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Starting pitcher Hunter Adkins added for stretch run

Adkins Revs

After admirable work by the Revolution bullpen, twice going through a starting rotation with four pitchers following the departure of Shawn Hill, York has added right-handed starter Hunter Adkins to make the rotation whole again.

Adkins, 24, joins the Revs after a solid season with the Lake Erie Crushers of the Frontier League, in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio.  In 15 starts for Lake Erie this year, Adkins posted a 2.70 ERA and good strikeout numbers, punching out 94 batters in 96.2 IP.  He walked only 32 and gave up just 74 hits in that time.

Adkins made his professional debut in the Oakland Athletics organization in 2013, after a four-year collegiate career at Division I Middle Tennessee State University.  He split last season between Class A Beloit in the Midwest League (13 appearances, nine starts) and High-A Stockton in the California League (12 appearances, 11 starts).  Adkins is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

-Paul Braverman



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