Players of the Week
**Pitcher: LHS Adam Morgan, Clearwater. 1-0 for 2 starts, 0.00 ERA against Brevard County. Tossed 13 innings, allowed 5 hits, 0 runs, walked 2 and struck out 16. Win ended a 4-game losing streak; last win was May 20. For the season, 3-8, 3.28 ERA, which ranks seventh in the FSL. Leads FSL and organization with 96 strikeouts. Has only 24 walks in 90.2 innings. Named Pitcher of the Week in the FSL by MiLB.com. The 22-year-old was the 3rd round selection in 2011 out of the University of Alabama and signed by Mike Stauffer.
**Player: RF Kelly Dugan, Lakewood. Hit .412 in 7 games with organization-high 14 hits, ending the week on a 9-game hitting streak, boosting his average from .246 to .276. Included were 5 multi-hit games. Scored 8 times and drove in 7. Hit 8th home run on Friday, tops on the club. Prior to this season, he had 3 career home runs in 120 games. In addition to RF, he's been a DH and started at 1B. The 21-year-old switch-hitter was the 2nd round selection in 2009 out of Notre Dame High School (CA) and signed by Shane Bowers.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs, International League North Division
4-4, 1st place ... 4-game winning streak ended on Wednesday; lost 3 in a row (scoring 1 total run) before winning 2nd game on Sunday, 7-1, scoring in only 1 inning, thanks to 3-run homers by Pete Orr and Michael Martinez . . . First win on Monday was 5-4, 10 innings; tied the game in the ninth on a bases-loaded walk and won in the 10th on a wild pitch . . . 3B Tug Hulett drove in 5 runs on Thursday with a single and grand slam . . . CF Kyle Hudson, .314 with club-high 11 hits; overall, hit in 8 of his last 9 games, going from .257 to .277; leads club with 17 steals . . . INF Kevin Fransden had an 8-game hitting streak end on Sunday, 2nd game; overall, he's hit in 18 of last 19 games, going from .278 to .296; 29 doubles leads IL and the organization. . . INF Martinez, 10 hits, 10 RBI in 13 games . . . OF Steve Susdorf, struck out twice in 8 games; only 17 in 47 LV games . . . RHS Tyler Cloyd gave up 2 earned runs in 13 innings but had 2 no decisions . . . LHS Pat Misch (6-10) won on Thursday, 2 runs, 7 innings, 8 strikeouts . . . Bullpen picked up the other 3 wins, RH Justin Friend (1-0), plus 1st AAA save the next night; RH J. C. Ramirez (2-0) and RH Michael Cisco (2-0) . . . Cloyd will start the AAA All-Star Game on Wednesday night in Buffalo against the Pacific Coast League.
Reading Phillies, Eastern League Eastern Division
1-6, 3rd place, losing last 4 . . . LF Leandro Castro, .367, club-high 11 hits, including 5 2-hit games; hitting .371 in last 10 to take over the club lead (.317); 26 doubles are tied for the EL lead . . . 2B Cesar Hernandez had an 8-game hitting streak end on Saturday; among his 8 hits were his 22nd double and 2 triples, giving him 10 for the season, tops in the EL; shares EL lead in hits (104); batting .324 in last 10 games . . . 1B Darin Ruf hit his 15th homer on Sunday and drove in 2, boosting his total to 55; leads organization in homers and RBI . . . RHS Austin Hyatt (2-2) picked up the lone win on Wednesday, 0 runs, 6 innings . . . RHR Lisalverto Bonilla posted his 3rd save in that game.
Clearwater Threshers, Florida State League North Division
5-2, 2nd place, second half; won 1st 4 games of the week, allowing a total of 5 runs . . . C Cameron Rupp, .429, 4 doubles among his 9 hits . . . 2B Albert Cartwright also had 9 hits, including 3 doubles and 2 triples; had an 11-game hitting streak end on Friday . . . 1B Jim Murphy, 5 doubles and his 9th homer among 7 hits . . . OF Zach Collier had an 11-game hitting streak end on Friday, an streak in which he had 12 hits; his average dropped from .321 to .311; hitting .302 vs. LHP, .301 vs. RHP . . . RHS Brody Colvin (5-4), 1-0, for 2 starts, 2 earned runs over 12 innings, with 10 strikeouts . . . RHR Michael Nesseth was Tuesday's winner with 3 hitless, scoreless innings . . . RH Kyle Simon (1-0), acquired in the Jim Thome trade, won the next night and LHS Jesse Biddle (5-3) was the winner the following game . . . RHR Tyler Knigge, 4 more scoreless appearances; hasn't allowed a run since May 29, 14 games, 16.2 innings, 22 strikeouts; only other time he was scored on was 2 runs on April 27; had back-to-back saves last week, #8-9 . . . FSL strikeout leaders: 1. Morgan, 96; 2. Austin Wright, 86; 3. Biddle, 85, and in 5th place, Colvin, 79.
