Players of the Week
Pitcher: LHS Mario Hollands, Clearwater. Was 1-0, winning 3-2 on Thursday at St. Lucie, 2 runs (1 earned), 3 hits, 2 strikeouts for 6 innings. Began season with Lakewood, 0-1 for 9 games (2 starts) when moved up to be in the Threshers' rotation. Won first start at Clearwater on June 2, tossing 5 hitless innings. In 2 starts, 11 innings 3 hits, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts. The 22-year-old was selected in the 10th round in 2010 out of UC Santa Barbara and signed by Shane Bowers.
Player: INF Kevin Fransden, Lehigh Valley. Hit .462 with an organization-high 12 hits, including 3 doubles. Scored 5 and drove in 4. Boosted average from .253 to .277. Has played most games at 2B but has also seen action at 1B, 3B, SS and DH. The 30-year-old was signed as a minor league free agent, 3/28/11. Has played in the majors with the Giants and Angels. Originally selected in the 12th round by the Giants in 2004.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs, International League North Division 5-1, plus a rain out; 2nd place . . . OF Steve Susdorf, .368, 4 runs, 7 hits, 6 games. Streak of scoring in 8 straight games ended on Saturday. Has struck out once since May 24, 41 at-bats. Hitting .440 in June . . . LF-CF Domonic Brown, .304; led club with 7 runs scored; had a 2-home run game on Tuesday; has 3 homers in last 27 at-bats; hitting .324 this month . . . RF Derrick Mitchell was hit by a pitch on June 3 and sustained a fractured right wrist; he'll be sidelined for approximately 6 weeks; was leading club with 6 homers and 31 RBI . . . C Erik Kratz, 4-7 a homer and 8 RBI in last 2 games; included was a grand slam; 8 RBI was a high for the organization last week . . . CF Kyle Hudson ended week with 3 consecutive 2-hit games . . . LHS Tom Cochran (4-1), 2-0, for 2 starts, 0.90 ERA . . . RHS Tyler Cloyd (5-1) was 2-for-2 including an RBI double and a walk in winning on Wednesday, 1 run, 3 hits, 8 innings; combined with Reading, he's 8-1 this season; 41-22 in his minor league career . . . RHR J. C. Ramirez made his AAA debut on Tuesday, 1 scoreless inning . . . RHR Phillippe Aumont recorded back-to-back saves Thursday and Friday, #5-6
Reading Phillies, Eastern League Eastern Division 3-3, 2nd place . . . LF Leandro Castro, .304, with 7 hits; hitting .345 this month . . . 2B Cesar Hernandez had an 11-game hitting streak (19-47, .404) end Friday . . . CF Jiwan James hit an inside-the-park home run on Saturday . . . C Sebastian Valle, 5 hits, 4 RBI; batting .333 in June . . . 3B Tim Kennelly was 8-11 in last 3 games with 2 homers coming in Sunday's game; second homer was a walk-off blast . . . RHS Jonathan Pettibone (5-5) won on Wednesday, 2 runs in 8 innings . . . RHS Trevor May (5-4) lost his 4th straight on Friday . . . RHS David Buchanan (3-5) won on Saturday; 2-0, 3 earned runs in last 3 starts, 21 innings . . . RHR Justin Friend (1-0) was winner on Kennelly's game-winning homer; in 19 appearances he has 11 saves and has allowed 1 run (April 29) . . . RHR Michael Cisco, 1-1 with a 1.17 ERA in last 10 appearances.
Clearwater Threshers, Florida State League North Division 2-4 plus one rain out; 2nd place . . . 1B Jim Murphy, .333, 6th home run and 3 RBI (42 for season) . . . RF Zach Collier, .348, 2 doubles, 1st homer among club-high 8 hits; drove in 6; average fell from .381 to .364 . . . SS Edgar Duran, .316 . . . 3B Cody Asche was added to the North squad for the FSL All-Star Game . . . LHS Austin Wright (6-1) won on Monday, 1 run, 7 innings, but lost on Saturday, 5 runs, 5 innings . . . RHR Brody Colvin is 2-0, 2.00 in 5 relief appearances, 9 strikeouts in 9 innings . . . RHR Tyler Knigge, 5th save on Thursday.
Lakewood BlueClaws, South Atlantic League North Division 2-4, 6th place . . . 1B Chris Duffy, .333, hitting .303 in last 10 . . . 3B Harold Martinez, .318, 2 doubles among 7 hits . . . 2B Alejandro Villalobos, after being hitless in 1st 2 games when he joined the club on May 28, has hit in 10 of next 12 games; batting .310 in last 10 . . . 3B Maikel Franco hit 6th homer on Sunday . . . Both wins went to LHS Ethan Stewart, who broke a personal 6-game losing streak. Allowed 4 runs in 12 total innings . . . RHS Colin Kleven (3-5) was named to the North squad for the SAL All-Star Game.
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