Designated hitter Zach Borenstein of Inland Empire is this week’s California League Player of the week.
In seven games Borenstein hit .435 (10 for 23) with a double, four home runs, 14 RBI and seven runs scored. That solid showing was punctuated by a grand slam home run in Sunday’s 7-4 win over High Desert.
Borenstein hit an impressive .315 in the first half of the season but has posted a .411 since the All-Star break, collecting 24 RBIs in 16 games, even after missing three weeks with a hip injury.
He is hitting .333 on the season with 21 home runs and 74 RBI. He is second to Chris Taylor of High Desert in batting average and trails Scott Schebler of Rancho Cucamonga by one in the home run column. He is third in RBI despite playing 21 fewer games than leader Andrew Aplin of Lancaster who has 82.
Pitcher of the Week honors went to San Jose’s Clayton Blackburn.