Alabama Pro Athlete of the Week – Hunter Hoopes (August 28, 2023)

Your Alabama Pro Athlete of the Week is Hunter Hoopes. In his start this week, Hoopes struck out a career-high 11 batters in 6.2 innings for the Schaumburg Boomers.

Others of note:

Wilson Furr finished T-6th at the Boise Open for his second straight Top 10 finish.

Dylan Ray picked up his 7th win of the season with a 6-inning, 2 run start, and received a promotion to Double-A.

Dylan Smith allowed 1 run in 6 innings in his start this week.

Casey Cobb worked three scoreless innings with 4 strikeouts and picked up his first save of the season.

Jake Walters pitched 4 scoreless relief innings with just 2 hits and a walk.

Eric Foggo picked up his first career save with a 3-inning outing in which he allowed just 1 rund and 1 hit.

Tyler Gentry was 5-for-11 with 4 walks and 3 RBI in the four games he started this week.

Ed Johnson had 2 3-hit games and eventually extended his hitting streak to 14 games.

In his first six games with Wilmington, Andrew Pinckney was 8-for-23 and had an on-base percentage of .483.

Peyton Wilson hit .350 for the week, and had a 3-hit game.

Jim Jarvis reached base safely in all 6 games, and had a 3-RBI game.

Kirani James reached the finals of the Men’s 400 Meter at the World Athletics Championships. James is now 9-for-9 in making finals at global championships.

Olivia Fotopoulou ran a personal-best in the Women’s 200 Meter at the World Athletics Championships, and reached the semifinals in her first global championship.

Tamara Clark won a gold medal in the Women’s 4×100 Meter Relay at the World Athletics Championships. Clark was part of the qualifying team.

Erin Routliffe reached the doubles semifinals at the WTA event in Cleveland, and defeated the tournament’s top seeds in the quarterfinals.

James Rojas had 23 points and 8 rebounds at the Campeonato Salteño in Uruguay.

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