Monday, July 18, 2011

St. James' Kloess best in Southern League

St. James graduate Brandon Kloess, in his first full week with the Birmingham Barons, won the Southern League's pitcher of the week award.

On Friday, in his second Double-A appearance, Kloess threw five shutout innings of one-hit ball. The 26-year-old right-hander made his Double-A debut July 10 and gave up one run over four innings.

Kloess started the year with high-Class A Winston-Salem and spent time at Triple-A Charlotte this season.

Carolina outfielder Denis Phipps was the top hitter. He was 14-for-30 with eight RBIs and seven runs scored for the week ending Sunday. Phipps has a .316 average this year.

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