Crawdads Alumni Report March 22

Tuesday, March 22

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: ­

Josh Morgan (’15, 3B-SS/ Texas) cranks a solo HR (1) in the ninth and also walks and scores a second run during the Rangers 9-6 loss to Colorado.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Jose Valdespina (’13-’14, P) turns 24.

 

TRANSACTIONS:

Alexander Claudio (’13, P) was optioned by the Texas Rangers to AAA Round Rock.

Joey Gallo (’13, 3B) was optioned by the Texas Rangers to AAA Round Rock.

Nomar Mazara (’13-’14, OF) was optioned by the Texas Rangers to AAA Round Rock.

Jurickson Profar (’11, ’15, SS) was optioned by the Texas Rangers to AAA Round Rock.

 

CRAWDADS ALUM IN THE NEWS:

Sean Burnett (’01, P) making a strong bid for a Nationals bullpen spot after two Tommy-John surgeries, writes MASN’s Mark Zuckerman.

Neil Ramirez (’09-’10, P) working through velocity issues, writes Cubsinsider.com Evan Altman.

San Diego Union-Tribune’s Dennis Lin writes Robbie Erlin (’10, P) is in the mix for the San Diego Padres rotation.

 

TEXAS RANGERS:

Colorado 9 Texas 6: Hanser Alberto (’12, 3B- SS/ Texas) 2-4, R, RBI; Luis Marte (’13-’14, SS/ Texas) 0-1; Rougned Odor (’12, 2B/ Texas) 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Ryan Rua (’13, 2B/ Texas) 3-4, RBI, SB; Martin Perez (’09, P/ Texas) 4.1 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K, loss (1-1); Francisco Mendoza (’11, P/ Texas) 1 IP, 2 K.

 

CACTUS LEAGUE:

Chicago White Sox 4 Cleveland 9: Leury Garcia (’09-’10, SS/ Chicago) 0-1.

Los Angeles Angels 3 Milwaukee 4: Alex Presley (’06, OF/ Seattle) 2-4, RBI.

Seattle 6 Los Angeles Dodgers 3: Luis Sardinas (’12, SS/ Seattle) 2-4, 2 R, SB.

 

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE:

Atlanta 7 Pittsburgh 3: Andrew McCutchen (’06, OF/ Pittsburgh) 0-3, K; Jordy Mercer (’08, SS/ Pittsburgh) 2-3, 2B, K.

Boston 4 St. Louis 3: Robbie Ross (’10, P/ Boston) 2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 4 K.

Miami 2 New York Mets 1: Tomas Telis (’11, C/ Miami) 0-1.

 

COLLEGES:

Arlington Baptist 5 Oklahoma City 19 (Game 1) / Arlington Baptist 1 Oklahoma City 9 (23-9)(Game 2): Bobby Spain (’08, 3B/ Asst. Coach/ OCU)

 

HIGH SCHOOLS:

Calallen (TX) 8 (9-2, 5-0 District 30-5A) Gregory-Portland 0: Jose Luis Lopez (’00, ’02, P/ Asst. Coach, CHS)

El Reno (OK) 13 (4-2, 1-0 5A-1)Western Heights: Keanon Simon (’08, OF/ Head Coach, ERHS)

Foothill (NV) 7 (4-4) Liberty (CA) 4 (Cimarron-Memorial Tournament): Denny Crine (’95, P/ Asst. Coach, FHS)

Johns Creek 12 South Forsyth (GA) 4 (8-5, 3-4 6 AAAAAA): Russ Bayer (’03, P/ Head Coach, SFHS)

Riverview (FL) 4 Canterbury 10 (3-11) (Sarasota Baseball Tournament): Chuck Antczak (’95-’97, C/ Head Coach, RHS)

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