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Crawdads Alumni Report May 4
Walker's Double the Difference in Bucs Win
04/28/2014 12:05 PM ET

Sunday, May 4

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY:

Neil Walker ('05, C/ Pittsburgh) went 2-for-4 with a and a two-run double in the 8th that was the difference in the Pirates 8-6 win over Toronto.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Akeem Bostick ('14, P) turns 19. The native of Florence, S.C. was the second round pick of the Rangers in 2013. So far this season, Bostick is 0-1 with a 4.30 ERA in five starts. He has 12 strikeouts and seven walks in 23 innings and has allowed 14 runs (11 earned) on 22 hits.

Javier Guzman ('04, SS) turns 32. The native of Samana, D.R. signed with the Pirates as an international free agent in 2000. In 124 games, Guzman batted .306 with 20 doubles, 12 triples, two homers and 63 RBI. He is tied for first in a season in triples and seventh in singles (110). Guzman remained with the Pirates at high-A Lynchburg in 2005, and at AA Lynchburg in 2006-2007. He then signed with the Braves and played two seasons (2008-2009) at AA Mississippi. His final season came in 2010 with the Marlins at three separate levels, including his only AAA stint at New Orleans.

Landon Jacobsen ('00-'01, P) turns 35. The native of Canova, SD was the 50th round pick of the Pirates in 1999 out of Trinidad St. Junior College (CO). Overall in 14 games (13 starts), Jacobsen went 4-4 with a 3.47 ERA. He struck out 75, walked 22, and allowed 40 runs (32 earned) on 85 hits in 83 innings. Jacobsen stayed in the Pirates chain through 2006 when he made it to AAA Indianapolis. He spent one final season in affiliated ball with the Philles at AA Reading and AAA Ottawa in 2007 before calling it a career in 2008 after a brief stay with Somerset of the independent Atlantic League.

 

TRANSACTIONS:

Jared Hughes ('06-'07, P) was promoted to the Pittsburgh Pirates from AAA Indianapolis.

Cody Eppley ('09, P) was assigned to AAA Indianapolis.

Matt West ('09-'10, 3B) was promoted by the Texas Rangers to AAA Round Rock from AA Frisco.

Keone Kela ('13, P) was promoted by the Texas Rangers to AA Frisco.

Abel De Los Santos ('14, P) was promoted to Myrtle Beach from Hickory.

 

TEXAS RANGERS AFFILIATES:

New Orleans 5 Round Rock (AAA) 1: Brent Lillibridge ('06, SS/ Round Rock) 0-3, BB, SB, 2 K.

Midland 1 Frisco (AA) 3: Edwin Garcia ('10-'12, 2B/Frisco) 1-4, K; Teodoro Martinez­­ ('11, OF/ Frisco) 1-4, K; Rougned Odor ('12, 2B/ Frisco) 3-4, SB; Drew Robinson ('12, 3B/ Frisco) 0-4, K; Ryan Rua ('13, 2B/ Frisco) 0-2, 2 BB, SB; Luis Sardinas ('12, SS / Frisco) 3-4, 2B, 3B, 2 R, RBI; Jake Skole ('11, OF/ Frisco) 0-4, R, 2 K; Tomas Telis ('11, C/ Frisco) 1-3, BB, SB, K; Francisco Mendoza ('11, P/ Frisco) 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, save (1);  Jimmy Reyes ('11, P/ Frisco) 1 IP, 1 K.  

Frederick 1 Myrtle Beach (High-A) 4: Hanser Alberto ('12, SS-3B/ Myrtle Beach) 1-3, R, 2 RBI; Jorge Alfaro ('12-'13, C/ Myrtle Beach) 1-3, BB, R, K; Preston Beck ('13, 1B/ Myrtle Beach) 1-4, 2B; Joey Gallo ('13, 3B/ Myrtle Beach) 0-3, BB, 2 K; Chris Garia ('13, OF/ Myrtle Beach) 1-1, 2B, BB, Sac, R, SB; Odubel Herrera ('12, 2B/ Myrtle Beach) 1-3, BB, 2 RBI, K; Nick Williams ('13, OF/ Myrtle Beach) 0-2, HBP, R; Cody Buckel ('11, P/ Myrtle Beach); Alex Claudio ('13 , P/ Myrtle Beach) 1/3 IP, save (1); Abel De Los Santos ('14, P/ Myrtle Beach) 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K.

 

MAJOR LEAGUES:

AMERICAN LEAGUE:

Baltimore 1 Minnesota 6: Steve Pearce ('06, 1B/ Baltimore) 0-4, K.

Detroit 9 Kansas City 2: Rajai Davis ('02-'03, OF/ Detroit) 1-5, R, SB, K.

Seattle 9 Houston 8: Joe Beimel ('99, P/ Seattle) 2/3 IP/Alex Presley ('07, OF/ Houston) 1-4, RBI.

Tampa Bay 3 NY Yankees 9: Josh Lueke ('10, P/ Tampa Bay) 2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 HR, loss (0-2).

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE:

LA Dodgers 9 Miami 7 (11 innings): Paul Maholm ('04, P/ LA Dodgers) 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 2 HR.

St. Louis 0 Chicago 3: Neil Ramirez ('09-'10, P/ Chicago Cubs) 2/3 IP, 1 H, 2 K.

Toronto 6 Pittsburgh 8: Jose Bautista ('02, 3B/ Toronto) 2-5, solo HR (9) in the 6th, 2 R; Todd Redmond ('06, P/ Toronto) 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, loss (0-3)/ Andrew McCutchen ('06, OF/ Pittsburgh) 1-4, BB, R, K; Jordy Mercer ('08, SS/ Pittsburgh) 1-1 pinch-hit two-run double in the 7th; Jared Hughes ('06-'07, P/ Pittsburgh) 1/3 IP; Bryan Morris ('08, P/ Pittsburgh) 1 IP, 1 K, win (3-0).

Washington 2 Philadelphia 7: Adam LaRoche ('08, 1B/ Washington) 2-2, solo HR (5) in the 6th, BB; Nate McLouth ('01, OF/ Washington) 0-4, 2 K.

 

MINOR LEAGUES:

INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE (AAA):

Columbus 0 Durham 1 (11 innings): Nyjer Morgan ('04, OF/ Columbus-Cleveland) 1-5, 2 K.

Indianapolis 4 Pawtucket 3: Matt Hague ('08, 1B-3B/ Indianapolis-Pittsburgh) 0-2, 3 BB, R, K; Duke Welker ('08, P/ Indianapolis- Pittsburgh) 2/3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 K.

Lehigh Valley 2 Gwinnett 1: Steve Lerud ('05-'06, C/ Gwinnett- Atlanta) 1-4, RBI, 3 K.

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (AAA):

Fresno 6 Albuquerque 4: Jamie Romak ('07, OF/ Albuquerque-LA Dodgers) 1-4, solo HR (4) in the 5th, K.

Iowa 1 Nashville 3: Christian Villanueva ('11, 3B/ Iowa- Chicago Cubs) 1-3, 2B, K/ Dustin Molleken ('07-'08, P/ Nashville- Milwaukee) 1 IP, 2 K, save (1).

 

MEXICAN LEAGUE (AAA):

Campeche 3 Tijuana 4: Efren Espinoza ('01, 3B/ Tijuana) 1-4, K; Mario Valdez ('95, 1B Tijuana) 0-1.

Monterrey 4 Veracruz 13: Humberto Cota ('99, C/ Monterrey) 2-2, 2B, BB, SF, R, 2 RBI / Jose Castillo ('00, SS/ Veracruz) 2-3, 2B, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI.

