The Coastal Plain League announced today that Ben Watson of the Morehead City Marlins and Timothy Cunningham of the Martinsville Mustangs earned the Hitter and Pitcher of the Week respectively for week nine of the CPL regular season (July 25-30). CPL Players of the Week are brought to you by Trackman Baseball, providing players and coaches next-generation analytical data all season long.

Watson finished the week with a .533 average, racking up eight hits, including a double and a pair of home runs. The redshirt freshman from Elizabethtown College also scored five runs and drove in 10 RBIs to go with a pair of walks. He sported a .1.000 slugging percentage to go with a .588 on-base percentage and a 1.588 OPS on the week. This was Watson’s second Hitter of the Week honor, as he also was selected in Week 1 of the 2022 season.

On the bump, Cunningham made three appearances against three different teams on the week for the Mustangs. He finished with a 1-0 record and 0.00 ERA through 7 2/3 innings of work. The 6-6, 225-pound righty from St. John’s gave up just five hits and walked one in that time, while striking out eight. Overall, he held opposing batters to a .185 BAA, while sporting a 0.78 WHIP and K/9 of 9.391.

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