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Correll and Cogan Named Northern League Player and Pitcher of the Week

June 3, 2008 - Northern League (NL) News Release

The Northern League announced that Kansas City T-Bones outfielder Brad Correll was named Northern League Player of the Week, and Gary SouthShore RailCats pitcher Tony Cogan received the Pitcher of the Week honors for the week ending June 1st, 2008.

Correll, who had three separate four RBI games in the week, currently leads the Northern League with 24 RBI. The right-handed hitting outfielder also leads the league in slugging percentage (.652) and is tied for the lead league in home runs (5). Having played in all 17 games for Kansas City, he ranks amongst the league leaders in average (.348 - ninth), hits (24 - third), and extra-base hits (11 - second).

The seven-year minor league veteran re-joined the T-Bones in 2008 after finishing last year in the Boston Red Sox organization. He was signed by the Red Sox on June 12, 2007 after 24 games with Kansas City and in 59 games for the Red Sox Class-A affiliate in Lancaster (California League), he batted .344 with 23 home runs and 80 RBI.

The 6-2, 205-pounder was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Reds organization in the 29th round of the 2002 draft. After three seasons in the Reds farm system, he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies. After two seasons with the Phillies, he was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 Draft. He also played in the Florida Marlins organization prior to joining the T-Bones in '07.

Brad Correll - Player Statistics (May 26th - June 1st)

AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SLG OBP

.393 7 28 5 11 5 0 3 13 2 3 0 0 .893 .406

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Cogan, who led the Northern League with 25 saves in 2007, is successfully making the transition back to starter in '08. The former major leaguer currently leads the Northern League in strikeouts (25) and ranks second in the league in ERA (1.11). In five starts for the RailCats this year, he has only allowed four earned runs over 32.1 innings pitched. He has been particularly tough at home allowing only one earned run in three starts (18.2 IP).

For the week ending June 1st, he went 2-0 with a 0.63 ERA. In his final start of the week versus Fargo-Moorhead, he struck out 10 batters and allowed only one run over 6.2 innings en route to his second victory of the season.

After a standout amateur career, the 6-2, 205-pounder was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 12th round of the 1999 first-year player draft. He debuted in the major leagues in only his third season of professional ball in 2001. He pitched in 39 games in relief for the Royals that year, and had a 5.84 ERA.

Following the 2002 season he was released by the Royals and caught on with the St. Louis Cardinals prior to the '03 season. However, by mid-April he landed on the disabled list and eventually had shoulder surgery. After sitting out a year, Cogan signed with the Sioux Falls Canaries and started 31 games over two seasons. He signed with Gary SouthShore after playing out his option with the Canaries.

Tony Cogan - Pitching Statistics (May 26th - June 1st) OPP.

W-L S ERA G GS IP H R ER BB SO AVG

2-0 0 0.63 2 2 14.1 10 1 1 3 14 .196

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The Northern League Player and Pitcher of the Week are sponsored all season long by PA-SportsTicker, the Official Statistic and Information Company for the Northern League.

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