This week the Los Angeles Dodgers announced that Sachem alum and Lake Grove native Mike Parisi was an August winner of the Dodger Pride Awards.
The awards are given out to one player at every level of the minor league system who plays the game with a hustling, smart, aggressive style, according to the organization. The players and staff on each respective club vote for the awards.
Parisi, who started the 2011 season with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League, was signed by the Dodgers and assigned to Triple-A Albuquerque where he caught fire on the mound last month.
He was tied for the Pacific Coast League lead with five August wins, going 5-0 with a 4.23 ERA (18 ER/38.1 IP) and holding opposing hitters to a .225 batting average in six starts in the month, according to the Dodgers.
Overall he is 6-2 with a 5.20 ERA in nine starts with the Isotopes.