Lookouts' Noochie Varner Named SL Hitter Of The Week
Chattanooga Left-Fielder Hit .409 Last Week
posted May 30, 2006

Photo by Tim Evearitt
Noochie Varner - Southern League Hitter of the Week for May 22-28.

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The weather is heating up, and so is Noochie Varner. After batting a tepid .206 in April, the 25-year-old native of Cynthiana, KY has hit a robust .382 during May.

Varner's week was highlighted by a pair of three-hit games. On Wednesday, he went 3-for-4 with a homer, five RBIs and two runs scored as

Chattanooga defeated Tennessee, 7-4. On Sunday, the Lookouts' left fielder went 3-for-3 with a homer, a double and four RBIs as Chattanooga got by Mississippi, 5-3.

Varner currently ranks sixth in the Southern League with a .309 average and is tied for third with 33 RBI.

Average AB - R - H - 2b - 3b - HR - RBI - BB - SB - SLG

.409 (9-22), 4 R, 3 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 2 BB, 5 SO, 0 SB, .818 SLG

Portions adapted from article on the Minor League Baseball website.