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Roller and Karns Win Weekly Awards
04/22/2013 12:38 PM ET
Kyle Roller (Dave Schofield) and Nathan Karns (Carl Kline/MiLB.com)
Kyle Roller (Dave Schofield) and Nathan Karns (Carl Kline/MiLB.com) 

PORTLAND, ME - The Eastern League is pleased to announce the winners of the Eastern League Player of the Week Award and Eastern League Pitcher of the Week Award for the period of April 15th through April 21st:

Trenton Thunder first baseman Kyle Roller has been selected as the Eastern League Player of the Week for the period of April 15th-April 21st. The 25-year old batted .455 (15-for-33) with two doubles, two home runs, seven RBI, six runs scored and a .757 slugging percentage in seven games for the Thunder last week. Roller, who is a native of Rockingham, North Carolina, had at least one hit in each of the seven games he played in last week and had six multiple hit games, including going 3-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and two runs scored in a 10-6 win at Erie on Sunday afternoon. The 6'1", 250 lb. slugger led all Eastern League players in hits (15) and total bases (23) last week and also ranked among the weekly leaders in batting average (.455-2nd), home runs (2-tied 2nd), slugging percentage (.697-3rd), OPS (1.152-5th), runs scored (6-tied 6th) and RBI (7-tied 7th). He is batting .348 in 16 games for the Thunder this season and he currently leads the league in hits (24) and is tied for the league lead in home runs (4). Kyle, who was a Florida State League All-Star last season after hitting .266 with 18 home runs and 85 RBI for the Tampa Yankees, was selected by the New York Yankees in the eighth round of the 2010 draft out of East Carolina University.

Kyle Roller's Batting Line for the period of April 15-April 21, 2013

G
AVG
AB
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
R
SB
BB
SLG
7
.455
33
15
2
0
2
7
6
0
0
.697


Kyle Roller's Batting Line for the 2013 Season

G
AVG
AB
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
R
SB
BB
SLG
16
.348
69
24
3
0
4
15
13
0
5
.565

 

Nathan Karns, a right-handed starting pitcher for the Harrisburg Senators, has been selected as the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the period of April 15th-April 21st. The 6'3", 230 lb. hurler started one game for the Senators last week and had a record of 1-0 with 13 strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA. Karns, who is a native of Franklin, Pennsylvania, made his lone start of the week on Saturday in the opening game of a doubleheader against the visiting Altoona Curve, and threw the first complete game by an Eastern League pitcher this season in a 4-1 victory. He recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts and surrendered just one run on two hits and one walk while earning his first career win at the Double-A level. The 25-year old led all Eastern League pitchers in WHIP (0.43) and complete games (1) last week and also ranked among the weekly leaders in batting average against (.087-2nd), strikeouts (13-4th), wins (1-tied 6th) and ERA (1.29-tied 10th). Nathan, who was the Nationals' 2012 Minor League Pitcher of the Year after combining to go 11-4 with 148 strikeouts and a 2.17 ERA in 24 appearances with the Hagerstown Suns and the Potomac Nationals last season, was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 12th round of the 2009 draft out of Texas Tech University.

 

Nathan Karn's Pitching Line for the period of April 15-April 21, 2013

G
W
L
SV
IP
H
R
ER
K
BB
ERA
1
1
0
0
7.0
2
1
1
13
1
1.29


Nathan Karn's Pitching Line for the 2013 Season

G
W
L
SV
IP
H
R
ER
K
BB
ERA
3
1
1
0
15.2
12
8
8
24
5
4.60

 

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