Lake County Captains 1B Nellie Rodriguez and Kane County Cougars RHP Duane Underwood respectively were named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for the period of June 30-July 6.
During that period, Rodriguez batted .407 (11-for-27) with two doubles, four homers, 10 RBI, and nine runs scored. He is batting .246 with 13 HR and 42 RBI in 80 games with the Captains this season.
In his start Saturday, Underwood allowed only three hits in six scoreless innings against the Clinton LumberKings. He struck out six batters and walked none. In 13 games this season (12 starts), he is 3-2 with a 2.54 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 56.2 IP.