Press release provided by Charlotte Knights.
(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Outfielder Daniel Palka, who hit .450 (9-for-20) with nine runs scored, three home runs, and seven RBIs over six games with the Charlotte Knights last week, was named as the International League’s Batter of the Week for the period of May 13-20, as announced by the International League of Professional Baseball Clubs Inc. earlier today.
In the month of May, Palka, 27, is hitting a remarkable .364 (20-for-55) with 19 runs scored, one double, eight home runs, and 16 RBIs. He has recorded seven home runs and 15 RBIs over his last 13 games, including a two-homer game on Saturday, May 18 at BB&T Ballpark.
For the season, Palka is hitting .311 (28-for-90) with 28 runs scored, three doubles, nine home runs, and 20 RBIs in 25 games since joining Charlotte’s active roster on April 19 from the Chicago White Sox. A native of Greenville, SC, Palka hit 27 home runs last season with the White Sox and finished tied for fifth in the American League Rookie of the Year voting.
After an off day today, the Knights will make the trek to Lawrenceville, GA on Tuesday to open a three-game series against the Gwinnett Stripers from Coolray Field. The team returns home to BB&T Ballpark on Friday, May 24 to open a four-game series against the Durham Bulls from Uptown Charlotte. Single-game tickets for all games are available now online at CharlotteKnights.com, by phone at 704-274-8282, and in person at the BB&T Ballpark Ticket Office.