Alabama Pro Athlete of the Week – Kirani James (September 4, 2023)

Your Alabama Pro Athlete of the Week is Kirani James. James won the Men’s 400 Meter at the Diamond League stop in Xiamen, China in season-best time of 44.38 seconds. James won in a photo finish over recent World Championship medalist Quincy Hall.

Others of note:

Shallon Olsen won the gold medal in the vault competition at the RomGym Trophy event in Romania.

Erin Routliffe advanced to the third round of the Women’s Doubles draw at the U.S. Open.

Davis Shore finished T-6th at the CRMC Championship on PGA Tour Canada.

Benedetta Moresco advanced to the second stage of qualifying for the LPGA Tour.

Peyton Wilson reached base safely in all 6 games and had 5 multi-hit games. For the week, Wilson hit .440 with an on-base percentage of .500.

Andrew Pinckney had 3 multi-hit games and had an on-base percentage of .423 for the week.

Tyler Gentry hit safely in all 5 games in which he appeared.

Brett Auerbach had 2 homer runs in 6 RBI in 4 games played this week.

Jimmy Nelson struck out 6 batters while allowing 0 runs, 1 hit, and 0 walks in 3 innings of work.

Jake Walters allowed just 1 run in a 5-inning start.

James Rojas had 29 points and 9 rebounds in 25 minutes at Campeonato Salteño 2023 in Uruguay.

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