Crawdads Alumni Report March 14

Monday, March 14

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: ­

Jose Bautista (’02, OF/ Toronto) slammed a three-run HR (1) in the third during Toronto’s 6-1 win over Tampa Bay.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Wardell Starling (’04, P) turns 33.

 

TRANSACTIONS:

Ben Rowen (’11, P) was optioned by the Toronto Blue Jays to AAA Buffalo.

 

ALUM IN THE NEWS:

Joey Gallo (’13, 3B/ Texas) crushes another baseball, writes T. R. Sullivan.

Sullivan also wrote that Rougned Odor (’12, 2B/ Texas) continues to recover from an oblique injury.

Gerry Fraley of Dallas Morning News interviews Ryan Rua (’13, 2B) about playing first base.

 

TEXAS RANGERS:

Texas 3 LA Angels 7: Hanser Alberto (’12, 3B- SS/ Texas) 0-1; Ryan Cordell (’14, OF/ Texas) 0-1; Joey Gallo (’13, 3B/ Texas) 1-3, solo HR (2) in the second; Nomar Mazara (’13-’14, OF/ Texas) 2-3, 2B, K; Juremi Profar (’14-’15, 3B/ Texas) 0-1; Jurickson Profar (’11, 15, SS/ Texas) 0-4, 2 K; Drew Robinson ’12, 3B/ Texas) 0-2, K; Ryan Rua (’13, 2B/ Texas) 1-1, 3B, R; Yohandez Mendez (’14-’15, P/ Texas) 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 K.

 

CACTUS LEAGUE:

Arizona 11 Chicago White Sox 4: Zach Duke (’03, P/ Chicago) 1 IP, 1 H

Los Angeles Dodgers 6 Colorado 4: Matt West (’09-’10, 3B/ Los Angeles) 1 IP, 1 HR, 2 K.

Milwaukee 5 Cleveland 4: Alex Presley (’06, OF/ Seattle) / Rajai Davis (’02-’03, OF/ Cleveland) 0-3.

Cincinnati 5 Seattle 3: Luis Sardinas (’12, SS/ Seattle) 0-2; Joe Wieland (’09-’10, P/ Seattle) 3 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.

 

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE:

Detroit 5 Pittsburgh 9: Dustin Molleken (’07-‘08, P/ Detroit) 1/3 IP/ Andrew McCutchen (’06, OF/ Pittsburgh) 1-3, R, RBI, 2 K; Jordy Mercer (’08, SS/ Pittsburgh) 1-3, R; Tony Watson (’07, P/ Pittsburgh) 1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 K, 1 HR.

New York Mets 11 Miami 0: Bryan Morris (’08, P/ Miami) 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB,  3K.

Philadelphia 3 New York Yankees 0: Nick Williams (’13, OF/ Philadelphia) 1-4, 2B, R, RBI, K / Richard Bleier (’09, P/ NY Yankees) 1 IP, 1 H.

 

COLLEGES:

Augustana (SD) 1 Concordia-St. Paul 2 / Augustana 3 (6-5) Concordia-St Paul 4 (Game 2): Juan Thomas (’93, 1B/ Volunteer Asst., AU)

Bemidji St. (MN) 4 Oklahoma City 1 (Game 1) / Bemidji St. (MN) 6 Oklahoma City 5 (17-8) (Game 2): Bobby Spain (’08, 3B/ Asst. Coach/ OCU)

Monmouth 5 George Washington 7 (6-9): Gregg Ritchie (’98, Hitting Coach/ Head Coach, GWU)

Oral Roberts 11 (7-7) Auburn 18: Sean Snedeker (’96-’98, Pitching Coach/ Pitching Coach ORU)

Penn St. 5 Richmond 6 (11-5) (Spider Invitational): Tracy Woodson (’99. Manager/ Head Coach/ UR)

 

JUNIOR COLLEGES:

Oakton CC (IL) 2 Muscatine CC (IA) 7 (Game 1) / Oakton 4 (2-2) Muscatine 11 (Game 2) (Russmat Invitational, Auburndale, FL): Michael Scala (’02, OF/ Asst. Coach, OCC)

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