CHARLESTON, SC – Charleston RiverDogs infielder Vince Conde received the South Atlantic League Player of the Week Award on Monday, for games played August 10-16. For the week, Conde went 15-for-25 (.600) with 12 extra-base hits, 8 doubles and 4 home runs, 11 runs scored, 15 RBI and 35 total bases. He walked four times and did not strike out once in the six games. His slash line was an incredible .600/.633/1.400.
Conde, a native of Oviedo, Florida, and former Vanderbilt University standout, began the week 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in the August 11th game against the Lexington Legends. In the next tilt he tallied a single and double, before his career night against the Legends. Conde went a career-high 4-for-5 with three doubles and a career-high five RBI.
The RiverDogs took to the road and Conde stayed red-hot against the Greenville Drive at Fluor Field. In the first game, he went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double, and two RBI. Saturday night saw the former Commodore go 3-for-5 with two homers and four RBI. In the sixth and final game of the week, Conde crushed another three doubles and picked up an RBI and three runs scored. The RiverDogs won both their series during the week and finished 4-2 in the six contests.
The streak has raised Conde’s average 35-points over the last six games and has moved him to first on the team in doubles (25), first in slugging percentage (.464), second in home runs (6), fifth in RBI (29), fourth in average (.290), and fourth in hits (72).
Conde was drafted by the New York Yankees in the ninth round of the 2014 draft out of Vanderbilt University. The 6’0″ 195-pound infielder is the second RiverDog to be honored by the South Atlantic League with a pitcher/player of the week award, joining lefty Jordan Montgomery who took home Pitcher of the Week for the week of May 18-25. Conde is the first Charleston player to win Player of the Week since Dustin Fowler took home the honor for the week of June 9-16, 2014.
The RiverDogs return from the road and are set to open up a seven-game homestand with the first of three games against the Rome Braves tonight at 7:05 p.m. Tickets for all remaining home games may be purchased at the Riley Park Box Office, (843) 577-DOGS (3647) or online at www.riverdogs.com. If fans cannot make it to the ballpark, they are encouraged to tune in to all the action this year both home and away worldwide on www.riverdogs.com and locally on 1250 WTMA, the radio home for RiverDogs baseball.