MARION -- The Southern Illinois Miners announce that shortstop Bryant Flete has been selected as the Frontier League Player of the Week for the week ending on June 16 by Pointstreak, the official statistical provider of the Frontier League.
The Cumairebo, Venezuela native blasted the competition in the Miners' five-game, weather-shortened homestand at Rent One Park this week, batting a remarkable .619 (13-for-21) with his first Miners home run, two doubles, four runs scored, four RBIs and zero strikeouts. Of the five games against the Washington Wild Things and River City Rascals, Flete had three hits in four of them as the Miners won all five contests in Marion.
Flete is just the third Miners player to be named Player of the Week and the first since September of 2016, joining that season's Rookie of the Year Shane Kennedy (who won it twice in 2016) and fellow postseason all-star Michael Earley (2015). He currently sits atop the league with a .413 batting average and .476 on-base percentage in 22 games along with team-best totals of 21 runs scored and 38 total hits.