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Perez named Texas League Pitcher of Week
04/25/2011 4:39 PM ET
FRISCO, TX - Frisco left-hander Martin Perez was named the Texas League Pitcher of the Week, the Texas League office announced Monday afternoon.

Perez tossed the second perfect game in RoughRiders' history Tuesday night against the Arkansas Travelers. In that game, Perez pitched five perfect innings and struck out three. The game was called after inclement weather hit the North Little Rock, Ark., area in the top of the sixth with Frisco leading 1-0.

On the season, Perez, the top prospect in the Texas Rangers' organization according to Baseball America, is 1-0 with a 1.38 earned run average over three starts. He is tied for second on the team with 15 strikeouts.

Perez gets the call again Monday night in San Antonio as the RoughRiders open a four-game series with the first-place Missions. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

About the RoughRiders
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A Affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The club has finished first out of all 30 Double-A Baseball teams in attendance in each season from 2005 - 2010 and was awarded 2010 Texas League Organization of the Year. The RoughRiders are also owned by Mandalay Sports Entertainment, winners of the "Baseball Organization of the Year" in 2008 by Ballpark Digest. For more information on Mandalay Baseball Properties, the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, contact Aaron Goldsmith at (972) 334-1976 or via email at AGoldsmith@RidersBaseball.com.



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