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Published: Monday, 8/24/2009

Hens' Hessman named IL player of week


Mud Hens 3B Mike Hessman was named International League player of the week, the league office announced Monday.

Hessman batted .321 for the week and led the IL with four home runs, 11 RBIs and eight extra-base hits. He also tied for fifth in the league with seven run scored.

Four times this week Hessman had at least two hits ironically, a double and a home run all four times in leading Toledo to wins in all seven games it played.

On the season, Hessman is batting .219 with 21 home runs and 69 RBIs. His home run total is tied for fourth-best in the IL, while his RBI total is tied for fifth-best.

RHP Josh Towers of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre was named IL pitcher of the week.

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