Cody Hawn, the Brewers’ sixth-round pick in the most recent First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Tennessee, homered twice and drove in eight runs Thursday to lead rookie-level Helena to the Pioneer League championship.
Hawn led Helena with 13 homers and tied for the league lead with 61 RBIs in 65 regular season games. He had never driven in more than four runs in his 69 games as a pro.
“The last three months been above and beyond everything I thought and hoped,” he said. “There was something special about this team. Even back when we started, we had a unique chemistry. They’re a great bunch of guys. It makes winning tonight that much better.”
Also, Brewers farm director Reid Nichols is scheduled to take part in an MLB.com online chat today at 1:30 p.m. CT
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