Gwinnett’s Bryse Wilson named IL Pitcher of the Week

Gwinnett Stripers pitcher Bryse Wilson was named the International League Pitcher of the Week for his performance from August 13-19, the league announced Monday.

The selection is the first of Wilson’s career and marks the fourth Stripers player to earn an IL player of the week honor this season after Dustin Peterson, Danny Santana and Lucas Sims.

In the past week, the 20-year-old right-hander went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and earned league-bests with a 0.13 WHIP and .042 opponent average during Wednesday’s game against the Louisville Bats.

In the 4-3 win over the Bats, Wilson struck out a career-high of 13 batters over 8.0 scoreless, one-hit frames— setting Gwinnett’s single-game strikeout record.

The previous Gwinnett record was set in 2009 by Charlie Morton.

Wilson was selected with a fourth-round pick in the 2016 MLB Draft out of Orange High School in Hillsborough, NC.

During his 23 starts with Gwinnett and Double-A Mississippi, Wilson has recorded an 8-5 record with a 3.27 ERA, .231 opponent average, 35 walks and 139 strikeouts.