Spikes’ Santos Named NYPL Player of the Week

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SPIKES’ SANTOS NAMED NYPL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

State College Outfielder the Fifth Spike this Season to Earn Weekly League Honors

STATE COLLEGE, PA – Major League Baseball Advanced Media announced on Monday that State College Spikes outfielder Adalberto Santos has been named the New York-Penn League’s Player of the Week for the week of August 23-29, 2010.

Santos earned the award by hitting 8-for-18 with two doubles, a triple and a home run over the past week. The New York City native also added a pair of runs batted in to bump his season total to a team-leading 35, and stole his team-leading 17th base. Santos, the 22nd-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2010, is currently in the top five in the NYPL in runs scored with 45 and on-base percentage at .407, while also occupying seventh place in the league in hitting with a .321 average.

The Spike outfielder becomes the fifth Spike to win one of the NYPL’s weekly awards in 2010. First baseman Matt Curry was the league’s Player of the Week for July 12-18, and right-handed pitchers Tyler Waldron (July 19-25) and Kevin Decker (July 5-11) have each won the NYPL Pitcher of the Week award. Outfielder Cole White also nabbed the Player of the Week award for July 26-August 1

Spike fans have just three more opportunities to enjoy the Spikes’ fifth season of providing Central PA’s Best Family Value. Single-game tickets, mini-plans, flex books and a variety of different group packages and experiences, are available now. Reserve yours today by calling toll-free at (877) 99-SPIKES. Additional team and ticket information can also be viewed by visiting StateCollegeSpikes.com.

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