Clinton LumberKings right-hander Stephen Kohlscheen has been named the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending Aug. 7. The award was announced Monday by the league office in Beloit, Wis.
It’s the first Pitcher of the Week award won by a LumberKing since right-hander Tom Wilhelmsen, currently of the Seattle Mariners, won it in back-to-back weeks from Aug. 8 through Aug. 16 last season. Kalian Sams (May 30-June 5) and Kevin Rivers (July 18-24) have won the Offensive Player of the Week award this season.
Kohlscheen just rejoined the club and made one start on the week, a win Sunday in Burlington in which he logged six scoreless innings. He allowed three hits, walked two and struck out six.
Kohlscheen, 22, started the year 1-3 with a 6.39 ERA in 16 games before he was sent to the Mariners’ short-season Class A team in Everett, Wash. After going 2-0 with a 3.03 ERA in nine games with the AquaSix, including seven starts, he was called back up to join the LumberKings’ rotation.
Seattle’s 45th round pick in 2010 out of Auburn University, Kohlscheen is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 11 innings in his two starts with the LumberKings. He also made a spot start against Beloit on May 2 and pitched five scoreless innings in a 13-6 win.