DURHAM, NC- The official statistician of the American Association, Pointstreak, has announced that Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks LHP Tyler Alexander (pictured) has been named this week’s Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending August 27.
Alexander turned in a dominant start on Wednesday at the Sioux Falls Canaries. Over seven shutout innings, the Brandon, Fla., resident allowed just three hits and two walks, and struck out a whopping 13 Canaries. Fargo-Moorhead won 7-3.
On the season, Alexander is now 6-6 with a 2.23 ERA in 19 starts. He has racked up 149 strikeouts in 132.2 innings. Both his ERA and strikeout numbers lead the American Association.
2017 marks Alexander’s third season with Fargo-Moorhead. He went 5-5 with a 3.31 ERA in 2015, and followed that up with a 2016 season in which he was 12-5 with a 4.02 ERA. Alexander was named to the North All-Star team for the 2016 American Association All-Star Game. He attended Florida International University, from where he was picked by the Milwaukee Brewers in 27th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft. He spent two seasons in the Brewers system before joining the RedHawks. He topped out at the Class A level, appearing in 20 games with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers of the Midwest League in 2014.
Fargo-Moorhead will open a home series against the Lincoln Saltdogs this evening with a 6:05 p.m. Central time doubleheader. The doubleheader can be seen live and for free at www.americanassociationbaseball.tv.
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