Mitch Balint (Carson-Newman) of the DiamondDawgs has been selected as the East Division Player of the Week. Balint tallied nine hits, nine RBI, seven runs scored and two home runs during Mohawk Valley’s 4-1 week. He went 3 for 5 at the plate with three runs scored and six RBI, including a three-run home run during Mohawk Valley’s 14-13 win over the Oneonta Outlaws on Friday. Balint provided another home run, a single, three runs scored and two RBI during a 6-4 win at Boonville on Saturday. He smashed two doubles during the second half of Sunday’s doubleheader at Glens Falls.

Balint has recorded at least one hit in all 12 games that he has played this summer. He currently leads the league in RBI (24), doubles (9) and hits (23).