Two Biloxi Shuckers were honored by the Milwaukee Brewers’ organization for the second straight month.
Starter Aaron Wilkerson earned the Brewers’ minor league pitcher of the month. Outfielder Troy Stokes Jr. was named the minor league player of the month.
Corbin Burnes and Jacob Nottingham took home the awards in June.
Wilkerson, 28, went 3-1 with a 2.25 ERA over five starts in July, posting 31 strikeouts. He capped his month by tossing a two-hitter against the Mississippi Braves on July 23 for the first nine-inning complete game shutout in Biloxi franchise history.
He currently leads the Southern League in WHIP (0.81) and in complete games with two. He ranks tied for second in the league in wins with nine and his 117 strikeouts and .218 opponents’ batting average rank third in the Southern League this season. His overall 3.02 ERA is good enough for seventh in the league.
Stokes Jr., 21, was promoted by the Brewers to Double-A Biloxi on July 27 and batted .289 with 13 runs, 10 extra-base hits, 13 RBI, 19 walks, seven steals and a .387 on-base percentage combined between A+ Carolina and Biloxi during the month. Overall this season, Stokes Jr. is batting .251 with a career-best 15 home runs, 59 RBI, 21 stolen bases and .342 on-base percentage.