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Colvin Has Break Out Night

Thresher players sweep Florida State League weekly awards for the second time in the last three weeks.

The Clearwater Threshers won their fourth game in the past five, defeating the Jupiter Hammerheads 4-1 on Monday (July 11).

Brody Colvin lived up to all the early season hype with a masterful eight complete innings, allowing a single run on three hits. The 20 year-old from Lafayette, La., struck-out nine, including five to the three and four hitters in the Hammerhead line-up.

Colvin who was drafted in the seventh round, was named the third best prospect in the Phillies organization by Baseball America prior to the 2011 season.

Two weeks after Jonathan Singleton and Jarred Cosart won the FSL weekly awards, Darin Ruf and Trevor May were winners.

Big first baseman/DH Darin Ruf's weekly numbers are amazing. In six games he went 12-for-19 with three doubles, two homeruns, eight RBIs, five runs scored, three walks. He struck out only once in the week.

Trevor May earned his second Player of the Week award of the season by hurling a one-hit shutout against Jupiter Saturday. The 21 year old Phillies prospect, struck out nine improving his record to 6-5 on the season.

On deck: The Threshers are off Tuesday (July 12) before heading out on an eight game road trip.

Need to Know: Thresher supporters were very proud on Sunday evening when catcher Sebastian Valle ripped a double down the left-field line in the Futures All-Star game aired on ESPN. It got even better when Clearwater pitcher Jarred Cosart came on in the eighth and struck-out two of the three batters he faced. Cosart would pick up the victory as the U.S. squad defeated the World 6-4.

The GC Phillies improved their league leading record to 12-7 with a 6-3 win over the GC Blue Jays. Drew Hillman went 3 for 3 with a double and two runs scored.

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