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Salt Lake Bees Sweep Pacific Coast League Weekly Awards

Jul 3, 2024, 11:08 AM

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Salt Lake Bees pitcher Ryan Miller and 2B Keston Hiura sweep the PCL weekly awards.

SALT LAKE CITY – Despite a series split for the Salt Lake Bees last week in Albuquerque, N.M., two players earned individual recognition for their standout performances. First-year pitcher Ryan Miller was named Pitcher of the Week, while recently signed Keston Hiura earned Player of the Week in the PCL.

The Pacific Coast League announced its weekly awards on Monday, July 1.

Hiura joined Salt Lake on June 11 after being released by the Detroit Tigers organization on June 3. Since signing, Hiura has raked at the dish. Hitting .380 in 18 games, the Valencia, California native has 12 home runs, including a 461-foot moonshot against Tacoma on July 2.

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Hiura drove in 11 runs last week while hitting .435. He had a MiLB-best six home runs during the stretch. He is the first Bee to win the award this season.

Miller was dynamite out of manager Keith Johnson’s bullpen, throwing 6.1 scoreless innings across two appearances. Originally from Sarasota, Florida, Miller improved to 3-1 this season, lowering his ERA to 3.12 with a 0.94 WHIP. He joins Andrew Wantz and Bretty Kerry as Salt Lake pitchers to earn the award this season.

Jo Adell and Chase Silseth swept the PCL weekly awards for Salt Lake on April 9, 2023.

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