Etiwanda grad Matt Clark named best in PCL for week

Matt Clark

Nashville Sounds infielder Matt Clark, a graduate of Etiwanda High School, has been named the Pacific Coast League’s Batter of the Week for Aug.  18-24.

Clark, 27, posted a .536 average (15-for-28), recording multiple hits in each of last week’s contests, with three home runs and nine RBIs in seven games over the stretch.

Clark clubbed his 13th homer of the year on Sunday night at Greer Stadium to extend his current hitting streak to 14 games. The 14-game hit streak, during which the California-native is batting .482 (27-for-56), is the 2nd-longest by a Sounds player this season.

In the month of August, Clark leads the Sounds with nine home runs, 32 hits, 20 RBIs, 21 runs and 13 multi-hit games.

Overall, Clark is batting .333 (55-for-165) with 13 home runs and 33 RBIs in 45 games since joining the team on July 4.

Clark’s award is the second accumulated by a Sounds player during the 2014 season (also Mike Fiers, April 28-May 5) and the first PCL honor given to a Nashville batter since Caleb Gindl in 2012 (August 20-27 period).

The award is the fourth weekly honor of Clark’s seven-year career. He was previously honored three times by the Texas League in 2010.