Trail Blazers OF Simone earns PGCBL honor

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Adirondack outfielder Joe Simone was named Player of the Week for Week 7 of the 2017 Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League season, as announced by the league office on Monday.

In six games from July 17-23, the sophomore from Rider University posted a batting average ranked third among qualified players with double-digit at-bats, while his 12 hits, four doubles and two home runs.

Simone posted at least one hit in five of his six appearances, including three multi-hit outings. In a doubleheader against Geneva on July 21, he compiled four hits in eight at-bats, led by a 3-for-4 showing with a two-run double.

In the 12-11 extra-inning victory against Oneonta, Simone went 5-for-5 with two doubles and six RBIs.

He registered a walk-off hit with a two-run single in the bottom of the 10th inning.

Simone is the first Trail Blazer to garner a weekly award from the PGCBL this season and the first Player of the Week honoree since Alex Simone won the award in Week 5 of the 2014 season.

Trail Blazers travel to Oneonta tonight for a 7:05 game.

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