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Willie Calhoun, Trevor Oaks, Michael Ahmed win minor league weekly honors

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Willie Calhoun is hitting .352/.439/.775 wth eight home runs in his last 20 games, including six multi-hit games during that span.
Willie Calhoun is hitting .352/.439/.775 wth eight home runs in his last 20 games, including six multi-hit games during that span.
Photo: Rich Crimi | Tulsa Drillers

LOS ANGELES -- A trio of Dodgers won minor league honors on Monday, including two Double-A Tulsa Drillers. Starting pitcher Trevor Oaks and outfielder Willie Calhoun were named Texas League Pitcher of the Week and Player of the Week, respectively, while Class-A shortstop Michael Ahmed was named California League Player of the Week after a hot seven days for the Quakes.

Oaks made one start last week, pitching seven scoreless innings while allowing only one hit in a 1-0 win over Northwest Arkansas. That was his sixth straight win, and Oaks got a head start on next week's award on Monday afternoon, allowing one run in six innings in a win at Springfield, a Cardinals affiliate, for his seventh straight win.

Since getting promoted to Double-A in April, Oaks is 8-1 with a 2.25 ERA in nine starts, with 35 strikeouts and eight walks in 56 innings. The Dodgers drafted Oaks in the seventh round in 2014 out of Cal Baptist.

For Calhoun, this is his second Player of the Week award in the last three weeks, after going 9-for-25 with four home runs, three doubles, six runs and six RBI in seven games, hitting .360/.407/.960.

The Dodgers' fourth-round pick in 2015, the 21-year-old Calhoun is hitting .276/.344/.511 and leads the Drillers in home runs (12), doubles (15), hits (62), runs scored (38) and RBI (40) in 61 games all as one of the youngest players in the Texas League.

Ahmed, drafted by the Dodgers in the 20th round in 2013 out of Holy Cross, hit .400/.478/.900 with seven RBI and seven runs scored in six games for Rancho Cucamonga. He was 8-for-20 with two home runs and four doubles. Both home runs came on Saturday, driving in four in a win at Lake Elsinore.

The 24-year-old Ahmed is hitting .284/.358/.504 in 43 games for the Quakes in 2016, and has played all over the infield, starting 17 games at third base, 12 at first base, seven games at second base and twice at shortstop.