Cardinals Hurler Named Texas League Pitcher of the Week

by Springfield Cardinals Media Relations

The Texas League has announced Springfield Cardinals left-handed pitcher Austin Warner as Pitcher of the Week for June 10-16.

Warner, 24, was 2-0 with a 2.21 ERA over two starts last week, striking out 16 over 12.2 innings.

Warner tied a season-high with 10 strikeouts over 6.0 innings against Midland on June 11, allowing one run on six hits and a walk in a 4-1 Cardinals win. One June 16 against Corpus Christi, he allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out six of 6.2 innings in an 8-6 Cardinals win, at one point retiring 15 straight batters.

The Louisville, Kentucky native and 2019 Texas League All-Star selection is 4-5 (13 GS) with a 3.77 ERA and 1.32 WHIP this season, striking out a league-best 81 in 76.1 innings. Warner has been even better over his last seven starts, striking out 53 in 45.1 innings behind a 2.99 ERA.

A non-drafted free agent, Warner was signed by St. Louis to a Minor League contract on June 23, 2017 after attending Bellarmine University in Kentucky. He was previously named Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the High-A Palm Beach Cardinals on May 27, 2018.

Warner joins RHP Williams Perez (5/13/19) as the second Cardinals pitcher to earn Pitcher of the Week honors this season.

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