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FARGO-MOORHEAD’S KRAUSE, CHICAGO’S DAHLBERG SNAG FIRST WEEKLY HONORS OF JULY

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MOORHEAD, MN — Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks catcher Kevin Krause and Chicago Dogs starter Jake Dahlberg have been named the American Association’s Pointstreak Batter and Pitcher of the Week for the week ending July 4, the league announced Monday.

Dahlberg delivered one of the best pitching performances in Chicago Dogs history his last time out. The left-hander tossed a complete-game two-hit shutout on Wednesday, June 30, shutting down a potent Milwaukee Milkmen lineup. The 27-year-old struck out 10 without allowing a walk in the performance, throwing the third complete game in Dogs history.

Originally from Washington state, Dahlberg is in his third season with Chicago. He owns a 2.82 ERA on the year in 12 games (6 starts), striking out just under 10 batters per nine innings. A former Cardinals draft pick, Dahlberg pitched collegiately at the University of Illinois-Chicago, leading the Flames to an NCAA tournament appearance in 2017.

In a banner week for the RedHawks’ offense, Krause’s play stood out. The 28-year-old led the Association with a .560 batting average and 1.625 OPS over 7 games. He hit two home runs, three doubles and one triple, notching eight RBIs. The backstop was a consistent threat for Fargo-Moorhead, reaching base safely at least twice in every game the RedHawks played this past week.

A native of Staten Island, New York, Krause is in his first year with the RedHawks. He owns a .344/.408/.520 slash line in 33 games in 2021. A ninth-round draft pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2014 out of Stony Brook, Krause has reached as high as Double-A Altoona in his minor league career. His last pro experience came in 2018 with the Rockland Boulders of the CanAm League.

Pointstreak is the official statistician of the American Association.

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