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April 26, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Players of the Week, April 18-24: Dan Butler and Eammon Portice

Two oustanding performances last week helped two prospects overwhelmingly win SoxProspects.com honors.

Salem catcher Daniel Butler continued his impressive start to 2011 by taking home Player of the Week honors, while Eammon Portice's near flawless week of relief helped him attain Pitcher of the Week accolades.

Butler, who also took home Carolina League Player of the Week honors this week, helped lead Salem to a 5-2 record as the team continues its sizzling start. In five games this week, Butler hit .471/.591/1.118 with 2 home runs, 5 doubles and 14 RBI in 17 at-bats. Perhaps the highlight of the week for Butler was his 3 for 3, 3 double, 2 RBI performance on Friday against Potomac, that pushed the Red Sox to a 6-4 victory.

While the Sea Dogs only scratched out 1 victory last week, Portice continued to put together an amazing start to his 2011 campaign. In his two appearances last week, Portice hurled 5.0 innings, allowing just 2 hits and striking out 6. The 24-year-old Portice currently holds a 1.59 ERA with 11 strikeouts and only 2 walks in 11.1 innings pitched this season.