A blazing hot start to the 2021 season has earned a Thibodaux native a little hardware for his trophy case.
E.D. White graduate and former LSU standout Cam Sanders was named the Double-A South League Pitcher of the Week this past week, the first such honor of his young career.
Sanders, 24, is a prospect in the Chicago Cubs' organization.
The local pitched 9.1 innings in the past week over two starts, striking out 14 batters, while allowing just 4 hits and 3 runs.
Sanders' first start to the season is the one which earned him the most recognition. On Opening Day, he worked 5 innings of no-hit ball for the Tennessee Smokies, striking out 7.
Sanders has since made his 2nd start to the season, working 4.1 innings with 3 runs allowed and 7 strikeouts.
For his entire minor league career, Sanders is 9-6 with a 3.12 ERA in 39 appearances with 22 starts. He's worked 127.0 innings total, and has 122 strikeouts. Sanders' stuff has been proven hard to hit. Opponents are batting just .190 against him in his entire minor league career.