Jerome Pena Named Pointstreak Player Of The Week
Written By: J.J. Hartigan
SIOUX FALLS, SD- The Sioux Falls Canaries are pleased to announce that shortstop Jerome Pena has been named the American Association’s Pointstreak Player of the Week for the week ending August 9.
The 27-year-old infielder hit safely in every game during the calendar week, highlighted by a 4-fo-5 effort at the plate in the series opener against the Grand Prairie AirHogs on Wednesday, August 5th. Pena finished the week going 8-for-20 (.400) with a double, and four RBI.
Pena is currently riding a seven-game hitting streak, going 11-for- 37 (.297) with two doubles and six RBI.
The Tempe, Arizona native has appeared in 67 games for the Canaries in 2015, posting a .300 batting average to go along with his 12 doubles, four triples, three home runs, and 28 RBI.
This is the first season in independent ball for Pena, who previously spent four seasons with the Baltimore Orioles organization. He was with Class A Advanced Frederick for parts of three seasons (2012-2014). Pena hit .288 in 2012 between three different teams, his best season as a pro. Before being drafted in the 38th round in 2011, Pena played collegiately at Texas Christian University.
Pena is the fourth different Canaries player to receive a Pointstreak Player of the Week honor in 2015, joining teammate’s Miguel Pena (Pitcher of the Week- May 24), David Bergin (Player of the Week- June 28), and Brian Humphries (Player of the Week- July 12).
The Sioux Falls Canaries wrap up their series against the Sioux City Explorers on Monday night at 7:05 PM with another “Coca-Cola Money Monday” at the Birdcage! Bring your family and friends to the Birdcage and take advantage of our great Money Monday ticket Special! Tickets are just $5 day of the game! Fans can purchase 20-oz bottled Coca-Cola products for just $2 all game long!
Monday will also be “Canaries For Kids Night” sponsored by Dairy-Queen and the Children’s Miracle Network. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase a special limited edition T-shirt for $15, with the proceeds benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network. Don’t forget to come out to the ballpark early, and sign up for the Canaries Blizzard Eating Contest!
Fans can catch all the action home and away on AM-1230, FM-98.1, Sioux Falls Sports Radio KWSN. Pre-game coverage will begin at 3:45 PM as the “Voice of the Canaries” JJ Hartigan will bring all the latest news related to Canaries baseball.
Tickets for the final half of the season are still available and can be purchased through the Canaries Box Office at (605) 336-6060 or visit www.sfcanaries.com. No matter your schedule, the Canaries have a ticket package for you. Ask a Canaries representative about partial plan or E-Z Game Tickets.