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Alain Quijano named Atlantic League Player of the Week for June 30-July 6

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Allowing one run in 16 innings of work over two starts will generally garner some attention, and Alain Quijano has earned Atlantic League Player of the Week honors for June 30 through July 6.  For the playoff-bound Revolution, it’s the second time this season and the second time in three weeks a Rev has earned the award.  First baseman Chad Tracy homered his way to Player of the Week honors last month.

On July 1, Quijano spun eight innings and scattered seven hits, allowing just one run in an 8-1 victory at home over Southern Maryland.  He struck out three and walked just one.  Then on July 5, with York’s magic number at one to clinch the Freedom Division First Half over Lancaster with two to play, he delivered one of the greatest performances in one of the biggest spots in Revolution history.  Quijano went eight innings again, allowing just three hits and didn’t walk anyone.  His five strikeouts helped pop the champagne for York, who secured a playoff spot with the 2-0 road victory over the Barnstormers, clinching the division with a day to go.  Quijano faced just four over the minimum in the victory.

-Paul Braverman

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