DURHAM, NC- The official statistician of the American Association, Pointstreak, has announced that St. Paul Saints C Vinny DiFazio (pictured) has been named this week’s Pointstreak Player of the Week for the week ending June 21.
DiFazio helped to propel the already hot Saints to a 4-2 week, as he went 18-for-29 with two doubles, two home runs and nine RBI.
DiFazio began his week with a 3-for-5 game on Monday against the Winnipeg Goldeyes, a game St. Paul won 8-1. He hit the first of his two home runs in the game and drove in two. A day later, DiFazio went 4-for-5 in a game the Saints lost 4-3. He added another RBI in the losing effort. The Hampton, N.J. resident continued to tear up Winnipeg with a 4-for-5 game on Wednesday, picking up a double, an RBI and two runs scored in a 5-4 St. Paul win.
The Saints returned home to CHS Field on Friday to face the Gary SouthShore RailCats. DiFazio kept on hitting, checking in with a 2-for-3 game with three RBI and two runs scored as the Saints rolled 15-2. The former University of Alabama player tuned in a 2-for-6 game on Saturday, hitting his second home run of the week, driving in two and scoring two runs. Unfortunately for the Saints, they lost 8-5 in 11 innings. On Sunday, DiFazio finished his searing week with a 3-for-5 game against the RailCats. He hit his second double of the week and scored a run as St. Paul won 9-3.
On the season, DiFazio is now hitting a whopping .439 (36-for-82) in 21 games. He has five doubles, a triple and six home runs with 28 RBI. DiFazio was a member of the Grand Prairie AirHogs last season, and was named an American Association South Division All-Star.
The 24-5 Saints open a critical series with the 22-7 Sioux City Explorers tonight at 7:05 p.m. Central time at CHS Field. That game, like all Saints home games, is available live and for free at www.americanassociationbaseball.tv.
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