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Leo Crawford named Midwest League Pitcher of the Week

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20-year-old LHP threw 6 scoreless IP for Class-A Great Lakes

Leo Crawford pitched six scoreless innings last Thursday, his second scoreless appearance of 2017 for Great Lakes.
Photo credit: Great Lakes Loons

LOS ANGELES — Dodgers minor league left-hander Leo Crawford was named Midwest League Pitcher of the Week after a strong start last Thursday for Class-A Great Lakes.

Crawford pitched six scoreless innings on Thursday against the Burlington Bees (Angels), allowing just one hit and one walk, striking out five.

It was a nice turnaround start for the 20-year-old, who allowed five home runs and 17 runs in 11 innings in his previous three starts. On the season, Crawford has a 5.92 ERA in six games for the Loons, including five starts, with 14 strikeouts and eight walks in 24⅓ innings.

The Dodgers signed Crawford out of Nicaragua on July 2, 2014.

Crawford is the first Great Lakes pitcher to win Midwest League Pitcher of the Week since Michael Boyle took home the honor last May 15.

Crawford is scheduled to start for the Loons on Tuesday morning (10 a.m. PT) at the Kane County Cougars (Diamondbacks).