041 July 03

Nelson, Williams, Arcia Win June Awards

Brevard County shortstop Orlando Arcia was named the Brewers Minor League Player of the Month for June.  (Photo: Brad Krause)

Brevard County shortstop Orlando Arcia was named the Brewers Minor League Player of the Month for June. (Photo: Brad Krause)

The Milwaukee Brewers announced their Minor League Player and Pitchers of the Month on Thursday for the month of June with shortstop Orlando Arcia being named Player of the Month and Jimmy Nelson and Taylor Williams sharing the honors of Pitcher of the Month.

Arcia hit .337 in the month of June, going 33-for-98 with 11 doubles, two triples and three home runs for Class-A Brevard County. The slick-fielding shortstop from Venezuela has a season average of .278 through 78 games for the Manatees.

Nelson pitched in five games for Triple-A Nashville in June, starting four and went 3-1 with a 1.71 earned run average. He struck out 36 batters in 31.2 innings of work and for the season has a record of 10-2 with an ERA of just 1.56.

Williams went 4-0 with a 1.57 earned run average in five June appearances, three starts, at Low-A Wisconsin and held opponents to just a .181 batting average. For the season, the Midwest League All-Star has a record of 6-1 with a 2.91 ERA in 16 games.

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