Crawdads Alumni Report March 28

Monday, March 28

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: ­

Keone Kela (’13, P/ Texas) struck out two over a perfect inning of relief to close out the Rangers 5-4 win over Arizona.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Bryan Morris (’08, P) turns 29.

Steve Sparks (’99, P) turns 41.

 

TRANSACTIONS:

Joe Wieland (’09-’10, P) optioned by the Seattle Mariners to AAA Tacoma.

 

ALUM IN THE NEWS:

MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan writes that Martin Perez (’09, P) is primed for a big season with the Rangers.

MLB.com’s Greg Johns writes that Luis Sardinas (’12, SS) is getting some work at first base for the Mariners.

MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki writes that Odubel Herrera (’11, 2B) is returning to form after an injury earlier in spring training.

 

TEXAS RANGERS:

Arizona 4 Texas 5: Hanser Alberto (’12, 3B- SS/ Texas) 1-1, CS; Jairo Beras (’14-’15, OF/ Texas) 0-1, R; Jose Cardona (’15, OF/ Texas) 0-1, K; Rougned Odor (’12, 2B/ Texas) 1-4, K; Luke Tendler (’15, OF/ Texas) 0-1; Jimmy Reyes (’11, P/ Texas) 1/3 IP, 1 BB;

 

CACTUS LEAGUE:

Chicago White Sox 13 San Francisco 9: Leury Garcia (’09-’10, SS/ Chicago) 0-1, R.

Kansas City 1 Oakland 10: Chris Young (’01-’02, P/ Kansas City) 4.1 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 5 ER, 4 K, 2 HR, loss (2-2).

Milwaukee 3 Cleveland 10: Alex Presley (’06, OF/ Milwaukee) 0-1.

Seattle 12 Chicago Cubs 9: Luis Sardinas (’12, SS/ Seattle) 0-2, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 K.

 

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE:

Atlanta 2 Washington 7: Sean Burnett (’01, P/ Washington) 1 IP, 1 H, 2 K.

Baltimore 5 Pittsburgh 3: Andrew McCutchen (’06, OF/ Pittsburgh) 1-3, BB, R, K; Jordy Mercer (’08, SS/ Pittsburgh) 2-2; Tony Watson (’07, P/ Pittsburgh) 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K.

Philadelphia 1 Boston 5: Odubel Herrera (’11/ 2B/ Philadelphia) 3-3, R; Jerad Eickhoff (’12, P/ Philadelphia) 5 IP, 11 H, 5 ER, 3 K, 2 HR, loss (0-1).

St. Louis 2 Miami 4: Cody Ege (’13, P/ Miami) 1/3 IP.

Washington 4 New York Mets 2: Neil Walker (’05, C/ NY Mets) 2-3, 3B, R.

 

COLLEGES:

Massachusetts- Lowell 3 Maryland-Baltimore County 4 (10-10, 4-1 American East): Bob Mumma (’93-’93, C-1B/ Head Coach, UMBC)

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