Chihuahuas INF Luis Urias Recognized as PCL Player of the Week
After a historic Sunday outing, where he jacked three homers in a single game, El Paso Chihuahuas infielder Luis Urias was selected as the Pacific Coast League Player of the Week for the period of April 22-28.
Urias became the first Chihuahuas player in club history to hit three or more home runs in a single game, as he knocked out three homers against Vegas in El Paso's 10-6 win on Sunday. He hit five home runs in two days.
Throughout the week, he also dazzled on the plate. Urias drilled six home runs in six games and totaled 35 bases, which was the most in Minor League Baseball. During his big week, Urias hit .42, scored 11 runs and had a whopping 1.750 OPS. His strong hitting stint helped propel El Paso to a five-game sweep over Las Vegas to take the first place spot in the Pacific Southern Division (16-7).
The Mexico native started in El Paso this season and was recalled nearly immediately to San Diego after four games. He was sent back to El Paso after appearing in 11 games for the Padres. With the Chihuahuas, Urias has hit .391 with seven home runs and 12 RBIs.
The Chihuahuas will embark on a road series against Fresno having won 15 of their last 16 games. This week marks back-to-back PCL Players of the Week for El Paso after seeing Ty France earn the recognition last week.