turks to rotate their lineup around and give a guy a night off if needed. Smith’s ability to play all over the field is one of the unsung stories of the season.
Thomas Smith came into the season on fire and doesn’t seem to be letting up. He is second only to Mike Warren in batting average and second to R.J. Perucki in home runs. Smith is a player that makes any team he is on better. With the season coming closer to the finish line and the division race all tied up, Smith and his team have a chance to take the pennant.