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Trenton Thunder’s Billy McKinney against the Reading Fightin Phils in Trenton on Monday, May 22, 2017. (Martin Griff)

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Billy McKinney Named International League Batter of the Week

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders outfielder Billy McKinney has been named the International League’s batter of the week for the period from July 24th – July 30th.

Trenton Thunder’s Billy McKinney on deck against the Erie Seawolves in Trenton on June 17, 2017. (Martin Griff)

McKinney, 22, hit .440 this past week, leading the league in extra-base hits (6), runs batted in (9), and a .920 slugging percentage.

The Dallas, Texas native’s week was highlighted by a 4-for-5 performance on Friday night against the Charlotte Knights, where he collected two triples and six RBI’s. In the three-game series against the Knights, Billy went 8-for-13 with a grand slam and another home run.

Since earning a promotion from the Trenton Thunder (Double-A) in late June, McKinney is hitting .347.

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