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DASH RIGHTY TOSSED SIX SHUTOUT INNINGS ON FRIDAY AT WILMINGTON

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (April 30, 2018) – Thanks to a six-inning, two-hit performance against Wilmington on April 27, Winston-Salem right-hander Jimmy Lambert has earned the Carolina League’s Pitcher of the Week award for the week of April 23-29, the league office announced on Monday.

Lambert registered his second win of the season in the series opener, tying a career-high with nine strikeouts across six shutout innings in a 5-0 win over the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium. The former Fresno State Bulldog walked just two in the outing while registering 59 strikes over 92 pitches.

The White Sox fifth-round pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, Lambert is 2-2 with a 3.66 ERA in four starts this year with the Dash. Overall, he has struck out 24 batters in 19.2 innings pitched, and his opponents are hitting just .197 against him.

Lambert is the second Dash player to earn a weekly honor in the Carolina League in 2018, with outfielder Micker Adolfo having taken home the first Player of the Week award of the year from April 5-15. Meanwhile, Lambert earns the first Pitcher of the Week award for a Dash hurler since Alec Hansen garnered the feat in 2017 from July 31-August 6.

Winston-Salem begins a six-game homestand on Tuesday with the first of a three-game set against the Lynchburg Hillcats, followed by a three-game series against the Buies Creek Astros. The homestand opener will be the team’s first Free Food Tuesday of the season, where fans can enjoy free hot dogs, hamburgers and cheeseburgers through the seventh inning for the price of admission. Other promotions for this six-day stretch include a Lowes Foods Thirsty Thursday, a Star Wars Night and postgame fireworks on Friday, and much more.

On Sunday, the Dash will wear “Winston-Salem Rayados” jerseys as part of the team’s participation in Minor League Baseball’s “Copa de la Diversión,” or “Fun Cup,” initiative, a season-long event series specifically designed to embrace the culture and values that resonate most with participating teams’ local Hispanic/Latino communities. For more information, call the Dash at (336) 714-2287 or visit wsdash.com.

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