HOLLY SPRINGS – The Coastal Plain League announced today that Wilson’s Rafe Perich and Asheboro’s Daniel Thompson were named the Hitter and Pitcher of the Week respectively for the eighth week (July 17 – July 23) of the 2023 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.

Perich was an offensive machine for Wilson this past week, collecting a league-high 11 hits. He slashed .550/.591/.800 with a pair of doubles and a home run. He also scored nine runs and drove in six RBIs, while walking once and reaching via hit-by-pitch once as well. The sophomore infielder from Lehigh is currently batting .309 for the Tobs on the season, while leading the team in hits (34), doubles (9) and runs (28). Perich has also drawn 12 walls, homered twice and totaled 19 RBIs.

On the mound, Thompson started two games for the ZooKeepers, throwing a total of 8 2/3 innings. The 6-0, 185-pound right-hander at UNC Greensboro surrendered just one run, earned, on three hits, while walking five and racking up a league-best 12 strikeouts. He picked up a win and finished with a 1.04 ERA; while also sporting a 0.92 WHIP, BAA of .100 and K/9 of 12.462 on the week. On the summer, he is 3-1 with a respectable 2.05 ERA through nine appearances, including five starts. He leads Asheboro in innings pitched at 30 2/3 and is second on the team with 44 punch outs.

About Coastal Plain League:
The Coastal Plain League is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. The CPL is currently comprised of 14 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date, the CPL has had nearly 1,750 alumni drafted and 178 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.