Asheville catcher Willie MacIver was selected the South Atlantic League Player of the Week for the opening stretch of the Low-A season, which actually emcompassed 11 days (April 4-14).
The former Washington Huskie first baseman appeared in 10 of Ashevill's 11 games in that stretch, hitting safely in eight and reaching base safely in nine. He was 13-for-34 with three home runs, double doubles, one triple, six runs scored and 11 RBI.
He finished the 11 days hitting .382 with a .405 on-base percentage and 1.229 slugging percentage. MacIver recorded five multi-hit games and currently sits third in the SAL in batting average and RBI, second in Home Runs, and first in extra-base hits.
In Tuesday's games:
Triple A Albuquerque (7-6) lost 10-1 against Reno (D-backs). Jeff Hoffman (0-2, 13.89) allowed 10 runs on 10 hits, including four home runs, and two walks, striking out two in four innings. Elliot Soto (.302) was 2-for-3 with a run scored and a double.
Double A Hartford (5-8) won 13-3 against Richmond (Giants). Colton Welker (.273), Tyler Nevin (.250) and Vince Fernandez (.250) had three hits, including a double, and two RBI apiece. Alan Trejo (.376) also had three hits, including two doubles, and scored two runs. Brandon Gold (1-0, 5.02) allowed three runs on six hits, striking out four in six innings.
High A Lancaster (6-7) lost 7-1 to Inland Empire (Angels). Garrett Schilling (1-1, 6.17) allowed two runs on three hits and a walk, striking out two, and coming out after the first inning because he threw 45 pitches. Todd Czinge (.250) was 2-for-4 and Matt Hearn (.309) ran his hitting streak to nine games with a fifth inning single.
Low A Asheville (6-7) won 2-0 against Hickory (Rangers). Left-hander Ryan Rolison (2-1, 0.61), the Rockies' first-round selection last June oiut of the University of Mississippi, allowed two hits and struck out seven in a six-inning peformance capped off by first baseman Grant Lavigne turning an unassisted double play. Alex Martinez struck out the side in the ninty for his second save. With two out in the third the Tourists came up with their first run when Cade Harris (.059) and Will Golsan (.283) both singled, Hunter Stovall (.333) was hit by a pitch, and Terrin Vavra (.326) drew a walk.