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Minor League Review: July 5-11

Minor League Review: July 5-11

Players of the Week
Pitcher: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.
Player: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.

Reading Phillies
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.

Clearwater Threshers
2-5, 4th place, Florida State League North Division, second half . . . OF Steve Susdorf, .346 with 2 doubles, 2 homers among 9 hits; drove in 4; had a 4-hit game on Thursday including his 8th home run . . . 2B Garcia had his 37-hitting streak stopped on Monday night in Daytona Beach (0-for-3) . . . 2B Fidel Hernandez retturned to Clearwater on Thursday and had 3 hits; added 2 hits and his 1st home run on two days later . . . C Tim Kennelly drove in 5 runs on Sunday with his 11th double and 3rd homer . . . RHP Phillippe Aumont, who relieved 5 times after being sent from Reading to Clearwater, started again on Thursday and won, 6-4; fanned 13 in 6 innings . . . RHS Austin Hyatt (8-5) fanned 9 in 6 shutout innings on Saturday. Named the MiLB.com pitcher of the week in the FSL . . . RHR Jordan Ellis lost in his Clearwater debut on Sunday.

Lakewood BlueClaws
4-3, 1st place, South Atlantic League Northern Division; first half champions . . . OF Leandro Castro hit .400 in 7 games (10-25), 3 doubles, 3 RBI, 4 stolen bases; he began the week with a 4-hit game on Monday . . . CF Jiwan James ended the week riding a 19-game hitting streak; he won Saturday's game with a walk-off single; earlier in the season he had a walk-off home run and walk-off triple; Lakewood had 11 walk-off wins in first 49 home games . . . 1B Jonathan Singleton drove in 7 runs on 4 hits . . . SS Jonathan Villar ended the week on a 6-game hitting streak . . . Wins: Colby Shreve (5-4); had a no-decision in his second start of the week; combined he worked 15 innings and allowed 3 earned runs; RHS Trevor May (1-0), RHR Ebelin Lugo (3-1) and RHS Luke Wertz (3-0); he's fanned 18 in last 22 innings over 10 appearances..

Williamsport Crosscutters
5-1, won last 4; tied for 2nd place, New York-Penn League Pinckney Division . . . OF Michael Dabbs, .455 with 4 doubles among his 10 hits; hitting .463 in last 10 games; ended the week riding a 10-game hitting streak . . . OF Miguel Alvarez, hitting .343 in last 10 . . . 1B Jeff Cusick, .303 in last 10 games including 3 consecutive 2-hit games . . . LHS Mario Hollands (1-1) picked up his first pro win on Thursday, 1 earned run in 6 innings . . . RHR Garrett Claypool was the winner in his first pro game on Friday . . . LHS Kevin Angelle (3-0) won on Saturday and proposed to his girlfriend during Sunday's game; Maegan said "yes" . . . RHR Chase Johnson recorded two saves; has 7 in first 9 games . . . RHR Juan Sosa pitched 3 hitless innings on Thursday for his 2nd save; in 8.2 July innings, he hasn't given up a run while fanning 10 (8.2 innings).

Gulf Coast League Phillies
1-5, losing first 5; tied for 3rd place, North Division . . . CF Aaron Altherr, 7 hits in 5 games with 4 steals . . . 1B Pat Murray, 7 hits, including 3 2-hit games . . . INF Carlos Perdomo hit his 1st pro homer, a 2-run walk-off, 12th-inning hit in Sunday's 7-5 win . . . RHR Jordan Whatcott (2-0) picked up the win . . . RHR Juary Gomez pitched 4 scoreless innings in that game; hasn't allowed an earned run in 11.2 innings over 7 appearances.

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