Barons Bassitt named Southern League Pitcher of the Week

      Chris Bassitt's stellar performance against Huntsville was deemed award winning.

      The Birmingham Barons pitcher is the Southern League Pitcher of the Week after he struck out 11 batters on Saturday. It's the most strikeouts by a Barons starter since 2007.

      Bassitt allowed just three hits in six innings to pick up his first win of the year. Birmingham beat Huntsville 5-0.

      Bassitt missed most of the first four months of the year while recovering from a broken hand. The right handed pitcher has only made three starts this season.

      He was a critical part of the Barons' 2013 championship winning team going 2-0 with a 0.71 ERA (1 ER/12.2 IP) in two postseason starts.