After week that saw him jump to the top of league's RBI leaderboard, Reno Aces infielder Cody Ransom was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week on Monday.
This marks the fifth time in the season's first 11 weeks that a Reno batter has been named PCL Player of the Week. Overall, this is the eighth time in franchise history a member of the Aces has earned a weekly honor from the PCL.
For the week of June 20-26, Ransom batted .462 with four home runs and a league-best 13 RBI. Ransom drove in six runs on Friday night vs. Las Vegas and has taken sole possession of the league's RBI lead. The shortstop collected seven extra base hits and 28 total bases on the week, carrying a 1.561 OPS.
The Yakima Bears also received word from Minor League Baseball that right-handed pitcher Kable Hogben has been named the Northwest League Pitcher of the week for the same period.
Now in his second season with the Bears, Hogben has been lights out to begin 2011. In three appearances last week, the Australian tossed five shutout innings and recorded nine strikeouts while allowing only two hits and issuing no walks.
In all, Hogben has made four appearances in the Northwest League this season and has 14 strikeouts in eight scoreless innings with three hits allowed and no walks. Hogben is currently tied for the lowest ERA and for most strikeouts in the NWL.
Last year, Hogben had a 0.72 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 37 and a third innings while converting all ten of his save opportunities to finish second in the Northwest League in saves.
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