Players of the Week
RHP Eric Pettis, Williamsport Crosscutters. 2-0 in 2 starts. In 14 total innings, he allowed 9 hits, 3 runs, 1 walk and struck out 8. He's 4-0 with a 1.16 ERA in first 5 pro starts. The 22-year-old was a 35th round selection this summer out of the University of California at Irvine.
2B Cesar Hernandez, Williamsport. Hit .440 in 6 games with an organization-high 11 hits. Scored 4, drove in 4 and stole 4 bases. Ended the week riding an 11-game hitting streak. The 20-year-old switch-hitter from Venezuela was signed as an amateur free agent in 2006 by Sal Agostinelli and Jesus Mendez.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
4-3, 5th place, International League North Division . . . Two of the losses were consecutive shutouts . . . INF Neil Sellers, .429, 2 doubles, home run, 4 RBI, including a pair of 3-hit games; batting .355 in last 10 . . . 1B Andy Tracy, 6 RBI on 6 hits; batting .343 in last 10 . . . RF Domonic Brown, 5 hits in 4 games before heading for the Futures Game; batting .342 in last 10 . . . OF John Mayberry, 7 hits, 5 RBI; has 10 steals and 0 caught . . . Wins went to RHS Andrew Carpenter (7-6), RHS Brandon Duckworth (3-3), 0 runs in 7 innings with 10 strikeouts, LHR Mike Zagurski and RHR Oscar Villarreal (1-2) . . . RHR Scott Mathieson had 2 saves in 2 appearances, giving him 5 in last 5 . . . RHR Michael Stutes has allowed 1 run in 5 AAA appearances with 11 strikeouts in 6.2 innings . . . RHR Michael Schwimer made his AAA debut on Friday, 1 scoreless inning. In a series of closer moves, Schwimer went from Reading to LV; Justin DeFratus, Clearwater to Reading and Jordan Ellis, Lakewood to Clearwater.
5-2, winning 4 to start the week; 4th place, Eastern League Eastern Division . . . CF Rich Thompson, .441 in 7 games, ended the week riding a 10-game hitting streak . . . UT Kevin Mahar, 2 doubles, 2 homers, RBI; had a pair of 3-hit games . . . 1B-DH Matt Rizzotti, .360 in 7 games, including a 4-fot-4 night on Monday . . . 3B Cody Overbeck hit 2 homers, drove in 6 . . . 2B Fidel Hernandez hit .467 in 4 games before being returned to Clearwater . . . 2B Harold Garcia was promoted from Clearwater after his hitting streak ended at 37 games; was 1-for-4 with 2 RBI in his AA debut on Wednesday . . . RHS Vance Worley (8-4) threw a 3-hit, 9-inning shutout over Harrisburg on Friday; retired 18 consecutive batters at one point and threw only 88 pitches (68 strikes) in his first pro complete game. He's 8-2 since starting the season 0-2. One of the two Reading runs was his first homer of the season. Named the MiLB.com EL Pitcher of the week . . . Other wins: RHS JC Ramirez (2-1), RHS Michael Cisto (2-5), LHPS Yohan Flande (6-6), RHR Drew Naylor (8-6), his 4th straight win . . . RHR DeFratus made AA debut with 1 scoreless inning on Thursday.