Smith Wins Southern League 'Hitter of the Week' Award
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Smokies infielder Marquez Smith was named today by the Southern League as the Southern League "Hitter of the Week," for the week of May 18-24. The award is the first one given to a Smokies player this year.
Smith led the Southern League last week with nine runs scored. He started off the week in Chattanooga combining for six hits, five runs, two home runs and four RBIs. He would add another home run and two RBIs in games later in the week against the Birmingham Barons. During the week he had three multi-hit games and three games where he scored multiple runs.
The Ocala, Fla. native was promoted to the Smokies in April 30 following a 15-game stint to start the season with High-A Daytona. Through May 25, Smith is hitting .294 (25-85) for Tennessee with three home runs and nine RBIs. His eight doubles are tied for third on the team. Since May 9, Smith is hitting at a .344 clip.
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