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Hickory Crawdads starter Josh Stephan pitched five perfect innings in Wednesday's win.
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Hickory Crawdads Sweep South Atlantic League Weekly Awards

The Hickory Crawdads swept the South Atlantic League Minor League Baseball weekly awards. Earning player of the week honors was Abimelec Ortiz. Taking home the league’s pitcher of the week award was Josh Stephen.

Ortiz kept his 15 game hitting streak going to win his 2nd South Atlantic League Player of the Week in as many weeks. For the week, Ortiz hit for a .438 average, with 7 hits, 6 runs, 18 total bases, three home runs, 7 RBI and an on-base percentage of .571.

Josh Stephan tossed 5 perfect innings in his lone start to be named SAL Pitcher of the Week. His stat line: 5 innings pitched with no hits allowed, not runs and striking out 10. His 57 pitches went for 42 strikes.