Coshow, Zehner, Acevedo Take Home End of Season Awards
By Trenton Thunder | September 4, 2017 11:11 AM ET
The Thunder, Double-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, announced today that starting pitcher Domingo Acevedo has been named the winner of the Smith's ACE Hardware Pitcher of the Year award, outfielder Zack Zehner is the recipient of the 2017 OxiClean "Dirtiest Uniform of the Season" award, and pitcher Cale Coshow is the recipient of the 2017 Samuel J. Plumeri, Sr. Community Service award. The awards were presented on Monday afternoon at ARM & HAMMER Park prior to the regular season finale against the Reading Fightin Phils.
The Smith's Ace Hardware Pitcher of the Year award was voted on by fans during the final month of the season. This year's winner, Domingo Acevedo, went 5-1 with a 2.38 ERA in 14 starts for the Thunder. Identified as one of the top prospects in the New York Yankees system by Baseball America, Acevedo began his Thunder career with 19.0 consecutive scoreless innings pitched. Acevedo follows in the footsteps of pitchers Ronald Herrera (2016), Caleb Smith (2015), Jaron Long (2014), Nik Turley (2013), Brett Marshall (2012), and Shaeffer Hall (2011) as recipients of the award.
Zack Zehner earned the OxiClean "Dirtiest Uniform of the Season" with endless determination and hustle on the field and played with a consistently dirty uniform. Zehner joins Dustin Fowler (2016), Tony Renda (2015), Ben Gamel (2014), Slade Heathcott (2013) and David Adams (2012) as winners of the "Dirtiest Uniform" award and will earn a years supply of OxiClean products.
The Samuel J. Plumeri, Sr. Community Service Award winner Cale Coshow has been a frequent participant in activities for Trenton Thunder charities. Coshow was a leader in community outreach programs with the Miracle League of Mercer County, and Strikeout Hunger a food packing event run by the United Way of Mercer County which made nearly 200,000 meals for local food pantries.
Coshow, who was selected for the award by Thunder management for the second straight year, is the first two-time receipient of the award. Coshow joins Dan Fiorito (2015), Tyson Blaser (2014), Aaron Dott (2013), Craig Heyer (2012), Cory Arbiso (2011), Ryan Baker (2010), Noah Hall (2009), Joe Muich (2008), Jason Jones (2007), Jason Brown (2006), Ben Julianel (2005), Jason Grove (2004), Brian Myrow (2003), Mike Griffin (2002), Josh Garrett (2001), Marty McLeary (2000) and Brad Tweedlie (1999) as recipients of the award.
The Thunder will begin postseason play in the East Division Championship Series with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Wednesday, September 6. ARM & HAMMER Park will host game three of the EDCS on Friday, September 8 as well as the final three games of the best-of-five series. For tickets and additional information, visit www.TrentonThunder.com.
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