June 9, 2014 - Coastal Plain League (Coastal Plain)
The Coastal Plain League announced today that Asheboro's Anthony Marks was named the 919 Marketing CPL Hitter of the Week, while Robbie Baker of Columbia was named the 919 Marketing CPL Pitcher of the Week for the second week of the 2014 CPL season (June 2-June 8).
Marks, a sophomore from Coastal Carolina, swung a hot bat in week two, leading the league with a .522 batting average in six starts for the Copperheads. At only 5-8 the outfielder proved he has more power than his frame might suggest, finishing the week with two doubles, two triples, and 18 total bases for an impressive .783 slugging percentage. Marks also drove in four runs from the leadoff spot and showed his speed swiping three bags in three chances. After this week alone, Marks now leads the league in batting average (.522), slugging percentage (.783), and on-base percentage (.593).
On the mound, Baker had a busy and impressive week for the Columbia Blowfish, going 2-0 in two games started and 16 total innings pitched. The freshman from the University of Richmond was most impressive on June 7 when he tossed the CPL's first complete-game shutout of the season against Forest City. In total on the week Baker allowed nine hits, three runs, and one walk while striking out 10 for a .158 opponents batting average and an overall ERA of 1.69. Standing at 6-1, 185 pounds, the lanky right-hander now leads the league in innings pitched on the year with 18.
About the Coastal Plain League:
The Coastal Plain League is the nation's hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 18th season in 2014, the CPL features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. Further more, the CPL has had nearly 1,200 alumni drafted and 68 alums - including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander - make their Major League debut thus far; while another notable alum - Russell Wilson - won Super Bowl XLVIII. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at CoastalPlain.com, and be sure to friend us on Facebook (at www.facebook.com/coastalplainleague) and follow us via Twitter (as CPLBaseball).