CHARLESTON, W.V. — Former Ada High and University of Oklahoma baseball star is tearing up the Class A South Atlantic League.

Caufield was named the league’s “Offensive Player of the Week,” and named to the All-Star squad in recent weeks.

The four-sport star, who is batting cleanup for the Power, was a 39th-round pick by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2006 and has played both right and center field during the 2007 season.

Caufield has been clutch at the plate — one of the league’s top hitters with runners in scoring position, hitting .396 with runners in scoring position and .469 with runners in scoring position and two outs. 

Caufield was named the Player of the Week for the period between May 29-June 3. During that stretch, he went 11-for-26 with seven runs scored, two home runs and 10 RBIs. 

He currently leads the league with 73 hits and his .330 batting average ranks seventh in the league. He’s also driven in a team-high 44 runs this year.

The West Virginia Power went into Tuesday’s play with a whopping 10 1/2 game lead in the SAL’s Northern Division.

“Chuckie really loves playing in West Virginia,” said his Mom Annette. “He loves the people there. They really support the team. There’s probably 5,000 or so in attendance at every game.”

Charles and Annette Caufield, Chuckie’s parents, plan to travel to West Virginia to watch their son play on his birthday July 6.

The South Atlantic All-Star game is June 19 at Rome, Ga.

Video of the the Power’s games are provided on the Web site at www.wvpower.com.

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