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Brandon Lawson Named Double-A Central Pitcher of the Week

September 20, 2021 - Double-A Central League (AA Central) - Corpus Christi Hooks News Release

CORPUS CHRISTI - Hooks right-hander Brandon Lawson has been named the Double-A Central Pitcher of the Week for September 14-19, Minor League Baseball announced today.

Lawson fired 8.0 shutout innings in a 4-0 road win on Wednesday, September 15 against the San Antonio Missions.

He scattered four singles on the night, with only two leaving the infield. The sinker-baller induced 12 groundouts, including seven in a row from the end of the second through the fourth. Lawson walked one and hit a batter, who was quickly erased on a 5-4-3 double play in the seventh.

Lawson is the only Hooks pitcher to log at least 7.0 innings in a performance this year, and he's done so three times - all coming since the start of August. The 8.0 innings Wednesday matched a career high, which he also tossed July 19, 2019 as a member of the Richmond Flying Squirrels.

Signed by the Houston Astros as a Minor League free agent on May 7, the 26-year-old from Festus, Mo. went 2-5 with a 4.15 ERA and 1.23 WHIP over 25 games (10 starts) with the Hooks. In September, Lawson was 2-0 and allowed one earned run and 13 hits over 19.0 innings pitched, including a 7.0-inning complete-game shutout versus Midland on September 9.

Lawson joins teammate Korey Lee (June 28) and former teammate Norel Gonzalez (month of June) in earning MiLB honors in 2021.

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