Casey Collects Midwest League Pitcher of the Week Award

The 2018 Chicago Cubs 9th-Round Pick fired seven perfect innings vs Cedar Rapids last Monday.

By South Bend Cubs | May 14, 2019 12:21 PM

SOUTH BEND, IN - The Midwest League has announced South Bend Cubs right-handed pitcher Derek Casey as the League Pitcher of the Week for May 6-12 after the second no-hitter in South Bend Cubs history last Monday.

Casey got the no-no started for South Bend by going seven perfect innings against the Cedar Rapids Kernels on May 6. The former Virginia Cavalier also struck out a career-high six batters in part of the combined no-hitter. Peyton Remy finished off the final two innings that night.

Casey, the South Bend Cubs Opening Day starter, has not allowed a run over his past two starts. In those 11 combined innings, he has allowed just three hits along with 11 strikeouts. Casey will look to continue the hot stretch tonight in Bowling Green as he takes the hill at 7:35 p.m. 

After the three-game road trip at Bowling Green, the Cubs will return home on Thursday to take on the Dayton Dragons for the first of a four-game series. For tickets, visit the South Bend Cubs box office, call (574) 235-9988, or go to SouthBendCubs.com.

About the South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs are the Class A minor league affiliate of the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Over the past 31 seasons, the team has won five Midwest League titles, most recently in 2005, and has captured 12 division titles. In 2019, the South Bend Cubs will host the Midwest League All-Star Game. In June 2017, Four Winds Field, home of the South Bend Cubs, was voted Best Class A ballpark in the country by Ballpark Digest. In 2015 the team was named Ballpark Digest's Team of the Year and received the John H. Johnson President's Award, the highest award in minor league baseball. The team is owned and operated by Swing-Batter-Swing, LLC whose principal shareholder is Andrew T. Berlin of Chicago, Ill.

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

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