The Coastal Plain League announced today that AJ Mendolia of Wilmington and Peyton Cariaco of Macon were named the Hitter and Pitcher of the Week respectively for week seven of the CPL regular season (July 11-17). CPL Players of the Week are brought to you by Trackman Baseball, providing players and coaches next-generation analytical data all season long.

Mendolia, an infielder at Central Arkansas, led the league with a .625 average for the Sharks. Of his 10 hits, two were doubles and one was a home run. He also scored eight runs, drove in four RBIs and walked four times for the Sharks. Mendolia finished the week with a .938 slugging percentage and .750 on-base percentage, giving him an OPS of 1.688. And if that wasn’t enough, he tacked on two stolen bases as well.

On the bump, Cariaco made two appearances on the week for the Bacon, including a complete game shutout in game one of a doubleheader against Lexington County on July 16. The 6-1, 235-pound lefty from Kent State finished the week throwing 9 1/3 innings, surrendering seven hits and striking out eight. He held opposing batters to a .200 clip against him, while sporting a 0.75 WHIP and a K/9 of 7.714.

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The Coastal Plain League, brought to you by FloSports, is the nation’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Now in its 26th season in 2022, the CPL features 14 franchises playing in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. To date, the CPL has had over 1,700 alumni drafted and 157 alums make their Major League debut – including 2017 ALCS MVP, 2017 World Series champion, 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander, as well as 2017 NLCS MVP Chris Taylor. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at, and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok @CPLBaseball.