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Pacific Coast League names players of the week

August 8, 2005 - Pacific Coast League (PCL) News Release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Corey Hart batted in 12 runs with a 1.136 slugging percentage in six games to be named the Player of the Week for the week of August 1-7, the League announced today. Chad Durbin went 14.1 innings without allowing a run and struck out 13 to become New Orleans' second consecutive pitcher to earn the Pitcher of the Week award.

Hart, 23, hit 3-for-5 with two homers, three runs, and six RBI on Saturday night against Colorado Springs and went 10-for-22 for the week to raise his average to .308 with 16 home runs on the year. The six-foot-six-inch outfielder from Bowling Green, Kentucky, was selected by the Brewers in the 11th round of the 2000 June Free Agent Draft and was named to the PCL All-Star team earlier this year.

Right-handed, Durbin, 27, allowed only six hits in his two wins last week. He was originally drafted in the third round of the 1996 draft by Kansas City out of Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and made his Major League debut in September of 1999 with the Royals. He has played in a total of 75 games at the Major League level.

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