Lakewood BlueClaws, South Atlantic League North Division
4-3, 3rd place, second half . . . Started week with an 11-10 win over Hagerstown, scoring 2 in the bottom of the 10th on a game-tying single by Dugan and a walk-off bases-loaded walk . . . 1B Chris Duffy had a 19-game hitting streak end on Wednesday, 32 hits, .438; ended the week with a grand slam in 7-5 win . . . 3B Maikel Franco, .400; 12 hits and 5 RBI; 9-game hitting streak ended Thursday, .356 with 16 hits and 14 RBI; hitting .372 in last 10; leads club with 47 RBI . . . OF Aaron Altherr had a 12-game streak end on Friday; 20 hits, .444, boosting average from .221 to .264; streak of driving in a run in 6-straight games also ended the same night; 40 RBI are 2nd to Franco . . . 2B Alejandro Villalobos ended the week on a 6-game hitting streak; hitting .333 in last 10 . . . SS Tim Carver, 7 hits in 7 games . . . Relievers picked up the 4 wins, RH Kenny Giles (2-2), LH Blake Mascarello (2-0); RH Gabriel Arias (3-4) and RH Luis Paulino (4-1) . . . RHS Colin Kleven fanned a career-high 11 in a no decision on Tuesday.
Williamsport Crosscutters, New York-Penn League Pinckney Division
2-5, 5th place . . . Broke a 5-game losing streak with a 5-4 win on Wednesday and ended the week with an 11-8 win . . . 1B Chris Serritella, .379, club-high 11 hits, including 4 doubles and 3 homers (consecutive games); scored 8 and drove in an organization-high 9 runs. Named MiLB.com Player of the Week; hitting .381 in last 10 . . . OF Larry Greene, .321, 9 hits, 4 RBI; leads club with 13 walks; hitting .333 in last 10 . . . 3B Mitch Walding, 5 RBI, 6 hits; leads club with .338 average . . . SS Roman Quinn, 6 hits over last 4 games; hitting .423 vs. LHP, .197 vs. RHP . . . OF Brian Pointer, 2 doubles, 2 homers among 8 hits; drove in 6 runs; hit a grand slam in the 1st inning on Sunday and a 2-run homer in the 2nd inning . . . NYP RBI leaders, Serritella, 18; Walding, 17 . . . RHS Jordan Guth (1-0) picked up his 1st pro win on Thursday, 1 unearned run, 5 innings . . . RHS Joshua Warner (2-0) had a no-decision on Tuesday, 0 runs, 7 innings and won on Sunday, 4 runs, 5 innings . . . 2nd save each for RH Jeb Stefan and RH Zach Cooper.
Gulf Coast League Phillies, North Division
5-2, 4th place . . . SS Angelo Mora, .368, 7 hits in 5 games . . . 3B Zach Green, .364, single, double, triple among 8 hits; drove in club-high 8 runs; hitting .323 in 1st 10 pro games . . . 1B William Carmona, .333, 8 hits, 6 RBI . . . RF Dylan Cozens, .333, 7 hits, including 4 doubles; scored in each of his 6 games; club-high 8 for the week; hitting .343 in last 10 . . . C Willians Astudillo, .394 in 10 games; has 1 strikeout in 42 at-bats . . . Wins went to RH Richard Bielski (1-0), LH Franklin Vargas (2-0), RH Felix Santos (1-1), RH Manaure Martinez (1-2), 1 run, 2 hits, 7 innings, 8 strikeouts on Friday, 2nd game and RH Ranfi Casimiro (1-0) . . . 3 saves, LH Yoel Mecias (1), Santos (1) and Jesen Dygestile-Therrien (1).