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Carolina Mudcats’ Keith Curcio is Player of the Week

Carolina Mudcats infielder Keigh Curcio.
Carolina Mudcats infielder Keigh Curcio.

Carolina Mudcats second baseman Keith Curcio has been named the Carolina League Player of the Week for the week ending June 14.

Curcio batted .542/.656/.792 over the last seven games and was 13-for-24 with three doubles, one home run and five RBI. He also scored six runs, walked six times, hit his first home run of the season and stole two bases. He becomes the first Mudcats player to have earned Player of the Week honors this season.

The Mudcats played Curcio in right, center and second base during the last week of play. He started the week going 0-for-4 on June 8, but then went 4-for-5 on June 9 with a double and two runs scored. His four hits on June 9 was a Carolina League season high for hits in a game. He followed that performance with a 3-for-4 night on June 10 and was 1-for-2 on June 11.

Curcio led the Mudcats with eight hits over four games against the Potomac Nationals between June 8 and June 11. He then continued his hot hitting with a team high five hits against the Dash between June 12 and June 14. Curcio started the three game home series against the Dash with two hits including a home run on June 12.

The Braves transferred Curcio to the Mudcats from Class A Rome on May 15. He has played in 28 games since the promotion and is batting .282/.342/.346 with 28 hits, 15 runs, six doubles, a home run and nine RBI for the Mudcats this season.

Curcio was batting .342/.416/.479 through 32 games with the Rome Braves before being transferred to Carolina. He was third in the South Atlantic League in average (.342), second in hits (40), fourth in on-base percentage (.416), fourth in runs scored (23) and tied for first in triples (5) when he left the Braves.