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Double-A Bowie Baysox starting pitcher Jake Arrieta was selected as the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week after earning two victories last week.

Arrieta earned his first career shutout in a rain-shortened victory over the Erie SeaWolves at Prince George's Stadium on Saturday. He struck out 10 batters and allowed only one hit in seven innings during Bowie's 4-0 victory.

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The 23-year-old right-hander allowed one run and four hits in five innings on the road against the first-place Akron Aeros on May 11. He collected six strikeouts and walked two hitters as the Baysox won, 3-1.

Arrieta, who the Orioles selected in the fifth round of the 2007 MLB draft, is tied for second in the league with 42 strikeouts in seven starts. He is also tied with Bobby Livingston for the most victories on the Baysox (four).

The last Baysox pitcher to earn the award was closer Julio Manon, who was honored for his performance during the week of April 28 to May 4, 2008. In my opinion, this tidbit is very remarkable because of all the successful starting pitchers who have played in Bowie over the past two seasons.

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