Brent Suter Named FSL Pitcher of the Week

By  //  July 2, 2013

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Complete game win last Friday in Clearwater

Manatees starting pitcher Brent Suter fanned 11 Blue Jays last night. (Dennis Greenblatt/Hawk-Eye Sports Photography)

Brevard County Manatees starting pitcher Brent Suter was named the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week for the period of June 24-30. In his start on June 28, he earned a complete game win against the Clearwater Threshers. (Dennis Greenblatt/Hawk-Eye Sports Photography)

BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – The Florida State League announced on Monday that Brevard County Manatees left-handed pitcher Brent Suter was named the league’s pitcher of the week for the period of June 24-30.

On June 28, Suter earned the win as he threw a complete game as the Manatees defeated the Clearwater Threshers, 2-1 at Bright House Field in Clearwater. In his nine innings of work, he scattered five hits and allowed just one run on a two-out solo homer to Brock Stassi in the second inning.

Suter was drafted by the Brewers in the 31st round of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft out of Harvard University.

Brett Suter was drafted by the Brewers in the 31st round of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft out of Harvard University. (Dennis Greenblatt/Hawk-Eye Sports Photography)

The southpaw struck out five and issued just one walk, which came in the bottom of the ninth with two outs. That walk put the tying run on base with the potential winning run stepping to the plate, but Suter was able to punch out Kelly Dugan on three pitches to end the game. Suter went the distance on 112 pitches with 78 strikes.

Jimmy Nelson was the last Manatee to throw a nine-inning, complete game on May 18, 2012 against the Fort Myers Miracle, but that came in a losing effort. Before Suter accomplished the feat against the Threshers, Evan Anundsen was the last Brevard County pitcher to win a nine-inning, complete game when he hurled a no-hitter on the road against the Daytona Cubs on April 28, 2009.

The southpaw struck out five and issued just one walk, which came in the bottom of the ninth with two outs. That walk put the tying run on base with the potential winning run stepping to the plate, but Suter was able to punch out Kelly Dugan on three pitches to end the game. Suter went the distance on 112 pitches with 78 strikes.

Entering play on Monday, Suter is sixth in the Florida State League with a 2.87 ERA. He is also fourth in the league with a 1.09 WHIP and fourth among starting pitchers with a .236 batting average against. The lefty is also tied for first among starting pitchers in the FSL as he has allowed an average of 9.98 baserunners per nine innings.

Despite not making his first start for Brevard County until April 29 as he started the season with Class-A Wisconsin, Suter leads the Manatees with seven wins and 69 innings pitched. Eight of his ten starts with the ‘Tees have been quality starts.

Suter was drafted by the Brewers in the 31st round of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft out of Harvard University.

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