Reynosa 1 Tabasco 3: Carlos Rivera ('99, 1B/ Tabasco) 0-4.

Yucatan 2 Aguascalientes 3: Johan Yan ('10, P/ Aguascalientes) 2/3 IP, 1 H.

 

EASTERN LEAGUE (AA):

Erie 2 Bowie 1: Fabio Castillo ('09, P/ Bowie- Baltimore) 3 IP, 2 H, 2 K.

New Hampshire 5 New Britain 6 (12 innings): Richard Bleier ('09, P/ New Hampshire- Toronto) 1/3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 HR, blown save (1), loss (1-3).

 

SOUTHERN LEAGUE (AA):

Mobile 3 Birmingham 4: Jeff Keppinger ('02, 2B/ Birmingham- Chicago White Sox rehab) 1-4, two-run HR (1) in the third.

Tennessee 8 Chattanooga 4: Hector Nelo ('10, P/ Chattanooga- LA Dodgers) 2.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (AA):

San Antonio 1 Corpus Christi 4: Brian Bixler ('05, SS/ San Antonio- San Diego) 0-4, BB, 3 K.

 

CAROLINA LEAGUE (HIGH A):

Salem 3 Lynchburg 5: Jonathan Roof ('10-'11, UT/ Salem- Boston) 1-4, K.

Wilmington 8 Carolina 1: Carlos Melo ('10-'11, P/ Carolina- Cleveland) 1 IP.

 

INDEPENDENT LEAGUES:

ATLANTIC LEAGUE:

Sugar Land 13 Camden 6: Jorge Cortes ('02-'03, OF/ Camden) 1-3, HBP, 2 RBI.

York 8 Long Island 7 (Game 1): Brandon Chaves ('01-'02, SS/ York) 1-5, R, RBI; Sean Smith ('04, OF/ York) 1-3, 2B, 2 BB, R, 2 K; Ruddy Yan ('01, 2B-SS/ York) 1-4, RBI, SB/ York 3 Long Island 4 (Game 2): Sean Smith 1-4, solo HR (1); Ruddy Yan made defensive appearance.

 

COLLEGE BASEBALL:

Adam Boeve ('04, OF/ Associate Head Coach, Northwestern (IA) College) (Great Plains Tournament) Midland 2 NWC 1 (41-11)

Chris Heintz ('97, C-1B/ Assistant Coach, Univ. of South Florida) #8 Louisville 3 USF 1 (Game 1)/ #8 Louisville 3 USF 2 (11 innings) (Game 2) (24-21 overall, 10-10 American).

Chris Hernandez ('04, P/ Pitching Coach, Cal State Los Angeles) CSULA 6 Cal State Dominguez Hills 3 (Game 1)/ CSULA 6 (16-31 overall, 14-25 CCAA) CSUDH 13 (Game 2).

Trevor Hurley ('10, P/ Volunteer Assistant, Kansas St) Kansas St 1 (23-24 overall, 4-13 Big 12) TCU 3

Vinny Lopez ('11, Assistant Coach/ Assistant Coach, Southern California) USC 3 (24-20 overall, 12-11 Pac 12) Washington St. 4 (10 innings)

Bob Mumma ('93-'94, C-1B/ Head Coach, Univ. of Maryland- Baltimore County) Hartford 4 UMBC 0 (Game 1)/ Hartford 9 UMBC 3 (Game 2) (13-23 overall, 6-11 American East).

John Musachio ('97, P/ Head Coach, Oakland (MI) University) / Brian Schmack ('96, P/ Head Coach, Valparaiso (IN) University) Oakland 1 (8-27 overall, 3-14 Horizon) Valparaiso 0 (17-24 overall, 7-10 Horizon).

Greg Norton ('93, 3B/ Hitting Coach, Auburn (AL) University) Mississippi St. 3 Auburn 0 (25-22 overall, 9-14 SEC).

Eddie Prasch ('06-'07, 3B/ Graduate Assistant, Georgia Tech) Virginia Tech 1 Georgia Tech 3 (28-19 overall, 14-12 ACC).

Gregg Ritchie ('98, hitting coach/ Head Coach, George Washington University) GW 2 (14-29 overall, 6-14 Atlantic 10) Virginia Commonwealth 4

Sean Snedeker ('96-'96, Pitching Coach, Oral Roberts (OK) University) ORU 8 (24-22 overall, 10-12 Southland) Central Arkansas 4

Tracy Woodson ('99, Manager/ Head Coach, University of Richmond) Richmond 2 (18-24-1 overall, 9-11 Atlantic 10) St. Joseph's 5

Chad Bradford ('96, P/ Pitching Coach, Hinds (MS) Community College) (MACJC Tournament) Northwest 8 HCC 10 (29-16, 2-0 series win, advances to state JC tournament).

Pete Pryor ('96, 1B/ Hitting Coach, Sacramento City College) (Nor-Cal Regional 1 Playoffs) SCC 6 Cabrillo College 5 (13 innings) (Game 1)/ SCC 2 Cabrillo College 4 (Game 2). SCC is eliminated from the playoffs and finishes its season at 24-12.

Mickey Scala ('02, OF/ Hitting Coach, Oakton (IL) Community College) OCC 16 Sauk Valley CC 7 (Game 1)/ OCC 14 (27-19) SVCC 3 (Game 2)

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL:

Brad Corley ('06, P/ Assistant Coach, Gulfport, MS) (6A State Playoffs) D'Iberville 2 Gulfport 3 (17-10 overall, wins series 2-1).

 

Saturday, May 3

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY:

Brent Lillibridge ('06, SS/ Round Rock) went 3-for-5, with a double, a run scored and an RBI to help the Express to an 8-5 win over New Orleans.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Kellin Deglan ('11-'12, '14, C) turns 22. The native of Langley, B.C. Canada was the first round pick of the Rangers in 2010 out of R.E. Mountain Secondary School in Langley He is currently in his third full season with Hickory after spending last year with high-A Myrtle Beach. Overall with Hickory, Deglan has batted .232 with 44 doubles, five triples, 21 homers and 93 RBI. He is fourth in club history in doubles, seventh in sac flies (10) and 10th in strikeouts (210). He also owns many of the club's overall catching records and in 2012 placed second in team history in fielding pct. (989).

Mike Hofius ('05-'06, 1B) turns 32. The native of Lakewood, CA was the 22nd round pick of the Pirates in 2004 out of Long Beach State. He played in Hickory all of 2005 and briefly in 2006 before retiring. Overall, Hofius batted .221 with eight doubles, four homers and 30 RBI.

 

TEXAS RANGERS AFFILIATES:

Frisco (AA) 3 San Antonio 8: Edwin Garcia ('10-'12, 2B/Frisco) 1-3, R, K; Teodoro Martinez­­ ('11, OF/ Frisco) 0-4; Rougned Odor ('12, 2B/ Frisco) 1-4, R, RBI, K; Drew Robinson ('12, 3B/ Frisco) 0-4, 2 K; Ryan Rua ('13, 2B/ Frisco) 0-3, BB, K; Luis Sardinas ('12, SS / Frisco) 2-4, 2B, R, K; Jake Skole ('11, OF/ Frisco) 1-4, 2B, RBI; Tomas Telis ('11, C/ Frisco) 0-3, SF, RBI; Wilmer Font ('09-'10, P/ Frisco) 1 IP, 1 K; Phil Klein ('12, P/ Frisco) 2 IP, 4 K; / Brian Bixler ('05, SS/ San Antonio- San Diego) 0-3, 2 BB, R, K.

