Bryse Wilson Named IL Pitcher of the Week

Right-hander struck out 13 over 8.0 scoreless innings on August 15 vs. Louisville

Wilson set a Gwinnett single-game record with a career-high 13 strikeouts on August 15 vs. Louisville. (Bernie Connelly / Gwinnett Stripers)

By Dave Lezotte / Gwinnett Stripers | August 20, 2018 11:00 AM

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - Gwinnett Stripers right-hander Bryse Wilson has been named the International League Pitcher of the Week for August 13-19, the league office announced Monday.

Wilson, 20, went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER in 8.0 IP) and league-bests in WHIP (0.13) and opponent average (.042) in one start during the week, August 15 vs. Louisville. That night, he set Gwinnett's single-game strikeout record with a career-high 13 over 8.0 scoreless, one-hit frames to lead the Stripers to a 4-3 win over the Bats.

Video: Gwinnett's Wilson registers 13th K

Wilson bested the previous Gwinnett record of 12 strikeouts, set by Charlie Morton in the fourth game in club history on April 12, 2009 at Charlotte.

The Atlanta Braves' fourth-round selection in 2016 out of Orange High School (Hillsborough, NC), Wilson is 3-0 with a 4.50 ERA (10 ER in 20.0 IP), .205 opponent average, two walks and 24 strikeouts in three starts on his Triple-A debut with the Stripers. Between Gwinnett and Double-A Mississippi, he has combined to go 8-5 with a 3.27 ERA (45 ER in 123.2 IP), .231 opponent average, 35 walks and 139 strikeouts in 23 starts.

It is the first career IL Pitcher of the Week award for Wilson. He is the fourth Stripers player to earn an IL weekly award this season, joining Dustin Peterson (IL Batter of the Week for April 23-29), Danny Santana (IL Batter of the Week for May 21-27) and Lucas Sims (IL Pitcher of the Week for July 2-8).

The Stripers are off Monday and start a five-game series at Durham on Tuesday with a doubleheader. First pitch of game one against the Bulls at Durham Bulls Athletic Park is 6:05 p.m. Dave Lezotte will have the play-by-play call on 97.7 FM and 93.5 FM The Other Side of the River beginning at 5:35 p.m.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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