HOLLY SPRINGS – The Coastal Plain League announced today that Alex Christie of the Tri-City Chili Peppers and Wilmington Sharks reliever Jordan Zuger were tabbed the Hitter and Pitcher of the Week respectively for the second week (June 2 – June 8) of the 2024 CPL season. CPL Players of the Week are brought to you by Trackman Baseball, providing players and coaches next-generation analytical data all season long.

A senior utility player from Hanover College, Christie led the league with a .667 average and 10 hits on the week. He also had the best slugging percentage (1.333), on-base percentage (.737) and OPS (2.070) across the league. Of his 10 hits, two were for doubles, two for home runs and another for a triple. He finished the week with six runs scored, seven RBIs, was hit twice, walked twice and stole two bags.

On the bump, Zuger didn’t earn a decision, but was quite reliable for Wilmington. The 6-2, 215-pound righty from Belmont made three appearances, including one start, and threw a total of seven innings. In that time, he surrendered just two hits and walked a pair while not giving up a run and striking out a league-high 10 on the week. To go along with his perfect 0.00 ERA, Zuger also held opposing batters to a mere .091 average, while sporting a 0.57 WHIP and K/9 of 12.857.

About Coastal Plain League:
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. The CPL is currently comprised of 15 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date, the CPL has had over 1,750 alumni drafted, and 188 alums make their Major League debut. Most notable alumni include Justin Verlander, Ryan Zimmerman, Mark Reynolds, Kevin Youkilis, Chris Taylor, Alec Bohm, Jake Cave, Chas McCormick and NFL Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok @CPLBaseball.

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