Frederick 6 Myrtle Beach (High-A) 4: Hanser Alberto ('12, SS-3B/ Myrtle Beach) 0-4, K; Jorge Alfaro ('12-'13, C/ Myrtle Beach) 3-4, solo HR (2) in the 8th, 2 RBI; Preston Beck ('13, 1B/ Myrtle Beach) 1-4, BB, RBI; Zach Cone ('12, OF/ Myrtle Beach) 0-4, K; Joey Gallo ('13, 3B/ Myrtle Beach)1-5, R, SB, K; Odubel Herrera ('12, 2B/ Myrtle Beach) 2-5, 3 R, K; Nick Williams ('13, OF/ Myrtle Beach) 1-3, 2B, BB; Cody Buckel ('11, P/ Myrtle Beach) 1 IP; Will Lamb ('11-'12, P/ Myrtle Beach) 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K; Luis Parra ('13, P/ Myrtle Beach) 4.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, loss (3-1); Sam Stafford ('13, P/ Myrtle Beach) 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K.

 

MAJOR LEAGUES:

AMERICAN LEAGUE:

Baltimore 3 Minnesota 0: Steve Pearce ('06, 1B/ Baltimore) 0-3, 3 K.

Chicago White Sox 5 Cleveland 12: Leury Garcia ('09-'10, SS/ Chicago White Sox) 0-1, K.

Seattle 4 Houston 5: Joe Beimel ('99, P/ Seattle) 1/3 1 K/ Alex Presley ('07, OF/ Houston) 0-4, BB, R.

Tampa Bay 10 NY Yankees 5 (14 innings): Josh Lueke ('10, P/ Tampa Bay) 1 IP, 1 H; Juan Carlos Oviedo ('02-'04, P/ Tampa Bay) 2/3 IP, 1 H.

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE:

St. Louis 5 Chicago 6: Justin Grimm ('11, P/ Chicago) 1/3 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 HR.

San Francisco 2 Atlanta 1: Ryan Doumit ('01-'02, C/ Atlanta) 0-1.

Toronto 5 Pittsburgh 6: Jose Bautista ('02, 3B/ Toronto) 2-5, 2 2B, R, RBI.

Andrew McCutchen ('06, OF/ Pittsburgh) 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI, SB, K; Jordy Mercer ('08, SS/ Pittsburgh) 0-4; Neil Walker ('05, C/ Pittsburgh) 3-4, 2 2B, HBP, 3 R.

Washington 5 Philadelphia 3: Adam LaRoche ('08, 1B/ Washington) 1-4, RBI, 2 K; Nate McLouth ('01, OF/ Washington) 0-0, BB.

 

MINOR LEAGUES:

INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE (AAA):

Columbus 4 Durham 3: Nyjer Morgan ('04, OF/ Columbus- Cleveland) 2-5, 2B, R, K.

Indianapolis 1 Pawtucket 6: Jake Brigham ('09-'10, P/ Indianapolis-Pittsburgh) 7 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K.

Lehigh Valley 6 Gwinnett 1: Steve Lerud ('05-'06, C/ Gwinnett-Atlanta) 0-1, K.

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (AAA):

Fresno 15 Albuquerque 4: Jamie Romak ('07, OF/ Albuquerque-LA Dodgers) 1-3, BB.

Iowa 3 Nashville 4: Christian Villanueva ('11, 3B/ Iowa- Chicago Cubs) 1-3, BB, R, RBI, K/ Dustin Molleken ('07-'08, P/ Nashville- Milwaukee) 1 IP, 3 K.

 

MEXICAN LEAGUE (AAA):

Campeche 11 Tijuana 0: Efren Espinoza ('01, 3B/ Tijuana) 0-1; Mario Valdez ('95, 1B Tijuana) 1-3, K.

Laguna 16 Puebla 6: Rodolfo Aguirre ('08, P/ Puebla) 2.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 3 HR, loss (0-2).

Monterrey 2 Veracruz 5: Jose Castillo ('00, SS/ Veracruz) 2-4, 2B, R, SB, K,

Reynosa 1 Tabasco 2: Carlos Rivera ('99, 1B/ Tabasco) 0-3, BB, RBI, K.

Yucatan 7 Aguascalientes 10: Johan Yan ('10, P/ Aguascalientes) 1 IP.

 

SOUTHERN LEAGUE (AA):

Mobile 5 Birmingham 3 (17 innings): Josh Richmond ('11, OF/ Birmingham- Chicago White Sox) 3-7, 2 RBI, 2 K; Jeff Keppinger ('02, 2B/ Birmingham- Chicago White Sox rehab) 2-4.

 

CAROLINA LEAGUE (HIGH A):

Salem 2 Lynchburg 7: Jonathan Roof ('10-'11, UT/ Salem- Boston) 1-2, 2 BB, K.

Wilmington 3 Carolina 1: Carlos Melo ('10-'11, P/ Carolina- Cleveland) 1 IP, 2 K.

 

INDEPENDENT LEAGUES:

ATLANTIC LEAGUE:

Sugar Land 3 Camden 1: Jorge Cortes ('02-'03, OF/ Camden) 0-3, BB.

York 6 Long Island 1: Sean Smith ('04, OF/ York) 1-4, BB, R, K.

 

COLLEGE BASEBALL:

Adam Boeve ('04, OF/ Associate Head Coach, Northwestern (IA) College) (Grand Prairie Athletic Conference Tournament) Briar Cliff 8 NWC 24(40-10)/ Dakota Wesleyan NWC

Brian Drent ('95, OF/ Head Coach, Morningside (IA) College) (Grand Prairie Athletic Conference Tournament) Mt. Marty 10 Morningside 18 / Midland 10 Morningside 3 (Morningside finishes season at 27-25

Chris Hernandez ('04, P/ Pitching Coach, Cal State Los Angeles) Cal State Dominguez Hills 10 CSULA 3 (15-30 overall, 13-24 CCAA).

Trevor Hurley ('10, P/ Volunteer Assistant, Kansas St) Kansas St 0 (23-23 overall, 4-12 Big 12) TCU 5.

Vinny Lopez ('11, Assistant Coach/ Assistant Coach, Southern California) USC 2 (24-19 overall, 12-10 Pac 12)            Washington St. 5.

John Musachio ('97, P/ Head Coach, Oakland (MI) University) / Brian Schmack ('96, P/ Head Coach, Valparaiso (IN) University) Oakland 4 (7-27 overall, 2-14 Horizon) Valparaiso 5 (11 innings) (17-23 overall, 7-9 Horizon).

Greg Norton ('93, 3B/ Hitting Coach, Auburn (AL) University) Mississippi St. 3 Auburn 0 (25-21 overall, 9-13 SEC).

Eddie Prasch ('06-'07, 3B/ Graduate Assistant, Georgia Tech) Virginia Tech 6 Georgia Tech 7 (11 innings) (27-19 overall, 13-12 ACC).        

Gregg Ritchie ('98, hitting coach/ Head Coach, George Washington University) GW 2 (14-28 overall, 6-13 Atlantic 10) Virginia Commonwealth 4.

Sean Snedeker ('96-'96, Pitching Coach, Oral Roberts (OK) University) ORU 1 (23-22 overall, 10-12 Southland) Central Arkansas 2 (10 innings)

Juan Thomas ('03, OF/ Volunteer Assistant, Augustana (SD) University) Grace 3 Augustana 10 (36-14).

Tracy Woodson ('99, Manager/ Head Coach, University of Richmond) Richmond 5 (18-23-1 overall, 9-10 Atlantic 10) St. Joseph's 10.

