Weedman Named Frontier League Pitcher of the Week

Evansville Otters

May 15, 2017 - Frontier League (FL) - Evansville Otters

News Release

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - The Frontier League has named Evansville Otters right-handed pitcher Shane Weedman the Pitcher of the Week.

Pointstreak, the official statistical provider of the Frontier League and the Independent Professional Baseball Federation, chooses the weekly award.

Weedman earns the first league honor for Evansville this season after his no-hit performance against Southern Illinois on Saturday in a 4-0 win against Miners.

Weedman went the distance, striking out 11 batters and walking just two. He leads the league in strikeouts through the first weekend of play.

The Tell City, Ind. native joined the Otters in 2015 after finishing his collegiate career with Indiana University Southeast.

With Evansville, Weedman is 8-3 with a 3.17 ERA.

Preston Olson was the last Otters pitcher to win the award when he won the weekly honor last season on Aug. 29.

The Evansville Otters will be back in action on May 19 against the River City Rascals.

The Otters and the Rascals will play in a doubleheader on Wednesday with the first game beginning at 5:05 p.m. Thursday's game will start at 6:35 p.m.

Fans can listen to both games Wednesday live on 91.5 WUEV. The game on Thursday will air exclusively on evansvilleotters.com and Lucas Corley will provide play-by-play coverage of all three games.

Evansville will celebrate Bosse Field's Opening Night May 19 against the Gateway Grizzlies at 6:35 p.m.

The Evansville Otters are the 2006 and 2016 Frontier League champions. Group packages and season tickets are now on sale. For more information, visit evansvilleotters.com or call 812-435-8686.

Single game tickets are on sale now--including Opening Night 2017 and Championship Weekend games. Visit evansvilleotters.com to purchase tickets.

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