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Coca-Cola Pitcher and Player of the Week #2

Justin Kamplain, Brewster /SportsPix
06/24/2013 10:41 PM

Article By: Allie Souza

PITCHER: Justin Kamplain – Brewster
 
     Southpaw Justin Kamplain (Alabama) carried the Whitecaps to victory in his debut start, earning him Coca-Cola Pitcher of the Week honors.
 
     The Whitecaps pitcher held more than his own last Friday, tossing six scoreless innings against the Hyannis Harbor Hawks. Kamplain struck out eight and allowed just two hits and a walk in the 7-0 victory. 
   
     Kamplain hails from Tuscaloosa, Ala. During his freshman campaign at Alabama, Kamplain sported an impressive 3.71 ERA, leading the team with 46 strikeouts in 63 innings of work.
Chris Marconcini, Orleans /SportsPix
PLAYER: Chris Marconcini – Orleans – OF
 
     Chris Marconcini (Duke) made quite the impression on the Cape League fields this past week and became the Firebirds' second Coca-Cola Player of the Week in as many weeks. 
 
     Marconcini has been on fire, as Friday's performance in a 17-12 slugfest victory over Y-D would attest. He homered and drove in six RBIs on three hits in that game.  
 
     His hot hitting continued Sunday, when he led Orleans to a 6-5 victory over Chatham thanks to his double in the sixth and a homer in the ninth. He currently leads the league with a .375 batting average.
 
     A native of Brentwood, Tenn., Marconcini is a senior at Duke. After redshirting the 2012 season with an injury, he came back strong this season, with a .284 slugging percentage and leading the Blue Devils with eight homers.