Chad Bradford ('96, P/ Pitching Coach, Hinds (MS) Community College) (MACJC Tournament) Northwest 2 HCC 6 (28-16, 1-0 series).

Pete Pryor ('96, 1B/ Hitting Coach, Sacramento City College) (Nor-Cal Regional I Playoffs) SCC 1 (24-12 overall, 0-1 series) Cabrillo 6.

Mickey Scala ('02, OF/ Hitting Coach, Oakton (IL) Community College) OCC 2 South Suburban College 6 (Game 1)/ OCC 4 (25-19) South Suburban College 5 (Game 2).

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL:

Brad Corley ('06, P/ Assistant Coach, Gulfport, MS) (State Playoffs) Gulfport 3 (16-10, 1-1 series) D'Iberville 5.

Denny Crine ('95, P/ Assistant Coach, Foothill, NV) Foothill 3 (16-11) Rancho 13.

Jose Luis Lopez ('00, '02, P/ Pitching Coach, Calallen, TX) (State Playoffs) Callalen 1 (31-3, 2-0 series) Harlandale 0.

Jay Meyer ('94, P/ Head Coach, Lee's Summit West, MO) LSW 10 (20-3) Truman 8.   

Steve Schorzman ('98, P/ Head Coach, Bremerton, WA) Bremerton 3 (9-7 overall, 8-6 Olympic) Klahowya 1.

Barry Shelton ('96, 1B/ Head Coach, Franklin County, VA) Franklin County 3 (6-8 overall, 3-5 Piedmont) Halifax County 6

 

Friday, May 2

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY:

Steve Pearce ('06, 1B/ Baltimore) went 3-for-4 with two RBI to help the Orioles to a 5-1 win over Pittsburgh in game one of a doubleheader. He also doubled and scored in Baltimore's 6-5 win in game two.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

John Niggli ('13, P) turns 24. The native of Tulare, CA was the ninth round pick of the Rangers in 2012 out of Liberty University (VA). He went 1-1 in two starts for Hickory with a 2.92 ERA. In 12.1 innings, Niggli struck out eight, walked one, and allowed six runs (four earned) on 13 hits. He was released this spring.

Mike Ortiz ('10, 1B) turns 25. The native of Miami, FL was the 28th round pick of the Rangers in 2007 out of Palmetto High School in Miami. He batted .223 with 15 doubles, three triples, six homers and 35 RBI. Ortiz was released in spring training in 2011.

Bobby Spain ('08, 3B) turns 29. The native of Norman, OK was the 19th round pick of the Pirates in 2007 out of Oklahoma City University. He batted .312 with 22 doubles, five homers and 43 RBI. Spain had a 21-game hitting streak during the season which led to his selection to the SAL all-star game. He played one more season with the Pirates in 2009 at low-A West Virginia before capping his career in 2010 at Traverse City of the independent Frontier League.

 

TEXAS RANGERS AFFILIATES:

Round Rock (AAA) 3 Oklahoma City 0: Roman Mendez ('11, P/ Round Rock) 2 IP, 2 H, 1 K; Ben Rowen ('11, P/ Round Rock) 2 IP, 1 H, 1 K, save (1); Nick Tepesch ('11, P/ Round Rock) 5 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 6 K, win (5-1);  Brent Lillibridge ('06, SS/ Round Rock) 2-4, R, 2 SB, K.

Frisco (AA) 2 San Antonio 4: Chris Grayson ('12, OF/ Frisco) 0-3, BB, K; Teodoro Martinez­­ ('11, OF/ Frisco) 0-4; Rougned Odor ('12, 2B/ Frisco) 3-5, R; ­Drew Robinson ('12, 3B/ Frisco) 0-2, BB, HBP, K; Ryan Rua ('13, 2B/ Frisco) 2-4, RBI, 2 K; Luis Sardinas ('12, SS / Frisco) 1-5, R, 2 K; Jake Skole ('11, OF/ Frisco) 0-4, K; Ryan Bores ('13, P/ Frisco) 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K; Luke Jackson ('11-'12, P/ Frisco) 5.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, loss (3-1);  Ryan Rodebaugh ('11, P/ Frisco) 1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K/ Brian Bixler ('05, SS/ San Antonio- San Diego) 1-4, 2B, R, K.

Frederick 5 Myrtle Beach (High-A) 9: Hanser Alberto ('12, SS-3B/ Myrtle Beach) 1-4, R, RBI; Jorge Alfaro ('12-'13, C/ Myrtle Beach) 1-4; Preston Beck ('13, 1B/ Myrtle Beach) 1-4, 2B, RBI, K; Zach Cone ('12,­ OF/ Myrtle Beach) 0-2, BB, SB R, K; Joey Gallo ('13, 3B/ Myrtle Beach) 2-4, solo HR (10) in the 7th 2 RBI, SB, 2 K; Odubel Herrera ('12, 2B/ Myrtle Beach) 1-4, 3B, R, 2 RBI; Nick Williams ('13, OF/ Myrtle Beach) 2-4, 2B, R, RBI, K; Alex Claudio ('13 , P/ Myrtle Beach) 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K, win (2-0); Andrew Faulkner ('12-'13, P/ Myrtle Beach) 2 IP, 1 H, 3 K; Jose Leclerc ('13, P/ Myrtle Beach) 2 IP, 4 H, 2 K; Victor Payano ('12, P/ Myrtle Beach) 4 IP, 7 H,5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 3 K.

 

MAJOR LEAGUES:

AMERICAN LEAGUE:

Pittsburgh 1 Baltimore 5 (Game 1): Andrew McCutchen ('06, OF/ Pittsburgh) 2-3, BB, HBP, K; Jordy Mercer ('08, SS/ Pittsburgh) 0-3; Neil Walker ('05, C/ Pittsburgh) 0-2, BB, HBP / Pittsburgh 5 Baltimore 6 (Game 2): Andrew McCutchen 1-4, 2B, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 K; Neil Walker 2-2, 3 BB, RBI; Bryan Morris ('08, P/ Pittsburgh) 1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 HR, blown save (2); Tony Watson ('07, P/ Pittsburgh) 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K.

Tampa Bay 6 Boston 5: Juan Carlos Oviedo ('02-'04, P/ Tampa Bay) 1/3 IP, 1 K.

Toronto 7 Kansas City 3: Jose Bautista ('02, 3B/ Toronto) 1-4, BB.

 

MINOR LEAGUES:

INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE (AAA):

Columbus 3 Durham 0: Nyjer Morgan ('04, OF/ Columbus- Cleveland) 2-5, 2 2B, 2 K.

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (AAA):

Salt Lake 2 Albuquerque 3: Jamie Romak ('07, OF/ Albuquerque-LA Dodgers) 0-3, BB, 2 K.

Omaha 0 Iowa 1 (Game 1): Christian Villanueva ('11, 3B/ Iowa- Chicago Cubs) 0-3, K/ Omaha 8 Iowa 6 (Game 2): Carlos Pimentel ('09, P/ Iowa- Chicago Cubs) 3.2 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 4 K.

 

MEXICAN LEAGUE (AAA):

Ciudad del Carmen 0 Tijuana 6: Efren Espinoza ('01, 3B/ Tijuana) 0-0, BB; Mario Valdez ('95, 1B Tijuana) 1-3, 2B, BB, R.

Monterrey 6 Tabasco 2: Humberto Cota ('99, C/ Monterrey) 2-5 2B, 2 RBI, K/ Carlos Rivera ('99, 1B/ Tabasco) 2-4, 2B.

Quintana Roo 4 Aguascalientes 2: Johan Yan ('10, P/ Aguascalientes) 1/3 IP.

