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Tyler Nevin wins South Atlantic League Player of the Week

Tourists infielder records exceptional week; hitting .344 since All-Star break

Tyler Nevin began the season with the Asheville Tourists and hit .218 through his first 22 games of the season. Following a stint on the DL, the Poway, California native returned as one of the best hitters in the league. Since returning to Asheville Nevin has appeared in 47 games; the right-hander is hitting .344 with 17 doubles and five Home Runs over that stretch.

Nevin recorded a five-hit game on Sunday, August 20 at Lexington. He was the first Tourists player this year to tally five hits in one game. That five-hit performance set the stage for an All South Atlantic League performance for the week of August 21-27.

Tyler Nevin began the season with the Asheville Tourists and hit .218 through his first 22 games of the season. Following a stint on the DL, the Poway, California native returned as one of the best hitters in the league. Since returning to Asheville Nevin has appeared in 47 games; the right-hander is hitting .344 with 17 doubles and five Home Runs over that stretch.

Nevin recorded a five-hit game on Sunday, August 20 at Lexington. He was the first Tourists player this year to tally five hits in one game. That five-hit performance set the stage for an All South Atlantic League performance for the week of August 21-27.

During this past week, Nevin finished 15-for-30 with six doubles, one triple, six runs scored, seven RBI, and three stolen bases. Nevin also worked two walks for an on-base percentage of .515. Tyler's 5-for-5 performance on August 20 was not even included in his award winning week.

Nevin is the third Tourists player to win the SAL player of the week award this season. Infielder Colton Welker won the award during the week on May 15-21 and Tourists outfielder Manny Melendez took home the honor the week of May 29-June 4.

Tyler Nevin is batting .307 on the season with six Home Runs and 40 RBI. The former first round Colorado Rockies draft pick has 82 hits in 69 games played this season. The Tourists have eight games remaining in the 2017 regular season.

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