Tennessee Smokies pitcher Craig Brooks has been named BC Powder Southern League relief pitcher for the month of July, according to Connor Pearce, Marketing and Media Relations Manager for Tennessee Smokies Baseball. Brooks appeared in ten games last month, and allowed no runs in 13.1 innings of work. Almost as impressive as his scoreless month was his strikeout to walk ratio. Brooks struck out 25 in the month, while only allowing three walks. In his 13.1 innings of work, only four batters were able to record a hit off Brooks.

Craig Brooks pitched 12.0 innings through his first two months with the Smokies, and allowed seven runs in those frames. Before being promoted to Tennessee, Brooks was nearly flawless pitching for Myrtle Beach. The North Carolina native pitched 20.1 innings of one run baseball. Brooks is the first Smokies pitcher to be awarded relief pitcher of the month (July) by BC Powder in 2017. Photo courtesy Tennessee Smokies Baseball.

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