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DURHAM, NC- The official statistician of the Can-Am League, Pointstreak, has announced that Sussex County Miners LHP David Rollins (pictured) has been named this week’s Pointstreak Pitcher of the Week for the week ending May 27.
Rollins twirled a gem on Wednesday in a 2-1 Miners win at home over the Trois-Rivieres Aigles. Over seven shutout innings, the southpaw scattered three hits and three walks, and struck out ten Aigles hitters. Though Rollins took a no-decision, Sussex County celebrated a victory when 1B Martin Figueroa was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the tenth, resulting in a walk-off.
Through two starts in 2018, Rollins owns a 1-0 record and 0.69 ERA. He has struck out 18 and walked only six in his 13 innings on the bump.
The Deberry, Tex. native is in his first season in the Can-Am League after a seven-season career in the affiliated ranks. A 24th-round draft pick of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011, Rollins was traded to the Houston Astros in a deal that featured Major Leaguers J.A. Happ, Brandon Lyon, and David Carpenter going to Toronto in July 2012. Following the 2014 season, Rollins was selected in the Rule V Draft by the Seattle Mariners, and made his Major League Baseball debut on July 4. 2015. Rollins posted an 0-2 record and 7.56 ERA in 20 appearances with Seattle in 2015. He split the 2016 season between Seattle and Class AAA Tacoma, going 1-0 with a 7.71 ERA in 11 games in Seattle, and 5-0 with a 3.77 ERA in Tacoma. Most recently, Rollins played his 2017 season with Class AAA Iowa in the Chicago Cubs system. He posted a 3-4 record and 5.79 ERA in 32 games.
Sussex County will face the Trois-Rivieres Aigles once again tonight, opening a series at 7:05 p.m. Eastern time in Trois-Rivieres. The game, like all Can-Am League contests, can be seen live and for free at www.canamleague.tv.
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