06/23/2003 10:15 AM - (KANSAS CITY, KS) T-Bones centerfielder, Rick Prieto is the Northern Leagues player of the week for June 18-22. Prieto was selected because he leads the Northern League standings in triples (6) and in slugging percentage (.603), is tied for the lead in extra base hits (16), and is ranked fourth in the league for hits (40), and runs scored (26).
Rick is an inspirational player who leads on and off the field. Hes truly what a veteran should be in this league. stated Dirty Al Gallagher, field manager for the T-Bones. Prietos impressive stats for last week included .500 average for the week, with six runs, two home runs, three triples, and eight RBIs.
Rick is not only a great player, but he has represented the T-Bones organization very well at community events and with fans after the games. We appreciate his talent, and his willingness to interact with the people of Kansas City, said Jennifer Olson, director of media relations for the T-Bones.
The T-Bones begin a seven day homestand against the Joliet Jackhammers today at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday night will be a double header, when the two teams finish a tied game from earlier this season. The continued game will begin at 5:05 p.m. in the bottom of the fifth inning, and the regular game is scheduled to approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first (nine inning game). Tuesdays games are also Mullet night. Anyone who has a mullet hairstyle, or is wearing a mullet wig will get a free lawn seat while they last. Contact the ticket office for more information (913) 328-2255. T-Bones Baseball is Fun Well Done.