Two D-backs Prospects Repeat Weekly Awards

On Monday, two Arizona Diamondbacks prospects won weekly awards for their excellent performances. What's even more remarkable is that it's the second such award won this year by each player.

Mobile BayBears left-hander Patrick Corbin was added to the South Division All-Star roster while also claiming his second consecutive Southern League Pitcher of the Week award.

Corbin is 6-2 for the BayBears so far this season and is the team leader victories while also pacing the squad with 66 strikeouts, which is third-most in the Southern League. He fired off 10 strikeouts in his last start against the Birmingham Barons on June 9th.

Corbin also broke a nine-year old BayBears record in his last start against the Barons as he reached 27.1 consecutive scoreless innings, a streak that spanned over four starts, all of which Corbin won. J.J. Trujillo had the previous BayBears' mark when he worked 24 straight scoreless innings as a reliever in 2002.

Additionally, after hitting for the cycle and completing a franchise-record 17-game hitting streak, Reno Aces outfielder Collin Cowgill was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week.

This marks the second weekly PCL honor for Cowgill this season, as he was also given the award on May 2. Teammate Wily Mo Pena has also received the award twice this season

For the week of June 6-12, Cowgill batted .481 with five RBI, five extra-base hits, eight runs scored, and a 1.311 OPS. On June 7, he hit for the second cycle in club history, finishing 5-for-6 and reaching safely on an error in the bottom of the 10th inning that completed a walk-off Aces win and the biggest comeback in franchise history.

While neither Cowgill nor Corbin appears on the organization's 40-man roster, neither is very far from being major league ready, with Cowgill closer to The Show than Corbin.

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