MB’s Skole named Carolina League Player of the Week

Reaching base in 10 consecutive plate appearances is bound to turn some heads, and that’s exactly what’s happened for Pelicans outfielder Jake Skole.

The 20-year-old from Georgia was named Carolina League Player of the Week, announced Monday by Minor League Baseball.

Skole hit .500 last week, going 8-16 in six games with two homeruns, four runs scored five RBI, four walks and a pair of doubles.  The outburst helped raise Skole’s average 40 points in just a handful of days.  His two-home run game against Wilmington Friday was the second by a Pelican this season, following Tomas Telis’ performance on Opening Night.

The outfielder becomes the first Pelican to be named CL Player of the Week in 2012.  Ace righty Cody Buckel has won Pitcher of the Week three times.  Skole, a first round pick of the Texas Rangers in 2010, is in his first season with the Pelicans.  He is the 10th youngest player in the Carolina League and the third youngest on the Myrtle Beach roster (Buckel and Teodoro Martinez).

Skole and the Pelicans are in the midst of a seven game roadtrip, playing tonight at 7:05 at Pfitzner Stadium against the Potomac Nationals.  Outfielder Michael Morse is scheduled to appear on Major League rehab for the P-Nats.  It’s the third rehab appearance against the Pelicans this year, following outings by pitchers Rich Hill and Chien-Ming Wang for Salem and Potomac respectively.

Myrtle Beach returns home Monday at 7:05 against the Lynchburg Hillcats.

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