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Hernandez Honored as Low-A East Player of the Week

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Outfielder Becomes Seventh RiverDogs Player to Receive Weekly Recognition in 2021

By: RiverDogs Media

Charleston RiverDogs outfielder Heriberto Hernandez was named the Low-A East Player of the Week for the week of July 26-August 1, per a Minor League Baseball announcement on Monday. Hernandez joins Curtis Mead (twice) and Brett Wisely as members of the RiverDogs to have received recognition as player of the week this season.  John Doxakis, Andrew Gross and Trey Cumbie have all received the weekly honor on the pitching side.  

During last week’s series against Columbia, Hernandez played in all six games against the Fireflies, posting a .571 batting average. He collected three doubles, three home runs and seven runs batted in, while working six walks and scoring eight runs. In game two of a doubleheader on Tuesday, Hernandez hit two home runs and drove in three.

Hernandez’s big week moved him into a tie for the team lead with ten home runs.  He is also tied for second in the Low-A East with 55 runs scored and tied for third with 49 walks.  For the season, Hernandez is hitting .260 with 25 extra-base hits and 40 runs batted in.

The native of the Dominican Republic was originally signed by the Texas Rangers as an international free agent in 2017.  In 2019, Hernandez was dominant in the Arizona Fall League, leading the circuit in hits, extra-base hits, RBI and total bases.  The Rays acquired Hernandez as one of the prospects in the Nate Lowe trade in December.  He is currently ranked as the #10 prospect in the Tampa Bay farm system by MLB Pipeline.

Hernandez and the RiverDogs will be back in action on Tuesday night at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park when they host the Augusta GreenJackets in game one of a six-game series. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. Fans are invited to bring their dogs with them every Tuesday as part of Dog Day presented by Island Coastal Lager with $2 hot dogs and beer. It is also National Night Out with the Charleston Police Department at The Joe. There will be several emergency vehicles at the stadium, a police dunk tank and a visit from McGruff the Crime Dog.

Playoff tickets for the Low-A East Championship Series in September are on sale now at riverdogs.com.  For a limited time, fans who purchase tickets to the team’s first home playoff game will receive all subsequent home games for free. Purchase playoff tickets here.

All RiverDogs tickets for the 2021 season are available for purchase online and will be delivered digitally. Once purchased, tickets can be printed at home or scanned on a phone. For answers to frequently asked questions, fans are encouraged to visit the RiverDogs Digital Ticket Guide. In addition to tickets, the entire RiverDogs gameday experience will be cashless including parking, the team store and concessions. Fans who do not have credit or debit cards will be able to use cash to purchase gift cards at Fan Services on gamedays. Masks are no longer required, but suggested for non-vaccinated guests. The RiverDogs also have a no bag policy, with the exception of medical bags, diaper bags, and clutch-style purses no larger than 6.5in x 4.5in.

RiverDogs season tickets, flexible ticket plans, and group tickets, including options to the Segra Club at Riley Park, are now available for the 2021 campaign at riverdogs.com/tickets or by contacting the RiverDogs front office at 843-577-3647 (DOGS). A full schedule for the 2021 season is available at riverdogs.com.

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