Thursday, August 03, 2006

Sonnanstine league's top player for July

Biscuits pitcher Andy Sonnanstine won the Southern League's Player of the Month award for July, the league announced Thursday.

He was only 6-0 in his six starts with a 1.35 ERA and two shutouts. In his first start of the month, the right-hander was one out from a third complete game. In his last, which was July 30, he threw seven shutout innings.

Sonnanstine (12-6) has won his last nine starts. In those 70 2/3 innings, he has a 1.15 ERA, has allowed 38 hits, walked eight and struck out 50.

Sonnanstine, who leads the league in victories, is scheduled to go for his 10th straight win Saturday.

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