Binghamton Rumble Ponies starter Corey Oswalt was named the Eastern League’s Pitcher of the Week for the week ending August 6th. Oswalt earned the honor due to one brilliant start against the Trenton Thunder.
In his August 3rd start against the Trenton Thunder, Oswalt threw his first ever complete game and his first ever shutout as a professional. The game did not appear to be getting off on the right foot with the first two batters of the game singling. Oswalt rebounded setting down the next 21 straight batters to complete the two-hitter and deliver the Rumble Ponies a win in the first end of the double-header. In the game, Oswalt walked none and struck out eight.
This complete game was the latest in what has been a terrific season for Oswalt. In 19 starts, Oswalt is 8-4 with a 2.43 ERA, 1.196 WHIP, and a 7.5 K/9. on the strength of this season as well as his continued development, Oswalt was recently named MMN‘s 14th best prospect.
This is Oswalt’s second career Pitcher of the Week Award. He was previously named the New York Penn League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending July 27, 2014. Coincidentally, Oswalt was named an All Star that season as well.