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For the third time this season, Columbus Catfish pitcher Heath Rollins has been named the South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week.
Minor League Baseball noticed his performances on the mound last week:
Heath Rollins, Columbus
2-0, 2.46 ERA, 2 G, 2 GS, 11.0 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 13 SO
Catfish hurler Heath Rollins became the first 15-win pitcher in the Minor Leagues with a pair of wins last week. Rollins also ran his personal winning streak to five and hasn’t lost since July 20. The 22-year old struck out seven in six innings while giving up five hits, a walk and three earned runs on Saturday as Columbus overpowered Asheville, 16-7. Earlier in the week, the native of Florence, S.C., propelled the Catfish to a 5-2 victory over Hickory. Rollins gave up two unearned runs and three walks while striking out six in five innings of work. He is 15-4 with a 2.57 ERA and 140 strikeouts this season.
The Catfish have an off day today, and head to Charleston tomorrow to open a 3-game series against the Charleston RiverDogs (Yankees). The Catfish are in first place in the SAL Southern Division, leading Asheville by 2-1/2 games, and Charleston by 3 games.