Reynosa 2 Veracruz 4: Jeff Bennett ('99-'00, P/ Reynosa) 7 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 7 K, loss (3-3) / Jose Castillo ('00, SS/ Veracruz) 0-4.

 

SOUTHERN LEAGUE (AA):

Mobile 5 Birmingham 0: Josh Richmond ('11, OF/ Birmingham- Chicago White Sox) 0-3, HBP, K.

 

CAROLINA LEAGUE (HIGH A):

Salem 6 Lynchburg 4: Jonathan Roof ('10-'11, UT/ Salem- Boston) 2-5, 2B, 3B, R, K.

 

MIDWEST LEAGUE (LOW A):

Great Lakes 4 Ft. Wayne 13: Coby Cowgill ('12-'13, P) 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 2 K, win (2-0).

 

INDEPENDENT LEAGUES:

ATLANTIC LEAGUE:

Camden 0 Somerset 2 (Game 1): Jorge Cortes ('02-'03, OF/ Camden) 1-1/ Camden 2 Somerset 5 (Game 2): Jorge Cortes 0-3.

York 3 Lancaster 4: Brandon Chaves ('01-'02, SS/ York) 0-2 Sean Smith ('04, OF/ York) 1-5, RBI, K.

 

COLLEGE BASEBALL:

Adam Boeve ('04, OF/ Associate Head Coach, Northwestern (IA) College) (Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament) Mt. Marty 17 NWC 5 / Hastings 0 NWC 1 (39-10).

Brian Drent ('95, OF/ Head Coach, Morningside (IA) College) (Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament) Dakota Wesleyan 8 Morningside 1 / Morningside 8 (26-24) Doane 7.

Chris Hernandez ('04, P/ Pitching Coach, Cal State Los Angeles) Cal State Dominguez Hills 3 CSULA 6 (15-29, overall, 13-23 CCAA).

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL:

Chuck Antczak ('95-'97, C/ Head Coach, Riverview, FL) (Class 8-A Region 2 Tournament) Bloomingdale 6 Riverview 5 (season complete 16-12).           

Brad Corley ('06, P/ Assistant Coach, Gulfport, MS) (State Playoffs) D'Iberville 0 Gulfport 8 (16-9 overall, 1-0 series).

Denny Crine ('95, P/ Assistant Coach, Foothill, NV) Del Sol 1 Foothill 9 (16-10 overall, 5-3 Southeast League).

Jose Luis Lopez ('00, '02, P/ Pitching Coach, Calallen, TX) (State Playoffs) Callalen 14 (30-3 overall, 1-0 series) Harlandale 3

Chris Shelton ('02, 1B/ Assistant Coach, Cottonwood, UT) Cottonwood 15 (15-6 overall, 8-2 Region 2) Hillcrest 1

Scott Vollmer ('94, C/ Assistant Coach, La Sierra, CA) Norte Vista 1 La Sierra 16 (17-5 overall, 10-0 River Valley League).

 

Thursday, May 1

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY:

Jerad Eickhoff ('12, P/ Frisco-Texas) allowed an unearned run on two hits and struck out seven over 7.1 innings as the RoughRiders edged San Antonio 2-1. He improved to 2-2 on the season. 

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Jose Reyes ('99, C) turns 41. The native of Villa Vasquez, D.R. signed with the Pirates in 1993 as an international free agent. He batted .275 in 23 games with four doubles, one triple, five homers and 15 RBI. Reyes finished up 1999 with high-A Lynchburg before his release by the Pirates. He capped his career with three seasons (2000-2002) at Nashua of the independent Atlantic League.

 

TRANSACTIONS:

C. J. Edwards ('13, P) was placed on the disabled list with the AA- Tennessee Smokies (Chicago Cubs).

 

TEXAS RANGERS AFFILIATES:

Oakland 12 Texas 1: Robbie Ross ('10, P/ Texas) 3.1 IP, 11 H, 10 R, 6 R, 1 BB, 2 K, loss (1-2).

Round Rock (AAA) 5 Oklahoma City 2: Brent Lillibridge ('06, SS/ Round Rock) 0-4, 2 K. Frisco (AA) 2 San Antonio 1: Chris Grayson ('12, OF/ Frisco) 0-3, K; Teodoro Martinez­­ ('11, OF/ Frisco) 1-3, BB, K; Rougned Odor ('12, 2B/ Frisco) 1-4, solo HR (4) in the 6th, K; Drew Robinson ('12, 3B/ Frisco) 0-4, K; Ryan Rua ('13, 2B/ Frisco) 2-4, RBI, K; Luis Sardinas ('12, SS / Frisco) 1-4. K; Jake Skole ('11, OF/ Frisco) 0-3, K; Tomas Telis ('11, C/ Frisco) 0-4, K; Francisco Mendoza ('11, P/ Frisco) 1.2 IP, 2 K, save (3) / Brian Bixler ('05, SS/ San Antonio- San Diego) 0-4, K.

 

MAJOR LEAGUES:

AMERICAN LEAGUE:

Toronto 2 Kansas City 4: Jose Bautista ('02, 3B/ Toronto) 1-4, R, BB, K; Todd Redmond ('06, P/ Toronto) 1 IP, 1 H.

Washington 7 Houston 0: Nate McLouth ('01, OF/ Washington) 0-1/Alex Presley ('07, OF/ Houston) 1-4.

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE:

Atlanta 3 Miami 9: Ryan Doumit ('01-'02, C/ Atlanta) 1-1.

Chicago Cubs 9 Cincinnati 4: Neil Ramirez ('09-'10, P/ Chicago Cubs) 1 IP, 2 K.

Milwaukee 3 St. Louis 9: Zach Duke ('03, P/ Milwaukee) 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K.

San Diego 2 San Francisco 3: Robbie Erlin ('10, P/ San Diego) 6.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, loss (1-4).

 

MINOR LEAGUES:

MEXICAN LEAGUE (AAA):

Ciudad del Carmen 3 Tijuana 4: Efren Espinoza ('01, 3B/ Tijuana) 1-2, R, RBI, K (knocked in tying run and then scored winning run in 9th); Mario Valdez ('95, 1B Tijuana) 1-4.

Monterrey 4 Tabasco 0: Carlos Rivera ('99, 1B/ Tabasco) 0-4.

Quintana Roo 13 Aguascalientes 10: Johan Yan ('10, P/ Aguascalientes) 1.1 IP, 1 K.

Reynosa 1 Veracruz 8: Jose Castillo ('00, SS/ Veracruz) 1-5, two-run HR (3) in the 7th.

 

SOUTHERN LEAGUE (AA):

Mobile 8 Birmingham 3: Josh Richmond ('11, OF/ Birmingham- Chicago White Sox) 0-4, RBI, K.

 

COLLEGE BASEBALL:

John Musachio ('97, P/ Head Coach, Oakland (MI) University) Central Michigan 10 Oakland 13 (7-26).

Brian Schmack ('96, P/ Head Coach, Valparaiso (IN) University) Chicago St. 3 Valpo 8 (16-23).

Juan Thomas ('03, OF/ Volunteer Assistant, Augustana (SD) University) St. Cloud St. 1 Augustana 2 (Game 1)/ St. Cloud St. 5 Augustana 6 (Game 2) (35-14 overall, 25-8 North Star).

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL:

Steve Schorzman ('98, P/ Head Coach, Bremerton, WA) Kingston 7 Bremerton 8 (8-7 overall, 7-6 Olympic).

Chris Shelton ('02, 1B/ Assistant Coach, Cottonwood, UT) Hillcrest 0 Cottonwood 10 (15-6 overall, 8-2 Region 2).

