Outfielder Led League In Hits, RBIs While Batting .533 In Seven Games
Nashville, TN – Nashville Sounds outfielder Caleb Gindl has been named the Pacific Coast League’s Batter of the Week for the August 20-26 period.
The 23-year-old posted a .533 average (16-for-30) with a league-leading 10 RBIs in seven games over the seven-day span. Gindl rapped eight of his league-high 16 hits for extra bases during the week (five doubles, one triple, two home runs).
Gindl, who recorded five multiple-hit efforts and hit safely in six of the seven games, set several season highs during the week.
On Tuesday at the Omaha Storm Chasers, he clubbed a pair of homers, just his second career multi-homer effort, and became the first Nashville player to record four RBIs in a game this season. On Friday at the Round Rock Express, he went a season-best 4-for-4 and legged out a Sounds season-high three doubles. On Sunday at The Dell Diamond, he drove in three runs while finishing a homer short of the cycle (3-for-5).
Overall, Gindl has batted .263 with a team-high 27 doubles and ranks second on the club with 11 home runs and 49 RBIs in 122 games for Nashville this season, his second straight campaign at the Triple-A level. He leads the Sounds with 185 total bases entering tonight’s action.
Gindl’s award is the third accumulated by a Sounds player during the 2012 season, following infielder Brooks Conrad (May 21-27) and starting pitcher Wily Peralta (July 2-8).
The award is the third weekly honor of Gindl’s six-year career. He was previously honored by the Florida State League in April 2009 and by the South Atlantic League in August 2008.
Gindl and the Sounds begin their final homestand of the season tonight at Greer Stadium, where they’ll host the division-rival Iowa Cubs in the 7:05pm opener of a four-game series.