Matt LaPorta Named SL Player-of-the-Week

(HUNTSVILLE) - Huntsville Stars outfielder Matt LaPorta has been named the Southern League Player-of-the-Week by the Southern League.

The Brewers' #1 pick in last year's amateur draft hit safely in his last five games in which the Stars have gone 4-1, socking home runs in each of his last three games.

LaPorta drove in 8 runs on the week while hitting .412 with runners in scoring position for the season.

LaPorta is 2nd in the league in RBIs with 15, 11 of which came against the Mississippi Braves.