WORCESTER, Mass. – Former Holy Cross baseball player and recent draft pick John Pedrotty has been named the Northwest League Pitcher of the Week for the week of Aug. 8th through Aug. 14th. He takes home the award after making two starts and going 1-1 with an unearned run being the only tally against him in 12 innings of work for the Yakima Bears.
Pedrotty recorded 15 strikeouts in the two games and allowed only six hits and two walks. In his most recent outing, Pedrotty tossed six no-hit innings against Vancouver in what finished as a combined two-hit shutout win for the Bears on Saturday, Aug. 13.
After struggling early in the season, the first-year pro has started the month of August with three consecutive quality starts. With a 3.11 ERA, Pedrotty is currently ninth in the Northwest League for lowest ERA among qualifying pitchers.
Pedrotty was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 13th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Pedrotty was the 394th player taken overall in the draft. He became the first junior Crusader to be drafted since Drew Bigda went to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 39th round of the 2004 draft.