HAGERSTOWN, Md. - The South Atlantic League announced today that Hagerstown Suns LHP Robbie Ray was named Pitcher of the Week for May 9-15, 2011. Ray's two starts during this week were his first of the season.
Ray holds a 1-0 record in two starts and has yet to surrender a run. The lefty allowed three hits in 11 innings and struck out 13 while walking just one.
Ray, 19, was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 12th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of Brentwood (Tenn.) High School. Ray appeared in one game with the Vermont Lake Monsters of the New York-Penn League last season, striking out two in one inning of work.
This is the third week a Hagerstown player has received South Atlantic League honors this season. Right-hander Cameron Selik earned Pitcher of the Week honors for April 18-24 before being promoted to the Potomac Nationals, and outfielder Bryce Harper was named Player of the Week for May 2-8.
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