Dayton Dragons LHP Scott Moss and Lake County Captains outfielder Conner Capel respectively were named the Midwest League pitcher and offensive player of the week for the period of May 29 to June 4.
Moss made two starts during that time, and gave up only three hits altogether in them. In the first start (vs. the South Bend Cubs on May 30), he scattered two hits and three walks while striking out seven batters in five innings. He left the game with a 2-0 lead, but ended up getting a no-decision after the Cubs rallied for eight runs in the top of the 9th inning to win 9-2.
In the second start (vs. the Fort Wayne TinCaps on Sunday), Moss allowed a single on the first pitch of the game, but didn’t allow another hit during his six-inning outing. He walked two and struck out six.
Overall this season, Moss is 8-1 with a 2.14 ERA, 81 strikeouts and 25 walks in 63 innings/12 starts. He pitched the first six innings of the first-ever nine-inning no-hitter by the Dragons, vs. the Bowling Green Hot Rods on May 20. His only loss of the season came in his first start, vs. the Lake County Captains on April 7.
Over the past week, Capel batted .480 (12-for-25) with three homers, two doubles, one triple, six walks, eight runs batted in, eight runs scored, and one stolen base in seven games. He is batting .222 with 9 HR and 23 RBI in 52 games with the Captains this year, with eight home runs and a .313 batting average in his past 18 games after previously batting only .183 to start the season.
In addition to being named the Midwest League offensive player of the week, Capel also was the only MWL player named to the MLB Pipeline Prospect Team of the Week for May 29 to June 4.