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DURHAM, NC- The official statistician of the American Association, Pointstreak, has announced that Winnipeg Goldeyes LHP Kevin McGovern (pictured) has been named this week’s Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending July 2.
McGovern made a pair of starts this week, picking up a win in his second outing. He first took the mound on Tuesday to face the Gary SouthShore RailCats at home in Winnipeg, tossing six innings. He scattered four hits, but allowed five unearned runs and took the loss. McGovern struck out three in a game the RailCats won 5-4.
He bounced back on Sunday in a matchup against the Sioux Falls Canaries at home. McGovern fired a complete game shutout, allowing three hits and two walks and striking out nine in a 6-0 victory.
On the season, McGovern is now 6-2 with a 2.53 ERA. He has worked 64 innings over nine starts, striking out 52. He previously was named the Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending June 4, 2017.
The lefty is in his fourth year in the American Association, spending 2016 with the Goldeyes and 2014 and 2015 with the Lincoln Saltdogs. Pitching for the eventual league champion Goldeyes in 2016, McGovern compiled an 8-3 record and 3.55 ERA in 21 starts. He struck out 125 opposing hitters over 129 innings, and was named Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending August 21, 2016. He struck out 103 in 127.2 innings in 2015, posting a 5-8 record in 20 starts. In 10 starts in 2014, McGovern went 3-3 with 60 strikeouts in 64 innings. He was named the Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending July 20, 2014, following a complete game shutout in his second start as a Saltdog.
McGovern played his college baseball at Philadelphia University in his hometown of Philadelphia. He has also pitched in the Frontier, Can-Am and Pecos Leagues before coming to the American Association.
Winnipeg opens a road series at the Wichita Wingnuts tonight at 7:05 p.m. Central time. The series can be seen live and for free at www.americanassociationbaseball.tv.
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