Another Canadian doing well in the system!
According the the Florida State League office in Daytona Beach, James Avery has been named the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the week of July 3rd - 9th.
Avery, a proud product of Moose Jaw, SK, Canada, tossed 13 shutout innings last week. In doing so, the 22-year old earned back-to-back wins for the first time this season. On Monday, Avery hurled six scoreless frames against the Lakeland Tigers. On Sunday, he fired a complete game seven-inning shutout agains the Ft. Myers Miracle.
Avery becomes just the fourth player in Sarasota Reds history to win the award and the first as a pitcher. He joins teammate Drew Anderson who won the award earlier this season and Junior Ruiz and two-time winner Ben Himes who both won the award in 2005.