Two Crawdads: Zak Kent and Dustin Harris POTW Aug 2-8

Zak Kent and Dustin Harris have been named players of the week. For the 2nd time this season Hickory’s Pitcher Zak Kent was selected Pitcher of the week for the week August 2-8. The first time he was selected 1st was in May 17-23! This time Zak is joined by one of his teammates, 1B/3B Dustin Harris! This was Dustin’s 1st time with hitter of the week.

Zak, 23, was drafted in the 9th round of the 2019 draft from Virginia Military Institute. He went seven innings, allowed two hits, ZERO runs, an impressive 13 strikeouts with just one walk! For the season Zak has a 6-2 record with a 2.83 earned run average in 60 innings, with 78 strikeouts and a 1.01 WHIP.

Dustin Harris, 22, was a Oakland A’s 11th round pick in the 2019 draft from St. Petersburg Junior College. Dustin came to the Rangers along with Marcus Smith in the Aug 31, 2020 trade for Pitcher Mike Minor!

For the week, Dustin Harris hit for a .481 average with 2 home runs, 7 RBI’s and a .815 slugging percentage. For the season he’s is hitting for a .317 average with 11 HR, 59 RBI, .395 OBP and a .898 OPS. He’s also got some speed with 22 stolen bases.

Congratulations to Zak and Dustin from The Prospect Times for being recognized for players of the week.

See ya soon in Frisco and wearing RoughRiders Jersey!