Alabama Pro Athlete of the Week – Andrew Pinckney (August 7, 2023)

Your Alabama Pro Athlete of the Week is Andrew Pinckney. In his first week with the Fredericksburg Nationals, Pinckney was 10-for-20 with a home run, 3 doubles, and 6 RBI. He also stole a base, scored 9 runs, and threw out a runner at the plate. Pinck’s OPS was 1.345 (.545 OBP & .800 SLG).

Runner-up this week is Jiwon Jeon. Jeon won for the second time this season on the Epson Tour, and moved up to third on the tour’s money list.

Others of note:

Patrick Kaukovalta won the doubles championship at the ITF event in Hyvinkaa, Finland.

Kristen Gillman finished second to Jeon on the Epson Tour.

Alexa Guarachi reached the doubles finals of the WTA Citi DC Open.

Kalia Antoniou picked up bronze medals in both the 50m Freestyle and the 100m Freestyle at the World University Games.

Tyler Gentry reached base at least twice in all five games, and had a slash line of .438 / .571 / .750. He has reached based multiple times in 7 straight games.

Jim Jarvis had a 4-hit game, with a home run, a double, 2 singles, a walk, and 2 RBI.

Hunter Hoopes had a 6-inning, 1 run start for Schaumburg.

Peyton Wilson tied a game with a 2-run double in the 9th inning.

Morgan McCullough broke an 8-8 tie with a 3-run double in the top of the 9th inning of a game

Charlie Nikitas finished 8th at the Illinois Open Championship.

Tevin Mack was part of the championship-winning Heartfire team in The Basketball Tournament.

Kirani James finished 2nd in the Men’s 400 Meter at the Ed Murphey Classic.

Jada Rice had 15 rebounds to help lead Norwood to the NBL1 Central grand final game.

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