(HUNTSVILLE) - For winning two games and throwing a no-hitter last week against the Chattanooga Lookouts, Huntsville Stars pitcher David Welch has earned the Southern League's Pitcher-of-the-Week award.
The Stars' Australian lefty struck out 6 in throwing the 7-inning gem over the Lookouts in the 2nd game of a double-header last Monday.
He followed that up, Saturday, winning his league-best 8th game with a 7-2 victory over the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx during a crucial five-game series. Welch went 6 innings and gave up 2 runs, one earned, on 6 hits.
Welch (8-1, 3.11) has now allowed two earned runs or fewer in 8 of his 13 starts this season.
He is the 2nd Huntsville Stars pitcher to win that honor. Sam Narron won the SL's Pitcher-of-the-Week award for April 21-27.