Sheldon Is Carolina League Player Of The Week
The award highlights a week full of postseason honors for the K-Tribe. Kinston starting pitcher Paolo Espino walked away with the Carolina League ERA title, going 9-6 with a 2.59 ERA in 118 innings this season. Espino won his last six starts of the season, going 8-2 with a 1.97 ERA in the second half of the 2009 campaign. Kinston’s Head Groundskeeper Stephen Watson was named the 2009 Carolina League Sports Turf Manager of the Year over the weekend, bringing back field of the year honors to Historic Grainger Stadium for the first time since 2005.