The Pacific Coast League announced on Monday that Storm Chasers pitcher Jonathan Dziedzic has been honored as the circuit's Pitcher of the Week for the time period between April 6-16. Dziedzic also earned PCL Pitcher of the Week honors for his work during the first week of the 2016 season.
Over three starts between April 6-16, 2017, the southpaw compiled a 2-1 record and 1.04 ERA (2 ER/17.1 IP), adding 16 strikeouts. The highlight of his week was firing 6.2 hitless innings on April 16 versus New Orleans as Omaha took a no-hit bid into the ninth inning, walking just one batter while fanning six. He earned his first victory of 2017 with 5.2 scorless frames on April 11 versus Round Rock.
Video: Omaha's Dziedzic finishes 6 2/3 hitless
Entering PCL play on Monday, the 25-year-old ranks second in the circuit in innings pitched (17.2), in addition to tied for third in strikeouts (16) and eighth in earned-run average (1.04). He has also allowed the fifth-fewest baserunners per nine innings (7.27) among the league's starters.
Dziedzic also earned Pacific Coast League honors last year for the time span between April 7-17. In two outings against New Orleans in that time frame he accumulated a 1-1 record and 0.00 ERA (0 ER/12.0 IP) with 14 strikeouts. The left-hander is the first Omaha pitcher to win two or more PCL Pitcher of the Week honors since Danny Duffy earned weekly honors during the 2011 season (April 25-May 2) and then again in 2013 (June 24-July 1).
Following their series finale matchup against the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Monday afternoon, the Storm Chasers will travel to Round Rock to start an eight-game road trip. First pitch of the series opener at the Dell Diamond is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CT.
Omaha returns home to Werner Park to start an eight-game homestand on Thursday, April 27 versus Oklahoma City. First pitch of the series opener that evening is set for 7:05 p.m. CT.
Tickets for that contest and all remaining Storm Chasers games are still available and can be purchased online at www.omahastormchasers.com/tickets, or by calling the Werner Park Ticket Office at (402) 738-5100. To view Ticket Office hours, please click here.
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