Van Houten Once Again Named Player of the Week


HARRISONBURG, Va. (7/21/03) – Staunton’s Erick San Pedro (Miami) and Harrisonburg’s Jeff Van Houten (Arizona) have been named Valley League Co-Players of the Week. The awards are based on games played July 14-20. Van Houten hit .545 (12-for-22) in six games this week and earned Player of the Week honors for the second straight week. The Turks’ outfielder went 4-for-4 with a double, two triples, three runs scored and four RBI in a 10-0 win over Covington Friday. Van Houten had three triples and four doubles on the week for a 1.00 slugging percentage. In the Turks’ 7-1 win over Front Royal Tuesday, Van Houten went 3-for-5, with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBI. Van Houten had two hits in the Turks’ 6-5 loss at Staunton Wednesday for his 14th multi-hit game of the season. On the week, Van Houten scored nine runs, drove in eight and walked three times for an on-base percentage of .600. Van Houten leads the Valley Leage in batting average (.448), slugging percentage (.781), on base percentage (.504) and doubles (15), and is tied for the league-lead in triples (4) and RBI (32).