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Austin Athmann (West Michigan Whitecaps/Class A) – Athmann appeared in four games this week, including a monster 4-for-5 game with two doubles, three RBIs, and two runs scored on Sunday.
Matt Fiedler (Peoria Chiefs/Class A) – Fiedler cracked the line-up in five games this week, with hits in his last two including a 2-for-5 night with a double and a run scored on Thursday night.
— Minnesota Baseball (@GopherBaseball) July 31, 2017
Lucas Gilbreath (Grand Junction Rockies/Rookie) – Gilbreath did not take the mound this week, his last appearance being a start for the Rockies on July 27.
Brian Glowicki (Eugene Emeralds/Class A-Short) – Glowicki made one appearance out of the Emeralds bullpen this week, striking out the side in a perfect inning on Sunday.
Tyler Hanson (Boise Hawks/Class A-Short) –Hanson returned to the hill on Thursday night, striking out two in two innings without allowing an earned run.
Jordan Jess (West Virginia Power/Class A) – Jess tossed 3.1 innings spanning two appearances this week, picking up his second save of the season on Saturday.
Ben Meyer (Jupiter Hammerheads/Class A Advanced) – Meyer made another solid start for the Hammerheads, tossed 7.0 innings without allowing an earned run, scattering four hits and striking out six last Saturday night.
Seth Rosin (Richmond Flying Squirrels/Double-A) – Rosin came out of the Richmond bullpen three times, allowing a home run last time out but striking out five in 2.2 innings on the week.
Dalton Sawyer (Stockton Ports/Class A-Advanced) – Sawyer picked up the victory, hurling 5.0 scoreless innings on Tuesday night, striking out seven while scattering four hits.
DJ Snelten (Sacramento River Cats/Triple-A) – Snelten made two appearances this week, striking out one in a scoreless inning on Thursday night as he continues to build his resume for a potential call to the show.
— Minnesota Baseball (@GopherBaseball) August 2, 2017
Tom Windle (Reading Fightin Phils/Double-A) – Windle worked 3.2 innings out of the Reading bullpen, striking out two.
Nate Hanson (St. Paul Saints) – Hanson extended his hitting streak to 14 games, going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI on Thursday night. This week, he batted 10-for-26 with six RBIs, two doubles, two home runs, and three runs scored.
Dan Motl (Sioux Falls Canaries) – Motl highlighted his week with a 4-for-4 game last Saturday against Lincoln, driving in one with a double. He drew four walks and scored five runs on the week.
Cape Cod League
Micah Coffey (Hyannis Harbor Hawks) – Coffey returned to the line-up this week with a hot streak, going 5-for-13 with a double, an RBI, and five runs scored.
Terrin Vavra (Cotuit Kettleers) – Vavra launched a home run on Thursday afternoon, capping off a week where he raised his batting average by 10 points. He added a double, four RBIs, and four runs scored.
— Cotuit Kettleers (@CotuitKettleers) August 3, 2017
Danny Kapala (Waterloo Bucks) – Kapala gave up a pair of hits but struck out a batter in his lone appearance this week, but the Bucks picked up an 11-0 victory.
Gabe Knowles (Duluth Huskies) – Knowles will join Gopher teammate Nick Lackney at next week’s Major League Dreams Showcase as an injury replacement, celebrating his placement with a ninth-inning home run on Tuesday, his fourth time cracking the line-up this week.
Nick Lackney (Willmar Stingers) –Lackney tossed 4.2 innings, allowing five hits but zero earned runs while striking out two in his lone start of the week on Thursday night.
— Northwoods League (@NWLbaseball) July 31, 2017
Jackson Rose (St. Cloud Rox) – Rose continues to impress out of the bullpen for the Rox, working 5.1 innings spanning three appearances, striking out 10 on the week.
Riley Smith (Green Bay Bullfrogs) – Smith saw his eight-game hitting streak snapped on Thursday night, but still put together a strong week for the Bullfrogs, batting 11-for-25 with three RBIs, a double two triples, and three runs scored.
Jake Stevenson (St. Cloud Rox) – Stevenson picked up a victory with 6.0 innings against Bismarck last Friday and was credited with his four innings from a previously rain-delayed conclusion to a game Saturday. On the week, he struck out eight in 10.1 innings, allowing just three hits in that stretch.
— Northwoods League (@NWLbaseball) August 1, 2017
Perfect Game League
Luke Pettersen (Saugerties Stallions) – Pettersen wrapped up his season as the Stallions were ousted from the PGCBL playoffs. Pettersen went 1-for-3 in the single elimination outing, knocking in a run. He closed out his season on a four-game hitting streak, 8-for-14 with two runs scored in that stretch.
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