Here is the weekly report from the great Larry Shenk.
Players of the Week
**Pitcher: RHP Garrett Claypool, Lakewood. Made 1 start last week, a no decision in which he allowed 1 run on 2 hits in 7 innings. He walked 1 and struck out a season-high 11 (7 looking). For the season, he is 1-2 for 12 games (8 starts) with a 2.30 ERA, which ranks second in the South Atlantic League to teammate Dave Buchanan (1.97). Opponents are batting .188. The 22-year-old was selected in the 11th round a year ago out of UCLA and signed by Shane Bowers.
– Noted on Claypool: His Monday start in which he threw seven shutout innings, didn’t even count for last week (it will for this week). He’s allowed 2 ER in his last 26 innings pitched.
**Player: 1B Jim Murphy, Lakewood. Batted .364 in 6 games with 5 runs scored, 8 hits, 3 doubles, 3 homers and 9 RBI. He homered in three straight games starting Thursday night and ended the week riding a 7-game hitting streak. For the season, he is hitting .264 with 13 homers (matching Reading’s Cody Overbeck for the most in the organization) and 36 RBI, which are tops in the organization. His 13 homers also lead the SAL. The 25-year-old was selected in the 17th round in 2006 out of Washington State University and signed by Dave Ryles.
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