Woodbridge, VA-- After turning in his best start of the season on May 3rd, P-Nats RHP A.J. Cole was named the Carolina League's Pitcher of the Week (April 29th- May 5th).
Cole pitched six innings, striking out nine while surrendering only four hits, all singles, and walking none. He gave up no earned runs against Myrtle Beach to pick up his first win of the season.
Cole, 21, is back in the Nationals system after being traded to the Oakland Athletics in Dec. 2011. The Nationals re-acquired Cole in the three-team deal that sent Michael Morse to the Seattle Mariners in January. The Winter Springs, FL, native is ranked as the fourth prospect in the Washington Nationals system by Baseball America.
Cole is 1-1 on the 2013 season, with a 3.94 ERA over six games. In 32 innings pitched, he has struck out 34 batters, which is the second highest for the P-Nats.
The P-Nats have now won four Carolina League Player of the Week Awards this season.
On Tuesday night, the Nationals begin a three-game series in Wilmington. Go to potomacnationals.com to find the Potomac Nationals Broadcast Network coverage, starting at 6:20 pm for a 6:35 pm first pitch all three nights. The P-Nats return to Pfitzner Stadium on Friday to start a 7-game homestand.
The Potomac Nationals of the Carolina League play at Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Virginia, and are the Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Washington Nationals. P-Nats 2013 season tickets, mini plans, and individual game tickets are on sale now. Sponsorship opportunities for the '13 season are still available. Plan your corporate outing now in preparation for the summer months as the P-Nats offer discounted group rates and all-inclusive picnic options. Visit the P-Nats online at www.potomacnationals.com or call the ticket office at 703-590-2311 for more!
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