Fiers named Pitcher of the WeekPublished 12:24pm Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Huntsville’s starting pitcher Michael Fiers has been named the Southern League’s Pitcher of the Week for June 27 – July 3. Fiers allowed just one hit in his outing on June 29 against Mississippi.
In six innings of work, Fiers struck out a total of nine batters and walked just two. None of the 22 batters he faced reached home plate again, as he kept the Mississippi Braves scoreless. He allowed just one hit and kept batters to a .050 batting average.
Fiers is currently 5-3 with a 2.64 ERA in 22 games (eight starts) for the Stars. Fiers has allowed just 14 walks and struck out 63 batters in 61.1 innings of work. Fiers was drafted in the 22nd round of the 2009 First-Year Player Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Stars are continuing a four-game road trip against the Chattanooga Lookouts. They will return home on Friday, July 8 for a four-game series against the Carolina Mudcats. For more information, call (256) 882-2562 or visit Huntsvillestars.com.