Pena Named American Association Pitcher of the Week

Posted: 5/25/2015

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PHOTO COURTESY OF WARD HILGER (Twitter: @HilgerRodeo)

Written By: J.J. Hartigan (Twitter: @hartiganjj)

SIOUX FALLS,SD- The American Association announced on Monday afternoon that LHP Miguel Pena has been named this week’s Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending May 24. 

The Mission, Texas native tossed seven shutout innings in the Birds’ 3-0 win over the Sioux City Explorers on Saturday night.  Pena allowed five hits while recording a pair of strikeouts on the way to his first win in a Canaries uniform.  

Pena enters his first season with the Sioux Falls Canaries after spending the last four years in the Boston Red Sox Minor League System.  The southpaw posted a 2-2 record in 13 starts last season for the AA, Portland Sea Dogs. 

The 24-year-old Pena holds a 19-18 career record, to go along with his 4.06 ERA in 53 professional starts. 

“Miguel went out there and gave us a great start on Saturday,” said Canaries Manager, Chris Paterson, “He really pounded the strike zone and kept his walks to a minimum.  We expect big things this year from him.” 

Pena’s next schedule start will be at the Birdcage on Friday night in the opening game of a three-game series against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks. 

The Birds’ have an off-day on Monday, but continue their week-long homestand on Tuesday night as they open up a three-game series against the Can-Am League’s Quebec Capitales. 

Back for the 2015 season will be the popular “Give Back Tuesday” program.  Fans purchase a ticket and donate a canned goods item to Feeding South Dakota will receive a second ticket to the game for FREE!  

Get your tickets to any of the Canaries 50 home games this season by contacting the Canaries Ticket Office at (605) 336-6060 or visit www.sfcanaries.com. No matter your schedule, the Canaries have a ticket package for you. Ask a Canaries representative about the weekender, perch packs or E-Z Game Tickets. 

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