HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Blake Rutherford of the Harrisburg Senators was named Eastern League Player of the Week on Monday.
This honor comes after the left fielder posted a .522 with a home run, five RBIs and five runs from May 22 to May 28.
The 26-year-old has posted a .365 batting average so far this season with 20 RBIs. On Tuesday, Rutherford’s home run came in Harrisburg’s 8-5 victory over Reading. The homer was Rutherford’s fifth of the season.
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The last time a Harrisburg player earned this honor was Aug. 29 – Sept. 4 of 2022 when Wilson Garcia earned the accolade.
Rutherford has played 619 games in the MiLB and has a career .275 batting average.
Rutherford will play next with the Senators tomorrow when they start their six-game series against the Bowie Baysox.