Crawdads Alumni Report March 15

Tuesday, March 15

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: ­

Daniel Bard (’14, P/ Pittsburgh) pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout and closed out Pittsburgh’s 3-1 win over Boston.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Fernando Mejias (’95, P) turns 44.

Juan Carlos Oviedo (’02-’03, P) turns 34.

Bobby Rose (’14, pitching coach) turns 49.

 

TRANSACTIONS:

Connor Sadzeck (’13, P) was optioned by the Texas Rangers to AA Frisco.

Yohander Mendez (’14,-’15, P) was optioned by the Texas Rangers to AA Frisco.

Jose Leclerc (’13, P) was optioned by the Texas Rangers to AA Frisco.

 

CRAWDADS ALUM IN THE NEWS:

Scott Lauber of espn.com interviews Daniel Bard (’14, P) about his comeback attempt with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/red-sox/post/_/id/47911/ex-red-sox-reliever-daniel-bard-brings-perspective-to-latest-comeback-attempt

Odubel Herrera (’11, 2B) improved a year after moving to the outfield, writes Phillies beat writer Paul Hagen.

http://m.phillies.mlb.com/news/article/167299044/odubel-herrera-improves-as-center-fielder

 

TEXAS RANGERS:

Texas 2 Cleveland 4: Hanser Alberto (’12, 3B- SS/ Texas) 0-1; Lewis Brinson (’13-’14, OF/ Texas) 1-1; Ronald Guzman (’13-’15, 1B/ Texas) 1-1, 2B, SF, 2 RBI; Nomar Mazara (’13-’14, OF/ Texas) 0-5, K; Drew Robinson ’12, 3B/ Texas) 0-1, BB; Jimmy Reyes (’11, P/ Texas) 0 IP, 1 H; Alex Claudio (’13, P/ Texas) 1.1 IP; Jose Valdespina (’13-’14, P/ Texas) 1 IP.

 

CACTUS LEAGUE:

Milwaukee 2 Los Angeles Dodgers 6: Alex Presley (’06, OF/ Seattle) 0-0, 2 BB.

San Diego 10 Chicago Cubs 2: Carl Edwards, Jr. (’13, P/ Chicago) 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R.

Seattle 3 Arizona 8: Luis Sardinas (’12, SS/ Seattle) 2-3, R, RBI, 2B, 3B, CS.

 

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE:

New York Mets 2 Detroit 9: Neil Walker (’05, C/ NY Mets) 0-3, 2 K.

Philadelphia 7 Baltimore 8: Todd Redmond (’06, P/ Baltimore) 2/3 IP, 1 H, 1 K.

Pittsburgh 3 Boston 1:

 

COLLEGES:

Princeton 5 Richmond 3 (11-6) (Spider Invitational): Tracy Woodson (’99. Manager/ Head Coach/ UR)

 

JUNIOR COLLEGES:

Oakton CC (IL) 2 Rowan Gloucester (NJ) 6 (Game 1)/ Oakton CC (IL) 4 (3-3) Rowan Gloucester 2 (Game 2) (Russmat Invitational, Winter Haven, FL): Michael Scala (’02, OF/ Asst. Coach, OCC)

 

HIGH SCHOOLS:

Alpharetta 0 South Forsyth (GA) 11(8-2, 3-1 Region 6-AAAAAA): Russ Bayer (’03, P/ Head Coach, SFHS)

Foothill (NV) 3 (0-1, 0-1 Sunrise League) Liberty 13: Denny Crine (’95, P/ Asst. Coach, FHS)

Hillcrest (CA) 1 (4-4) Murrieta Mesa 11: Scott Vollmer (’94, C/ Head Coach, HHS)

Next Level Baseball 2 El Reno (OK) 4 (2-0) (Aggie Classic, Gulf Breeze, FL): Keanon Simon (’08, OF/ Head Coach, ERHS)

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