Springfield, MO - For the second consecutive week, the Texas League has named Springfield Cardinals All-Star LHP Tim Cooney the Texas League Pitcher of the Week, this time for the week of August 12 - 18. Cooney also won the award last week, covering August 5 - 11, and is the first pitcher in the league this season to claim consecutive weekly honors.
Cooney's back-to-back awards increase the Cardinals total to five weekly awards this year, with All-Star 3B Ruben Gotay claiming the Player of the Week award for June 17 - 23, 1B Xavier Scruggs for April 29 - May 5 and All-Star LF Mike O'Neill for April 22 - 28.
Cooney, 23, followed up his dominant start against the Frisco RoughRiders on August 8 with another excellent outing against Frisco last Thursday. Facing the RoughRiders in Frisco, Cooney helped pace the Cardinals to the 7-1 victory with seven innings of work, allowing only one run on two hits while striking out seven batters. He issued only one walk, and concluded his stellar start by closing the seventh inning with his seventh strikeout, a looking punchout against 3B Ryan Rua.
The Collegeville, Pennsylvania native has posted a 7-7 record with a 3.86 ERA through 17 starts with Springfield. In 98.0 total innings, he has racked up 105 strikeouts with only 16 walks allowed. Cooney started the campaign with the Palm Beach Cardinals (High-A), going 3-3 with a 2.75 ERA through six starts before being promoted to Springfield on May 13.
In his first full professional season, Cooney was selected by the Cardinals in the third round of the 2012 June Draft out of Wake Forest University.
Click here to view Tim Cooney's player profile on SpringfieldCardinals.com.
Springfield returns home for the second to last homestand of the season, a four-game series against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals starting on Tuesday. This Tuesday is a Great Southern Bank $1 Dog Day with delicious hot dogs for just a buck each, along with a 7:09pm First Pitch.
The series against the Naturals will continue on Wednesday night, followed by the St. Louis Cardinals 2006 World Championship Replica Ring Giveaway (2,500) and a Johnsonville "Buck a Brat" Night on Thursday. The series wraps up with the American National Back-to-Back Texas League Player of the Year T-Shirt Giveaway (2,500) and an AM Pyrotechnics Friday Night Fireworks Show featuring Top 40 Music this Friday. First Pitch each night is 7:09pm, with gates opening at 6:09pm.
The Cardinals then wrap up the 2013 Regular Season from Saturday, August 31 - Monday, Sept. 2. Click below to view the great lineup of promotions at Hammons Field during the season's final home series.
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