December 2, 2020

NATS/SUNS: Hagerstown Suns Outfielder Steven Souza, Jr. Named SAL Player of the Week


Team press release:

Souza, Jr. Named SAL Player of the Week
Suns slugger becomes first position player to be receive weekly honor

Hagerstown, MD – The Hagerstown Suns, Single-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, are pleased to announce that outfielder Steven Souza, Jr. has been named the South Atlantic League (SAL) Player of the Week for July 2-8, 2012. Souza, Jr. is the first Suns position to be selected as a Player of the Week this season.

Souza, Jr. erupted for a monster week at the plate, batting .333 (9-for-27) with four doubles, five home runs and 12 RBIs to earn the honor. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound, outfielder used his award winning performance to also propel him into the top five of several offensive categories in the SAL entering Wednesday’s action, including: home runs (15, T-3rd), RBIs (63, 3rd), and slugging percentage (.561, 4th). Souza, Jr. has been one of the league’s most prolific home run hitters, averaging a homer every 15.93 at-bats, which ranks second behind teammate Matt Skole.

Souza, Jr. joins Suns pitcher Alex Meyer as a SAL weekly award recipient, with Meyer having been previously named the SAL Pitcher of the Week for June 11-17.

SOUZA, JR. STATS FOR WEEK of JULY 2-8:

.333 AVG/.455 OBP/1.037 SLG%, 7 G, 9-for-27, 4 2B, 5 HR, 12 RBI, 9 R, 6 BB, 4 K, 1 SB, 1 CS

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