Former Ole Miss pitcher Nathan Baker was named Pitcher of the Week in the South Atlantic League on Monday.
Baker, pitching in his first full minor-league season, did not give up an earned run in 14 innings over two starts last week for the West Virginia Power.
On Tuesday against the Hagerstown Suns, Baker pitched eight no-hit, no-walk innings with eight strikeouts and improved to 6-5 on the season. On Sunday against Lexington, he yielded just two hits and an unearned run in six innings but did not get the decision. He improved his ERA to 2.99 thanks to those starts.
Baker, 22, was a fifth-round pick (145th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates last summer.
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