IMG Academy baseball program is proud to announce the Players of the Week for July 23rd.
Player of the Week - Jackson Smith
Pitcher of the Week - Jack Blumenthal.
Smith came to IMG Academy all the way from San Francisco, California. The Wahoo slugger is hitting a remarkable .625 through the first week and a half of play. Smith started off hot in the Wood Bat League as he went 2-3 in his first two games. When asked about Smith's play, head coach Jon Norfolk said Smith is one of the smartest ballplayers he has ever coached. We look to see some more extra base hits from Smith in the near future, as he swings a big bat at the plate.
AVG - .625 Runs - 4 Doubles - 1 RBI - 1 SLG%- .750 OBP - .727 SB - 2
Jack Blumenthal of the Royals hails from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Through the first week and a half of play, Blumenthal has sported a zero ERA and has struck out 16 batters. This Oklahoma native jumped past first game jitters as he pitched five innings, recording six strikeouts against the Tarpons. Blumenthal then pitched another scoreless ball game as he went five innings, striking out nine, and only allowing one hit. Only time will tell if Blumenthal can hold onto his nonexistent ERA and strikeout pattern.
E.R.A. - 0.00 IP - 10 2/3 SO - 16
Congratulations to these two players who have excelled in competition during the IMG Wood Bat League at IMG Academy baseball program!