SOUTH BEND – The Midwest League announced Monday that South Bend Cubs pitcher Dylan Cease has been named the Pitcher of the Week.
The 21-year old right-hander picked up a no-decision versus Great Lakes on Wednesday at Four Winds Field despite firing six hitless innings while striking out seven. Cease left the ball game with the contest scoreless.
Cease through three starts is 0-1 with a 0.60 earned run average. The Georgia native in 15 innings has allowed just six hits while striking out 22. Cease is widely considered one of the top pitching prospects in the Cubs minor league system.
Cease will take the mound for South Bend in Lansing Monday night.