MARTE PROPELLED BY STRONG SERIES TO EARN WEEKLY AWARD

Thornhill, Ontario — New Jersey Jackals OF Alfredo Marte is the Can-Am League’s Batter of the Week for the week of June 24-30, as selected by PointStreak, the league’s official statistician.

In six games, Marte hit .409 (9-for-22) with three doubles, one home run, five runs scored and eight RBI as the Jackals went 3-3. Eight of the nine hits came in the three-game series against the Cuba national team: after going 2-for-5 Friday, the Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, native went 3-for-5 with two doubles Saturday and 3-for-3 with a homer and three runs scored in an 8-6 win Sunday.

Currently, the 30-year-old leads the league with 77 total bases, is tied for first with 14 doubles and 20 extra-base hits, is second with 35 RBI and 33 runs, and is tied for second with 6 home runs.

Marte is in his first season with the Jackals and his 14th season as a professional, having played in the Arizona, Los Angeles Angels, Baltimore and Philadelphia organizations. He spent parts of three seasons in the majors, appearing in 71 games with the Angels (2013-14) and the Diamondbacks (2015).

Marte is the second consecutive Jackal to earn Batter of the Week honors, following 3B/SS Emilio Guerrero.