WORT NAMED PITCHER OF THE WEEK

WORT NAMED PITCHER OF THE WEEK

DURHAM, NC- The official statistician of the American Association, Pointstreak, has announced that Sioux City Explorers RHP Rob Wort (pictured) has been named this week’s Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending August 9.

Wort pitched six shutout innings over the course of the week, helping the first place Explorers to wins in all of his appearances. His first appearance came on Monday in a 2-1 win over the Grand Prairie AirHogs, when he tossed three innings, allowing just one hit and one walk, and struck out five. Wort returned to the hill on Thursday in a 4-2 win over the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, working two innings, again allowing just one hit. He did not walk a batter and struck out four. Wort closed his week on Saturday at the Sioux Falls Canaries. Working an inning, Wort did not allow a run or a hit with no walks and struck out the side. Sioux City won 2-1.

Wort is now 7-3 with a 2.61 ERA in 30 relief appearances on the season. The St. Charles, Mo. native has worked 44.2 innings, walking 17 and striking out 63.

This is Wort’s second season with Sioux City. He was 2-1 with an 0.97 ERA in 24 appearances in 2014 before being sold to the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 12. Wort went 3-0 with a 1.08 ERA with the Class A Hillsboro Hops in seven appearances to close the season. He has also pitched in the Washington Nationals’ system before coming to independent ball.

Sioux City is now 54-18 and leads the Central division by 14 games over Kansas City. They conclude a road series with Sioux Falls tonight at 7:05 p.m. Central time.

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