Waldrip Named Coca Cola Player of the Week

By Greg Joyce

“Big Ben” has struck again. On Monday,  Ben Waldrip (Jacksonville State) was named the Coca Cola player of the week by the Cape Cod Baseball League. Waldrip leads the league in home runs, and is tied for the team lead in RBI. Here is the official release from the CCBL:

Ben Waldrip / Photo by SportsPix

Ben Waldrip, Orleans 1B/DH

       Ben Waldrip (Jacksonville State), the Cape Cod Baseball League home run leader, has earned this week’s player of the week award. Waldrip notched two of his league-best three round-trippers this week, while driving in four runs in four games. In a 4-3 win over Cotuit on Sunday, he went 3-3 with a double and a home run.

Waldrip is a local product, hailing from Medford, Mass. The 6’6 lefty is a junior at Jacksonville State, and played for Y-D manager Scott Pickler for one season at Cypress College. Waldrip was a draft pick of the Atlanta Braves in 2010, and was taken in the 40th round of the draft this year by the Kansas City Royals.


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