Crawdads Alumni Report March 12

Saturday, March 12

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: ­

Joey Gallo (’13, 3B/ Texas) crushed a three-run HR in the second, and also singled and scored another run to lead the Rangers to a 8-5 win over Milwaukee.

BIRTHDAYS:

Dave Williams (’99-’00, P) turns 36. The former major league pitcher with the Pirates and Mets is now the head coach at Harvester Christian Academy in Douglasville, GA.

 

TRANSACTIONS:

Abel De Los Santos (’14, P) was optioned by the Washington Nationals to AAA Syracuse.

 

ALUM IN THE NEWS:

A writeup by mlb.com’s Michael Clair looks into the process of Joey Gallo (’13, 3B) maximizing his power.

Jim Callis of mlb.com looks back at the prospect-laden 2013 Hickory Crawdads squad.

T.R. Sullivan interviews Andrew Faulkner (’12-’13, P) about his move to the bullpen and his chances of making the opening-day roster with Texas.

Pittsburgh Pirates beat writer Adam Berry writes of former Crawdads pitching coach Ray Searage (’05) in his role as the “Pitcher Whisperer” for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

 

TEXAS RANGERS:

Texas 8 Milwaukee 5: Hanser Alberto (’12, 3B- SS/ Texas) 0-1, K; Ryan Cordell (’14, OF/ Texas) 0-3; Ronald Guzman (’13-’15, 1B/ Texas) 0-2, K; Nomar Mazara (’13-’14, OF/ Texas); Josh Morgan (’15, 3B-SS/ Texas) 0-1; Rougned Odor (’12, 2B/ Texas); Jurickson Profar (’11, 15, SS/ Texas) 0-2, BB, R, K; Drew Robinson ’12, 3B/ Texas) 0-2, K; Ryan Rua (’13, 2B/ Texas) 0-1, BB, R, K; Johnny Reyes (’11, P/ Texas) 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K; Nick Tepesch (’11, P/ Texas) 3 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, HR, win (1-1); Andrew Faulkner (’12-’13, P/ Texas) 1 IP, save (1).

 

CACTUS LEAGUE:

Arizona 12 Kansas City 3: Chris Young (’01-’02, P/ Kansas City) 2 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 3 K, 2 HR, loss (0-1).

Cincinnati 4 Chicago Cubs 7: Justin Grimm (’11, P/ Chicago) 1 IP, 2 K; Neil Ramirez (’09-’10, P/ Chicago) 1 IP, 1 K.

Chicago White Sox 8 San Diego 3: Leury Garcia (’09-’10, SS/ Chicago) 1-4, solo HR (1) in the third, K; Zach Duke (’03, P/ Chicago) 1 IP, 1 BB, 1 K.

Cleveland 6 Colorado 1: Rajai Davis (’02-’03, OF/ Cleveland) 0-3, 2 K; Tom Gorzelanny (’04, P/ Cleveland) 1 IP, 2 H.

 

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE:

Boston 1 Toronto 2: Roman Mendez (’11, P/ Boston) 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB; Ben Rowen (’11, P/ Toronto) 1/3 IP, win (1-0).

Miami 6 Minnesota 5: Tomas Telis (’11, C/ Miami) 0-2.

Tampa Bay 3 Pittsburgh 4: Andrew McCutchen (’06, OF/ Pittsburgh) 1-2, solo HR (1) in the fourth; Tony Watson (’07, P/ Pittsburgh) 1 IP, 1 HR.

 

COLLEGES:

Monmouth 5 George Washington (5-8) 14: Gregg Ritchie (’98, Hitting Coach/ Head Coach, GWU)

Morningside (IA) 10 Providence Christian (CA) 0 (Game 1)/ Morningside (IA) 1 (14-3) Providence Christian (CA) 2 (Game 2): Brian Drent (’95, OF/ Head Coach MU)

Oakland (MI) 11 (5-8) Eastern Michigan 3 (at Dayton): John Musachio (’97, P/ Head Coach OU)

Oral Roberts 8 (7-5) Auburn 7: Sean Snedeker (’96-’98, Pitching Coach/ Pitching Coach ORU)

Valparaiso 6 (4-10) Dallas Baptist 1: Brian Schmack (’96, P/ Head Coach, Valpo)

 

HIGH SCHOOLS:

Calallen (TX) 6 (6-2, 2-0 district) Moody 2: Jose Luis Lopez (’00, ’02, P/ Asst. Coach, CHS)

River Bluff (SC) 5 (5-1, 2-0 AAAA-5 Region) South Aiken 4: Doug Bearden (’95-’96, IF/ Asst. Coach, RBHS)

Riverview (FL) 4 (3-10, 2-3 9A-District 8) Braden River 2: Chuck Antczak (’95-’97, C/ Head Coach, RHS)

South Forsyth (GA) 0 (7-2 2-1 6-AAAAAA) 0 Alpharetta: Russ Bayer (’03, P/ Head Coach, SFHS)

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