Shawn Haviland Named California League Pitcher of the Week

STOCKTON, Calif. – Former Harvard pitcher Shawn Haviland was named the California League Pitcher of the Week for July 26-August 2. He threw a one-hitter on July 29 against the Lake Elsinore Storm. He finished the week 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA, striking out eight in 7.0 innings, and allowing only one hit. Haviland leads the California league in strikeouts with 128 in 117 innings.

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Haviland, who had been called up to AAA Sacramento earlier in the season, improved to 7-6 on the season with a 3.69 earned run average.

He was a league all-star in 2009 but is having his best season to date having already set a new professional mark for strikeouts in a season by surpassing last year’s mark of 121.

In the month of July, batters recorded just a .202 batting average against the former All-Ivy League selection. Overall this season, right-handed hitters are batting just .253 against him.