Crawdads Alumni Report March 18

Friday, March 18

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: ­

Jairo Beras (’14-’15, OF) 3-4, 2B, BB, 2 R. Singled and scored the winning run in the 10th inning that gave Nicaragua a 5-4 win over Germany in a World Baseball Classic qualifier round game.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Leury Garcia (’09-’10, SS) turns 25.

Bill Richardson (’10-’12, manager) turns 56.

Matt Winters (’03-’04, hitting coach) turns 56.

 

CRAWDADS ALUM IN THE NEWS:

Pirates experiment with Andrew McCutchen (’06, OF) hitting second in the lineup, writes Anthony Castrovince of mlb.com.

Joey Gallo (’13, 3B) learning the value of patience this season, says mlb.com’s Phil Rogers.

An ESPN.com article on Daniel Bard’s (’14, P) comeback with the Pirates.

 

TEXAS RANGERS:

Milwaukee 5 Texas 2: Alex Presley (’06, OF/ Seattle) 0-1, BB, RBI / Hanser Alberto (’12, 3B- SS/ Texas); Ryan Cordell (’14, OF/ Texas) 0-3; Joey Gallo (’13, 3B/ Texas) 1-1; Isiah Kiner-Falefa (’14-’15, IF/ Texas) 0-2, BB, R, SB; Dylan Moore (’15, 2B/ Texas) 0-3, 2 K; Eduard Pinto (’14-’15, OF/ Texas) 0-1, R; Nick Tepesch (’11, OF/ Texas) 2.1 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, l1 HR, loss (1-2); Chad Bell (’10, ’14, P/ Texas) 2.2 IP, 2 H, 2 K; Andrew Faulkner (’12-’13, P/ Texas) 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K.

 

CACTUS LEAGUE:

Cleveland 6 Cincinnati 8: Rajai Davis (’02-’03, OF/ Cleveland) 1-3, 2 R, SB; Tom Gorzelanny (’04, P/ Cleveland) 1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 BB.

Seattle 11 Oakland 11: Luis Sardinas (’12, SS/ Seattle) 0-2, BB, R, K.

 

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE:

Atlanta 7 Washington 9: Sean Burnett (’01, P/ Washington) 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K.

Baltimore 5 Boston 9: Todd Redmond (’06, P/ Baltimore) 1 IP, 2 H.

New York Mets 6 Miami 5: Neil Walker (’05, C/ NY Mets) 0-3, K / Bryan Morris (’08, P/ Miami) 1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB.

New York Yankees 7 Pittsburgh 2: Andrew McCutchen (’06, OF/ Pittsburgh) 1-3, solo HR (3) in the first.

Jordy Mercer (’08, SS/ Pittsburgh) 1-2, K.

Tampa Bay 6 Philadelphia 1: Steve Pearce (’06, 1B/ Tampa Bay) 1-3, solo HR (1) in the sixth.

 

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC:

Panama 9 France 2: Carlos Lee (’96-’97, 3B/ Manager, Panama)

 

COLLEGES:

Oklahoma City 15 (20-8, 4-0 Sooner Athletic Conference) SW Christian 5: Bobby Spain (’08, 3B/ Asst. Coach/ OCU)

 

JUNIOR COLLEGES:

Southeastern CC (IA) 11 (8-8) Maplewoods CC (MO) 15: Mark Michael (’05, P/ Asst. Coach, SECC)

 

HIGH SCHOOLS:

Canyon (TX) 7 (11-2, 1-0, 25-6A) Smithson Valley 6: Jake Kaase (’09, IF/ Asst. Coach, CHS)

El Reno (OK) 7 (3-2) Coweta (GA) 5 (Aggie Classic, Gulf Breeze, FL): Keanon Simon (’08, OF/ Head Coach, ERHS)

Foothill (NV) 11 Desert Hills (UT) 1 (Foot and Ankle Institute, UT): Denny Crine (’95, P/ Asst. Coach, FHS)

Stadium 0 North Kitsap (WA) 4 (2-0): Jared Prince (’10, OF/ Asst. Coach, NKHS)  

St. Stanislaus College Prep (MS) 13 (3-4, 2-0 4A-Region 8) Moss Point 1: Brad Corley (’06, OF/ Asst. Coach, SSC)

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