Louisville Bats’ second baseman Cody Puckett has been named the International League’s Batter of the Week for June 18 through June 24. A big part of the Bats current seven-game winning streak, Puckett hit .560 (14-25) during the week, scoring nine runs, knocking in seven and launching his first career Triple-A home run on June 19 against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees.
Here’s the release from the league:
Outfielder Cody Puckett banged out a League-best 14 hits this week to lead the Louisville Bats to seven straight victories. Entering Monday hitting just .189 for the season, Puckett had three separate games this week with three hits and he also paced the circuit with a .656 on-base percentage and nine runs scored. He scored at least one run in six of his seven games, while adding his first home run of the year on Tuesday. Before this week’s outburst, Louisville had won consecutive games just five times this season.
25-year-old Cody Puckett is in his fifth season as a professional player and first above the Double-A level. He was hitting .268 with 7 home runs and 21 RBI in 37 games at Double-A this season before being promoted to Louisville in mid-May. Puckett is a native of Apple Valley, California.
Puckett is the second Bats player to earn the honor this year. Paul Janish was named IL Batter of the Week after the first week of the season. Last year, Juan Francisco (August 15 through August 22, 2011) was the only Louisville player to earn the honor.
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