 

Wednesday, April 30

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY:

Brian Bixler ('05, SS/ San Antonio- San Diego) slugged a two-run HR (1) in the bottom of the tenth to give the Missions a 9-7 win over Frisco. He went 4-for-6 in the game with two runs and three RBI.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Curtis Broome ('94, P) would have been 42 today. The native of Gary, IN was the 22nd round pick of the White Sox in 1993 out of the University of Evansville (IN). He went 5-5 with a 4.62 ERA and three saves in 32 appearances (15 starts). In 120.2 innings, Broome struck out 74, walked 31, and allowed 77 runs (62 earned) on 144 hits. He pitched for low-A South Bend in 1995 and high-A Prince William in 1996 before his release. Broome passed away on December 2, 2006.

Luke Fitzpatrick ('98, P) turns 38. The native of Lakewood, CA signed with the White Sox as a non-drafted free agent in 1997 out of Long Beach St. He went 2-0 with a 3.14 ERA in 20 relief outings with Hickory. In 28.2 innings, Fitzpatrick struck out 21, walked 16, and allowed 14 runs (10 earned) on 37 hits. He was released after the season.

Phil Klein ('12, P) turns 25. The native of Gahanna, OH was the 30th round pick of the Rangers in 2011 out of Youngstown St. (OH). Selected to the SAL all-star game, Klein went 6-0 with eight saves and a 1.90 ERA in 33 games for Hickory. In 52 innings, Klein struck out 53, walked 21, and allowed 12 runs (11 earned) on 37 hits. He finished up 2012 at high-A Myrtle Beach and started there last year before his promotion at AA Frisco, where he remains this season.

David Welch ('95, P) turns 44. The native of Violet, LA signed with the White Sox as a free agent in 1995 after his release from the Indians. In a club record 60 games, Welch went 4-5 with five saves and a 2.67 ERA. In 77.2 innings, Welch struck out 82, walked 21, and allowed 39 runs (23 earned) on 68 hits. He was released after the season.

 

TRANSACTIONS:

Steve Pearce ('06, 1B) re-signed with the Baltimore Orioles.

 

TEXAS RANGERS AFFILIATES:

Oakland 9 Texas 3: Martin Perez ('09, P/ Texas) 4.2 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, loss (4-1).

Round Rock (AAA) 0 Oklahoma City 2: Brent Lillibridge ('06, SS/Round Rock) 1-3, BB, 2 K.

Frisco (AA) 7 San Antonio 9 (10 innings): Trever Adams ('12, 1B/ Frisco) 0-5, 2 K; Chris Grayson ('12, OF/ Frisco) 1-4, 2B, R, RBI, K; Rougned Odor ('12, 2B/ Frisco) 2-5, RBI; Drew Robinson ('12, 3B/ Frisco) 0-5, 4 K; Ryan Rua ('13, 2B/ Frisco) 2-5, 2-run HR (6) in the third, 2 R, 3 K; Luis Sardinas ('12, SS / Frisco) 2-4, 2B, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI, K; Jake Skole ('11, OF/ Frisco) 0-4, Sac, 2 K; Tomas Telis ('11, C/ Frisco) 3-5, 2B, R; Wilmer Font ('09-'10, P/ Frisco); 1.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 K, 1 HR, loss (0-1); Jimmy Reyes ('11, P/ Frisco) 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K; Matt West ('09-10, 3B/ Frisco) 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 K, 1 HR, blown save (1).

 

MAJOR LEAGUES:

AMERICAN LEAGUE:

Detroit 4 Chicago White Sox 3: Rajai Davis ('02-'03, OF/ Detroit) 0-4, 4 K.

Seattle 6 NY Yankees 3: Chris Young ('01-'02, P/ Seattle) 5.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, win (1-0).

Tampa Bay 4 Boston 7: Josh Lueke ('10, P/ Tampa Bay) 1 IP, 2 H, 2 K; Juan Carlos Oviedo ('02-'04, P/ Durham- Tampa Bay) 2/3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 K.

Toronto 7 Kansas City 10: Jose Bautista ('02, 3B/ Toronto) 1-3, solo HR (8) in the 1st, 2 BB, 2 R, K.

Washington 4 Houston3: Adam LaRoche ('08, 1B/ Washington) 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, K; Nate McLouth ('01, OF/ Washington) 0-2, 2 BB, K/Alex Presley ('07, OF/ Houston) 0-1, K.

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE:

Atlanta 0 Miami 9: Ryan Doumit ('01-'02, C/ Atlanta) 1-4, K.

Chicago Cubs 2 Cincinnati 3: Justin Grimm ('11, P/ Chicago) 1/3 IP.

 

MINOR LEAGUES:

INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE (AAA):

Columbus 3Norfolk 0 (Game 1): Nyjer Morgan ('04, OF/ Columbus- Cleveland) 0-4, K/ Columbus 4 Norfolk 7 (Game 2): Nyjer Morgan 1-4, RBI, SB.

Gwinnett 9 Toledo 2:  Steve Lerud ('05-'06, C/ Gwinnett- Atlanta) 2-4, 2B, R, RBI, K/ Derek Hankins ('05, P/ Toledo- Detroit) 5.1 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, loss (1-2).

Pawtucket 8 Lehigh Valley 0 (6 innings): Brad Lincoln ('06, '08, P/ Lehigh Valley- Philadelphia) 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K.

Syracuse 2 Indianapolis 3: Matt Hague ('08, 1B-3B/ Indianapolis-Pittsburgh) 0-0, BB; Duke Welker ('08, P/ Indianapolis- Pittsburgh) 1 IP, 1 K, save (2).

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (AAA):

Salt Lake 4 Albuquerque 3 (11 innings): Jamie Romak ('07, OF/ Albuquerque-LA Dodgers) 1-4, BB, 2 RBI, K.

New Orleans 9 Nashville 4: Dustin Molleken ('07-'08, P/ Nashville- Milwaukee) 3 IP, 2 H, 1R, 2 BB, 1 K.

 

MEXICAN LEAGUE (AAA):

Ciudad del Carmen 5 Tijuana 4: Efren Espinoza ('01, 3B/ Tijuana) 1-3, R, 2 K; Mario Valdez ('95, 1B Tijuana) 2-4, R, K.

Monterrey 2 Tabasco 5: Humberto Cota ('99, C/ Monterrey) 1-4, R, K/ Carlos Rivera ('99, 1B/ Tabasco) 3-4, solo HR (2) in the 3rd, 2 RBI.

Reynosa 9 Veracruz 8: Jose Castillo ('00, SS/ Veracruz) 3-5, 2 2B, R, 2 RBI.

 

INDEPENDENT LEAGUES:

ATLANTIC LEAGUE:

Camden 2 Somerset 4 (6 innings): Jorge Cortes ('02-'03, OF/ Camden) 1-3, R.

Lancaster 9 York 2 (7 innings): Sean Smith ('04, OF/ York) 2-3, R.

 

COLLEGE BASEBALL:

Chris Heintz ('97, C-1B/ Assistant Coach, Univ. of South Florida) North Florida 6 USF 5 (24-19).

Vinny Lopez ('11, Assistant Coach/ Assistant Coach, Southern California) UC Irvine 6 USC 2 (24-17).

John Musachio ('97, P/ Head Coach, Oakland (MI) University) Oakland 1 (7-25) Michigan 3

Brian Schmack ('96, P/ Head Coach, Valparaiso (IN) University) Western Michigan 3 Valpo 2 (15-23).

Sean Snedeker ('96-'96, Pitching Coach, Oral Roberts (OK) University) Texas Tech 4 ORU 1 (23-21).

