Your Alabama Pro Athlete of the Week is Jake Walters. In addition to winning his start this week, Walters also caught the first pitch from 8-year-old Jake Walters, who got the honor for his birthday. Walters spent some time with the family afterwards. Young Walters’ mother later quoted her son as saying that when he grows up, he wants to be kind to strangers like the big Jake Walters.
Others of note:
Saketh Myneni won his career-best 8th doubles title this season in Mallorca, Spain. Myneni now has 32 career doubles titles, and broke the Top 100 in ATP doubles rankings for the first time in his career.
Retin Obasohan had a 25 point game, a 6 steal game, and also led Belgium to its first win over Spain in 61 years at the FIBA Eurobasket championships.
Tyler Gentry had two 3-hit games, and hit a 3-run 9th inning homer to give Northwest Arkansas a win.
Peyton Wilson reached base in all five games played, and extended his on-base streak to 13 straight games.
Cobie Fletcher-Vance had two 3-hit games for Pensacola.
Landon Green pitched 6.1 scoreless innings over 2 outings, with 4 strikeouts.
Sam Gardner struck out 5 batters in 2 hitless, scoreless innings.
Tommy Hunter worked 3.2 scoreless innings over 3 outings.
Chase Lee pitched 3 scoreless innings, striking out 5 batters.
Casey Cobb worked 3 scoreless innings with 4 strikeouts.
Dylan Smith struck out 6 batters and gave up just 1 run in a 4-inning outing.
Daniel Haugh finished 2nd in the Men’s Hammer Throw at a meet in Switzerland.
Quanesha Burks finished 2nd in the Women’s Long Jump at the Diamond League meet in Belgium.
Frankie Capan (3rd) and Ben Fuller (T10) both finished in the Top 10 at the Korn Ferry Tour Q School pre-qualifying stage to advance to Stage I.