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Crawdads Sweep SAL Weekly Awards PDF Print
Written by Staff Reports   
Monday, 13 June 2011 13:05

The South Atlantic League announced Monday that the Hickory Crawdads, Class A Affiliate of the Texas Rangers, have won both of the SAL Weekly Awards for the week of June 6 - 12, becoming the first team to win both awards in the same week since the Charleston RiverDogs in 2009.

Outfielder Jake Skole was named the Player of the Week and righthanded pitcher Nick Tepesch captured Pitcher of the Week honors, helping lead the Crawdads to a 5-1 record during that stretch and pulling them within two games of the first-place in the Northern Division.
Skole, who is 19-years-old, batted .409 (9-for-22) with one home run, two doubles, a triple and nine RBI. He scored nine runs, walked four times and produced stole two bases without being caught.
Skole capped off the week by going 3-for-4 in Sunday's 12-3 win against Asheville. Skole had two doubles and drove in three runs with two runs scored. On the year, he's hitting .257 with two homers and 25 RBIs in 54 games. Skole was selected out of high school in the first round of the 2010 MLB draft by the Rangers. 
Tepesch, 22, had one start last week and made it a good one. He won his only appearance with a dominant pitching performance against Lakewood. The rightander struck out a career-high ten men, and gave up just one earned run on three hits in seven innings last Tuesday. This season, Tepesch is 2-3 with a 3.55 ERA through 14 outings and eight starts.  In 50 2/3 innings, Tepesch has allowed just 22 runs (20 earned) on 51 hits with 11 walks and 40 strikeouts. Tepesch was selected out of the University of Missouri in the 14th round of the 2010 MLB draft. 
Tepesch gets the starting nod  Monday night against the Asheville Tourists at Historic McCormick Field. Game time is 7:05 pm.
NOTES: The 'Dads return home on Thursday, June 16 against the Charleston RiverDogs.  It will be Thirsty Thursday, presented by Buffalo Wild Wings with $1 can beers and Pepsis!  Don't miss the post-game concert by Norva Jean Dreams!  Thursday is also NASCAR Night - wear a NASCAR t-shirt for a Half Off Ticket!  First pitch is at 7 p.m., gates open at 6 p.m.



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