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL:

Denny Crine ('95, P/ Assistant Coach, Foothill, NV) Foothill 16 (15-10 overall, 4-3 Southeast League) El Dorado 2.

Chris Shelton ('02, 1B/ Assistant Coach, Cottonwood, UT) Hillcrest 0 Cottonwood 10 (14-6 overall, 7-2 Region 2).

 

Tuesday, April 29

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY:

Jamie Romak ('07, OF/ Albuquerque-LA Dodgers) closed out the Isotopes 4-3 win in 12 innings over Salt Lake with a walk-off RBI single.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Brian Scott ('97-'98, P) turns 38. The native of Riverside, CA was the sixth round pick of the White Sox in 1997 out of San Diego St. He made 13 starts for Hickory after his selection in 1997 and then returned for six more in 1998. Overall, Scott went 10-5 with a 2.36 ERA and a complete game. In 122 innings, Scott struck out 107, walked 34, and allowed 42 runs (32 earned) on 90 hits. He finished up 1998 at high-A Winston-Salem and returned there in 1999. He closed out his playing career in 2000 with the Diamondbacks chain at high-A High Desert and AA El Paso.

 

TRANSACTIONS:

Teodoro Martinez ('11, OF) was activated by the Texas Rangers at AA Frisco.

Zach Zaneski ('09-'10, C) was placed on the disabled list at Frisco.

Cody Eppley ('09, P) was placed on the inactive list by the Pittsburgh Pirates at AAA Indianapolis.

 

TEXAS RANGERS AFFILIATES:

Oakland 4 Texas 0: Nick Martinez ('12 P/ Texas) 5 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 2 K.

Round Rock (AAA) 1 Oklahoma City 4: Brent Lillibridge ('06, SS/ Round Rock) 1-4, R, SB, K.

Frisco (AA) 2 Corpus Christi 11: Trever Adams ('12, 1B/ Frisco) 0-3, BB, K;); Teodoro Martinez­­ ('11, OF/ Frisco) 0-3, R, BB; Rougned Odor ('12, 2B/ Frisco) 1-4, R, 2 K; Drew Robinson ('12, 3B/ Frisco) 1-4, 2B; Ryan Rua ('13, 2B/ Frisco) 0-2, R, 2 BB; Luis Sardinas ('12, SS / Frisco) 1-4, RBI, CS; Jake Skole ('11, OF/ Frisco) 1-3, BB, K; Ryan Rodebaugh ('11, P/ Frisco) 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 K.

Myrtle Beach (High-A) 1 Wilmington 2: Hanser Alberto ('12, SS-3B/ Myrtle Beach) 1-3, K; Jorge Alfaro ('12-'13, C/ Myrtle Beach) 0-3; Zach Cone ('12, OF/ Myrtle Beach) 0-3, 2 K; Joey Gallo ('13, 3B/ Myrtle Beach) 0-4, K; Chris Garia ('13, OF/ Myrtle Beach) 1-3, Sac, SB, K; Odubel Herrera ('12, 2B/ Myrtle Beach) 1-4, 2B, R, K; David Lyon ('13, C/ Myrtle Beach) 0-3, K; Cody Buckel ('11, P/ Myrtle Beach) 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K; Alex Claudio ('13 , P/ Myrtle Beach); Cody Ege ('13, P/ Myrtle Beach) 1 IP, 1 K; Will Lamb ('11-'12, P/ Myrtle Beach) 1 IP, 2 BB, 1 K; Sam Wolff ('13, P/ Myrtle Beach) 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 5 K, loss (3-2);

 

MAJOR LEAGUES:

AMERICAN LEAGUE:

Tampa Bay 3 Chicago White Sox 7: Josh Lueke ('10, P/ Tampa Bay) 1/3 IP; Juan Carlos Oviedo ('02-'04, P/ Durham- Tampa Bay) 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K.

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE:

Milwaukee 5 St. Louis 3 (12 innings): Zach Duke ('03, P/ Milwaukee) 2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 2 K, win (2-0); 0-1, K.

 

MINOR LEAGUES:

INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE (AAA):

Syracuse 6 Indianapolis 5 (10 innings): Matt Hague ('08, 1B-3B/ Indianapolis-Pittsburgh) 1-5; Jared Hughes ('06-'07, P/ Indianapolis- Pittsburgh) 1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, loss (1-1).

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (AAA):

Omaha 3 Iowa 6: Christian Villanueva ('11, 3B/ Iowa- Chicago Cubs) 1-4, R, K.

 

EASTERN LEAGUE (AA):

Trenton 2 New Hampshire 1: Richard Bleier ('09, P/ New Hampshire- Toronto) 2.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, loss (1-2).

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (AA):

Midland 4 San Antonio 6: Brian Bixler ('05, SS/ San Antonio- San Diego) 0-3, Sac, 2 K.

 

CAROLINA LEAGUE (HIGH A):

Winston-Salem 8 Salem 11: Jonathan Roof ('10-'11, UT/ Salem- Boston) 3-5, three-run HR (1) in the third, 3 R.

 

COLLEGE BASEBALL:

Cliff Smith ('05, P/ Head Coach, Elizabethtown (PA) College) York (PA) 3 EC 8 (18-19).

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL:

Steve Schorzman ('98, P/ Head Coach, Bremerton, WA) Bremerton 3 (7-7 overall, 6-6 Olympic) North Kitsap 6.

 

Monday, April 28

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY:

Ryan Rua ('13, 2B/ Frisco) slugged a solo HR (5) in the ninth inning to provide the winning margin in the RoughRiders 4-3 win over Corpus Christi.  

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Jason Gray ('96, P) turns 37. The native of Coconut Creek, FL was the 22nd round pick of the White Sox in 1995. He went 3-8 in 13 starts with a 4.59 and a shutout. In 68.2 innings, Gray struck out 61, walked 28, and allowed 45 runs (35 earned) on 67 hits. He split 1997 with short-season Bristol and the rookie Gulf Coast League before his release. He finished out his career with Adirondack of the independent Northern League through 1999.

Romulo Sanchez ('05-'06, P) turns 30. The native of Carora, Lara, Venezuela signed with the Pirates in 2004 after his release from the Dodgers. He made 10 starts in 2005 and then returned in 2006 to make 21 appearances (three starts). Overall, Sanchez went 3-6 with four saves and a 5.72 ERA. In 94.1 innings, he struck out 52, walked 37, and allowed 70 runs (60 earned) on 110 hits. Sanchez made his major league debut with Pittsburgh on August 26, 2007 and remained with them and its AAA team at Indianapolis through mid-season 2009. The Yankees picked him up and he pitched at AAA Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre and New York through the 2010 season. He went to Rakuten in Japan in 2011 and then returned to the states in 2012 at AAA Durham (Tampa Bay). Sanchez pitched last season with Tabasco in the Mexican League and was with the Dodgers in spring training this year.

Euvi Solano ('05-'06, UT) turns 32. The native of San Cristobal, D.R. signed with the Pirates as an international free agent in 2004. He appeared in one game in 2005 and in 37 during 2006 before his release. He batted .231 with five doubles, one triple, one homer and 10 RBI. Solano spilt the 2007 season in Can-Am League (ind.) teams at Worcester and Sussex.

 

TRANSACTIONS:

Steve Pearce ('06, 1B) was released by the Baltimore Orioles.

Luis Sardinas ('12, SS) was optioned to AA Frisco (Texas).

Jared Hughes ('06-'07, P) was optioned to AAA Indianapolis (Pittsburgh).

