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Parker Named Low-A East Pitcher of the Week

May 31, 2021

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – Minor League Baseball announced on Monday morning that Fredericksburg Nationals left-handed pitcher Mitchell Parker has been named Low-A East Pitcher of the Week for May 24-30. Parker, 21, made two starts in Fredericksburg’s series win at Down East last week, going 2-0 with 22 strikeouts over 12.0

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – Minor League Baseball announced on Monday morning that Fredericksburg Nationals left-handed pitcher Mitchell Parker has been named Low-A East Pitcher of the Week for May 24-30.

Parker, 21, made two starts in Fredericksburg’s series win at Down East last week, going 2-0 with 22 strikeouts over 12.0 scoreless, one-hit innings. He pitched the series opener on Tuesday, earning his first professional win and taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning, ultimately allowing one hit over 6.0 scoreless frames with 10 strikeouts in a 2-0 FredNats win. He was even better in the series finale on Sunday afternoon, striking out 12 Wood Ducks batters and turning in 6.0 no-hit innings in a 7-2 victory.

Parker, the fifth-round selection of the Nationals in the 2020 Draft, is 2-2 through his first five starts. He leads the Low-A East in ERA at 2.92, innings pitched at 24.2, opponent batting average at .161, and strikeouts with 43.

The Fredericksburg Nationals return home for a six-game series against the Delmarva Shorebirds beginning on Tuesday. First pitch of the opener from FredNats Ballpark is scheduled for 7:05.