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Dan Elliott Earns USPBL Player of the Week

August 13th, 2018

ROCHESTER, Mich. – Utica Unicorns first baseman Dan Elliott was named United Shore Professional Baseball League Player of the Week, announced by the league office on Monday. Elliott batted .400 last week with a league-best three home runs and eight runs batted in.

Elliott homered in 3 of 4 games played last week, including a game-winning blast on Thursday night to give the Unicorns a 2-1 victory over the Westside Woolly Mammoths. He finished the week 6-for-15, with a double and a slugging percentage of 1.067.

A native of Willoughby Hill, Ohio, Elliott has been instrumental to the Unicorns going 4-1 over their last five games and just one game back in the East Division standings. His five home runs this season is tied for fourth in the league.

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Week 1 (May 11-13) – Chris Mangus, 1B/DH, Eastside Diamond Hoppers
Week 2 (May 14-20) – Ethan Wiskur, OF, Westside Woolly Mammoths
Week 3 (May 21-27) – Jalin Lawson, 2B, Westside Woolly Mammoths
Week 4 (May 28-June 3) – Spencer Ibarra, OF, Utica Unicorns
Week 5 (June 4-10) – Carter Grote, INF/OF, Utica Unicorns
Week 6 (June 11-17) – Ryan Smith, OF, Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers
Week 7 (June 18-25) – Cody Brown, RHP, Utica Unicorns
Week 8 (June 26-July 1) – Dan Ward, 3B, Utica Unicorns
Week 9 (July 2-8) – Jimmy Latona, C, Utica Unicorns
Week 10 (July 9-15) – Jack Hranec, 1B, Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers
Week 11 (July 16-22) – Gunnar Buhner, INF, Eastside Diamond Hoppers
Week 12 (July 23-29) – Dan Ward, INF, Utica Unicorns
Week 13 (July 30-Aug. 5) – Brandon Rawe, OF, Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers
Week 14 (Aug. 6-12) – Dan Elliott, 1B, Utica Unicorns