The Coastal Plain League announced today that Marek Chlup of the Holly Springs Salamanders was named Hitter of the Week, while Kyle Luigs of the Savannah Bananas earned Pitcher of the Week honors for the second week of the CPL regular season (June 6 – June 13.) CPL Players of the Week are brought to you by Trackman Baseball, providing players and coaches next-generation analytical data all season long.
Chlup, a sophomore at North Greenville, was an absolute force at the plate in week two for the Salamanders, notching five extra base hits and a .462 batting average across 13 at-bats. In total he had one double, one triple and three home runs while driving in four and scoring eight runs. The outfielder found other ways to get on base as well, drawing three walks and two hit-by-pitches to push his on-base percentage to .611 to a go along with a 1.996 OPS and 1.385 slugging.
On the mound, Luigs continued his impressive season with yet another scoreless outing on June 11 versus the Macon Bacon. The Jacksonville State graduate earned the win in the close 1-0 victory, allowing only one hit and no runs or walks across six innings while striking out nine. His efforts pushed his season totals to a league-leading 21 strikeouts and a 0.60 ERA after three starts thus far.