Benson, Dubin named Midwest League players of the week

Lake County Captains outfielder Will Benson swings during last year’s Midwest League Home Run Derby. (Photo by Craig Wieczorkiewicz/The Midwest League Traveler)

Lake County Captains outfielder Will Benson and Quad Cities River Bandits RHP Shawn Dubin respectively were named the Midwest League’s offensive player and pitcher of the week for April 15-21.

Benson was probably a slam-dunk choice for the offensive award after his four-homer performance against the South Bend Cubs on Thursday. In the five games he played in the past week, the Cleveland Indians prospect batted .444 (8-for-18) with five homers, one double, 12 runs batted in, and seven runs scored. He is batting .340 with 6 HR and 16 RBI in 13 games this season.

Dubin had his best outing of the season last Monday, limiting the Cedar Rapids Kernels offense to a single hit during his six scoreless innings on the mound. He struck out seven and walked none. The Houston Astros prospect has posted a 0.75 ERA, 19 strikeouts and two saves in his three appearances (two in relief and one start).

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