 

TEXAS RANGERS AFFILIATES:

Memphis 2 Round Rock (AAA) 6: Roman Mendez ('11, P/ Round Rock) 2 IP, 2 H, 2 K; Ben Rowen ('11, P/ Round Rock) 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K; Brent Lillibridge ('06, SS/ Round Rock) 0-3, BB.

Frisco (AA) 4 Corpus Christi 3: Trever Adams ('12, 1B/ Frisco)1-4, solo HR (3) in the third inning;  Edwin Garcia ('10-'12, 2B/Frisco) 0-4, K; Rougned Odor ('12, 2B/ Frisco) 0-4; Drew Robinson ('12, 3B/ Frisco) 1-3, HBP, RBI; Jake Skole ('11, OF/ Frisco) 0-4, 2 K; Zach Zaneski ('09-'10, C/ Frisco) 0-3, HBP, K; Ryan Bores ('13, P/ Frisco) 2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K; Wilmer Font ('09-'10, P/ Frisco) 1 IP, 1 H, save (3); Phil Klein ('12, P/ Frisco)1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 K; Francisco Mendoza ('11, P/ Frisco) 2 IP, 3 BB, blown save (1), win (1-0).

Myrtle Beach (High-A) 5 Wilmington 2: Hanser Alberto ('12, SS-3B/ Myrtle Beach) 1-4, K; Jorge Alfaro ('12-'13, C/ Myrtle Beach) 1-4, 2 K; Preston Beck ('13, 1B/ Myrtle Beach) 1-3, 2 BB, RBI; Joey Gallo ('13, 3B/ Myrtle Beach) 0-4, BB, 3 K; Chris Garia ('13, OF/ Myrtle Beach) 0-1; Odubel Herrera ('12, 2B/ Myrtle Beach) 1-3, 2 BB, 2 R, K; Luis Mendez ('13, 2B/ Myrtle Beach) 0-4, K; Nick Williams ('13, OF/ Myrtle Beach) 0-4, 2 K; Keone Kela ('13, P/ Myrtle Beach) 1.1 IP, 1 BB, 3 K;

 

MAJOR LEAGUES:

AMERICAN LEAGUE:

Boston 1 Toronto 7: Jose Bautista ('02, 3B/ Toronto) 1-4, R, RBI, K.

Tampa Bay 2 Chicago White Sox 9: Josh Lueke ('10, P/ Tampa Bay) 1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB.

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE:

Pittsburgh 0 St. Louis 7: Andrew McCutchen ('06, OF/ Pittsburgh) 0-4, 3 K; Jordy Mercer ('08, SS/ Pittsburgh) 0-3; Neil Walker ('05, C/ Pittsburgh) 0-3, K.

San Diego 4 Washington 2: Adam LaRoche ('08, 1B/ Washington) 0-4, 2 K; Nate McLouth ('01, OF/ Washington) 1-3, solo HR (1) in the 8th.

 

MINOR LEAGUES:

INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE (AAA):

Columbus 6 Norfolk 2: Nyjer Morgan ('04, OF/ Columbus- Cleveland) 0-5, K.

Gwinnett 3 Toledo 0:  Steve Lerud ('05-'06, C/ Gwinnett- Atlanta) 0-3, BB, K.

Pawtucket 7 Lehigh Valley 9: Brad Lincoln ('06, '08, P/ Lehigh Valley- Philadelphia) 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 K, 1 HR.

 

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE (AAA):

Albuquerque 1 Fresno 5: Jamie Romak ('07, OF/ Albuquerque-LA Dodgers) 2-4, 2B.

 

MEXICAN LEAGUE (AAA):

Aguascalientes 5 Yucatan 4 (11 innings): Johan Yan ('10, P/ Aguascalientes) 1/3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB

Tabasco 5 Reynosa 6 (10 innings): Carlos Rivera ('99, 1B/ Tabasco) 2-5, R, RBI, K.

Tijuana 1 Campeche 11: Efren Espinoza ('01, 3B/ Tijuana) 0-1; Mario Valdez ('95, 1B Tijuana) 0-3, K.

Veracruz 1 Monterrey 4: Jose Castillo ('00, SS/ Veracruz) 1-4.

 

EASTERN LEAGUE (AA):

Bowie 7 Harrisburg 10: Fabio Castillo ('09, P/ Bowie- Baltimore) 2 IP, 1 BB, 4K.

 

SOUTHERN LEAGUE (AA):

Birmingham 7 Chattanooga 2 (8 innings): Josh Richmond ('11, OF/ Birmingham- Chicago White Sox) 0-4, 2 K Hector Nelo ('10, P/ Chattanooga- LA Dodgers) 1.1 1 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 1 K.

 

TEXAS LEAGUE (AA):

Midland 9 San Antonio 2: Brian Bixler ('05, SS/ San Antonio- San Diego) 0-4.

 

CAROLINA LEAGUE (HIGH A):

Carolina 3 Frederick 10: Carlos Melo ('10-'11, P/ Carolina- Cleveland) 0 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB.

 

INDEPENDENT LEAGUES:

ATLANTIC LEAGUE:

Camden York (Game 1): Jorge Cortes ('02-'03, OF/ Camden) 2-3, R, SB, K/ Brandon Chaves ('01-'02, SS/ York) 1-3, RBI, K; Sean Smith ('04, OF/ York) 1-3, BB, R; Ruddy Yan ('01, 2B-SS/ York) 0-3/ Camden 3 York 5 (Game 2): Jorge Cortes ('02-'03, OF/ Camden) 0-1, K/ Sean Smith ('04, OF/ York) 0-2, BB, 2 R, SB.

Lancaster 1 Sugar Land 3: Jim Negrych ('07, 2B/ Lancaster) 1-4, RBI.

 

COLLEGE BASEBALL:

Jon Benick ('04, 1B/ Assistant Coach, Longwood (VA) Univ.) Presbyterian 7 Longwood 10 (19-25 overall, 8-13 Big South).

Chris Heintz ('97, C-1B/ Assistant Coach, Univ. of South Florida) Memphis 7 USF 5 (24-18 overall, 10-8 American).

Chris Hernandez ('04, P/ Pitching Coach, Cal State Los Angeles) CSULA 2 Cal State East Bay 4 (Game 1)/ CSULA 3 (14-29 overall, 12-23 CCAA) Cal State East Bay 4 (Game 2).

Trevor Hurley ('10, P/ Volunteer Assistant, Kansas St) Kansas St 1 (23-22 overall, 4-11 Big 12) West Virginia 6.

Bob Mumma ('93-'94, C-1B/ Head Coach, Univ. of Maryland- Baltimore County) Massachusetts 12 UMBC 8 (13-21 overall, 6-8 American East).

John Musachio ('97, P/ Head Coach, Oakland (MI) University) Wright St. 17 Oakland 6 (7-24 overall, 2-13 Horizon)         

Eddie Prasch ('06-'07, 3B/ Graduate Assistant, Georgia Tech) Georgia Tech 1 (26-19 overall, 12-12 ACC) NC State 7

Gregg Ritchie ('98, hitting coach/ Head Coach, George Washington University) / Tracy Woodson ('99, Manager/ Head Coach, University of Richmond) GW 2 (14-27 overall, 6-12 Atlantic 10) Richmond 6 (18-22-1 overall, 9-9 Atlantic 10.

Brian Schmack ('96, P/ Head Coach, Valparaiso (IN) University) Illinois-Chicago 6 Valpo 3 (15-22 overall, 6-9 Horizon).

Sean Snedeker ('96-'96, Pitching Coach, Oral Roberts (OK) University) ORU 17 (23-20 overall, 10-11 Southland) Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 6.

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