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LaPorta Honored

April 27, 2009
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The International League announced today that Matt LaPorta was selected as Player of the Week for 4/20-4/26. For the week, the Clipper outfielder hit .520, leading the International League with 13 hits, 10 runs scored, and a .613 on-base percentage. LaPorta hit safely in all seven games for the week, including four multi-hit efforts. He homered in back-to-back games Friday and Saturday against Indianapolis, becoming the first Clipper to homer in consecutive games this year. LaPorta finds himself near the top of the League in nearly every offensive category, including batting average (4th, .400), home runs (T-2nd, 5), hits (T-3rd, 24), on-base percentage (3rd, .478), slugging percentage (1st, .767), triples (T-4th, 2), and runs scored (1st, 19). Among Indians farmhands, he ranks 2nd in average, tied for 1st in HR and 4th in RBI.

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