Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

July 2, 2013

Loveless named top Appy offensive player

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Derrick Loveless of the Bluefield Blue Jays has received the Appalachian League top offensive player honor for the period of June 20-30.

The 20-year-old was 4 for 5 with a pair of solo homers at Pulaski on June 23, and four of his next six hits went for extra bases as well, giving him a .742 slugging percentage after nine games.

Despite the strong start, Loveless has only two RBIs -- he's 11-for-21 (.524) with the bases empty and 0-for-10 with runners on base.