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Adams, Roberts take home honors

Adams, Roberts take home honors
August 9, 2011
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Austin Adams
On Monday the Eastern League announced that Double-A Akron right-handed pitcher Austin Adams has been named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week for the period of August 1st through August 7th.

Adams, 24, made two appearances for Akron last week posting a record of 2-0 with a 2.31 ERA in 11.2 innings pitched. His first start of the week came on Tuesday (8/2) night at Trenton where he allowed just one run on three hits and three walks while striking out seven batters over five innings of work. In his second appearance of the week on Sunday (8/7) at Canal Park, he scattered seven hits and allowed two runs while walking one and striking out five over 6.2 innings.

Adams has earned a win in each of his last four starts for Akron and is currently tied for fifth in the league with nine wins on the season. He is a 2011 Eastern League All-Star, and was selected by the Indians in the fifth round of the 2009 draft out of Faulkner University.

Will Roberts
Also, the NY-Penn League announced on Monday that short season Single-A Mahoning Valley right-handed pitcher Will Roberts was named Pitcher of the Week for the period of August 1st through August 7th.

Roberts, 20-years old and the Indians' fifth-round pick in this year's Draft, had the finest outing of his five-game career last Thursday when he held first-place Staten Island to one hit over six scoreless innings. The right-hander struck out four and did not walk a batter as the Scrappers held the league's top hitting team to four singles in a 4-0 shutout. The win was Roberts' first as a pro, and the performance lowered his ERA to 2.18 over 20.2 innings.

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