River City Rascals 3B Braxton Martinez was named this week’s Player and Pitcher of the Week. These awards are chosen by Pointstreak, who is the official statistical provider of the Frontier League and the Independent Professional Baseball Federation.
Martinez has won his first Player of the Week award of 2019. He managed to hit .529 with three doubles, three home runs and drove in 16 on the week. He recorded a hit in five of the Rascals six games, and drove in five runs or more in two games. His impressive week at the plate also gave him a 1.889 OPS, and 13.696 runs created.
The 25-year old is in his fourth season with the Rascals, after his four-year career at Saint Louis University. In 2019, Martinez leads the league in RBI with 68, OPS at .977 and walks with 65. He also is second in batting average at .300 and is tied for fourth with 12 home runs. Martinez helped the Rascals go 5-1 on the week, including a sweep of the Florence Freedom. The Rascals are now within 1.5 games of first place in the West Division.