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Henry Owens Takes Home Eastern League Pitcher of the Year Honors

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Henry Owens went 14-4 in 20 starts for the Sea Dogs this season and was named Eastern League Pitcher of the Year. Adam Hunger for The Boston Globe

Red Sox prospect Henry Owens can add another accolade to his impressive 2014 season.

The 22-year-old southpaw was named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Year on Thursday, as voted on by league managers and media members. His teammate Brian Johnson finished second in voting.

Owens is one of the primary reasons the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs have compiled one of their best seasons ever, going 14-4 and a 2.60 ERA in 20 starts with Portland. He was also named an Eastern League All-Star and took part in the MLB All-Star Futures Game as a member of the US Team.

On Aug. 1, he was promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket, where he is 2-1 with a 3.66 ERA in five starts. He was leading the Eastern League in wins, strikeouts, complete games, shutouts, and average against at the time of his promotion.

The Sea Dogs have the best record in the Eastern League, going 85-53 with four games remaining. They need to win two of those games to set the franchise record for wins, currently held by the 1995 squad with 86.

Owens became the fourth Sea Dogs pitcher to be named Eastern League Pitcher of the Year, joining Anthony Ranaudo (2013), Jon Lester (2005), and Michael Tejera (1995).

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