SALISBURY, Md.- The Delmarva Shorebirds, class "A" affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, announced Monday that Mike Flacco has been named the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for the week of May 16 through May 22. Flacco went 17-for-29 (.538) with seven doubles and five RBIs to earn the honor.
Flacco had five multi-hit games during the week including a pair of four-hit nights. He went 4-for-4 with two runs and two doubles against Lakewood on May 17 and went 4-for-5 last night against Kannapolis. The 24-year old also had four RBIs against Kannapolis on May 20.
The 31st round selection of the Orioles in 2009 watched his batting average skyrocket from .235 to .327 during this past week. He takes an eight-game hitting streak, a season high, into game four against Kannapolis on Monday night. In the current series against the Intimidators, Flacco is 9-of-14 (.624) with five runs, five doubles and five RBIs.
Flacco has also reached base in 15 consecutive games dating back to May 7.
The Audubon, New Jersey native is the second Shorebirds player to receive a weekly award from the South Atlantic League this season. Manny Machado was named the SAL Player of the Week for the week of April 25 through May 1.
The Shorebirds and Intimidators collide for game-four of the series on Monday, May 23 at 7:05 p.m.
The Shorebirds return to Arthur W. Perdue Stadium to begin a four-game series on Wednesday, May 25 against the West Virginia Power. For tickets and information, contact the Shorebirds Box Office at (410) 219-3112.