Crawdads Alumni Report April 5

Wednesday, April 6

HIGHLIGHT OF THE DAY: ­

Nyjer Morgan (’04, OF/ Puebla) went 5-for-5 with a pair of solo HRs (2), including a walk-off blast in the tenth that gave Puebla a 6-5 win over Quintana Roo. Morgan also doubled and scored three runs.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Brian Messer (’01, P) turns 39.

Kelvin Vasquez (’13-’15, P) turns 23.

 

CRAWDADS ALUM IN THE NEWS:

NY Post’s Mike Puma writes that Neil Walker (’05, C) is finally feeling at home with the New York Mets.

 

TEXAS RANGERS:

Seattle 10 Texas 2: Luis Sardinas (’12, SS/ Seattle) 1-2, two-run HR (1) in the eighth, / Rougned Odor (’12, 2B/ Texas) 0-3, BB, R, K; Martin Perez (’09, P/ Texas) 6 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 K; Andrew Faulkner (’12-’13, P/ Texas) 2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 HR.

 

AMERICAN LEAGUE:

Boston 6 Cleveland 2: Rajai Davis (’02-’03, OF/ Cleveland) 0-4, 3 K.

Chicago White Sox 5 Oakland 4: Zach Duke (’03, P/ Chicago) 0 IP, 1 H,1  ER.

NY Mets 2 Kansas City 0: Neil Walker (’05, C/ NY Mets) 2-4, two-run HR (1) in the fourth /Chris Young (’01-’02, P/ Kansas City) 5 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, loss (0-1).

Toronto 2 Tampa Bay 3: Jose Bautista (’02, OF/ Toronto) 1-2, 3B, 3 BB, R / Steve Pearce (’06, 1B/ Tampa Bay) 1-1.

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE:

Detroit 8 Miami 7 (11): Bryan Morris (’08, P/ Miami) 1 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 HR.

St. Louis 5 Pittsburgh 6 (11): Andrew McCutchen (’06, OF/ Pittsburgh) 3-5, 2B, R, RBI, K; Jordy Mercer (’08, SS/ Pittsburgh) 2-5, RBI, walk-off RBI single; Tony Watson (’07, P/ Pittsburgh) 1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K.

 

MINOR LEAGUES:

MEXICAN LEAGUE (AAA):

Campeche 1 Tabasco 3: Rodolfo Aguirre (’08, P/ Tabasco) 2/3 IP, 1 BB.

Reynosa 5 Saltillo 6: Jonathan Albaladejo (’03, P/ Reynosa) 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 HR.

Veracruz 11 Ciudad del Carmen 3: Jose Castillo (’00, SS/ Veracruz) 0-5, BB.

 

COLLEGES:

Illinois St. 3 Valparaiso (IN) 2 (9-16) : Brian Schmack (’96, P/ Head Coach, Valpo)

Maryland-Baltimore 8 (13-12) County George Washington 12 (11-18): Bob Mumma (’93-’93, C-1B/ Head Coach, UMBC) / Gregg Ritchie (’98, Hitting Coach/ Head Coach, GWU)

Morningside (IA) 2 (27-7) Bellevue (NE) 3: Brian Drent (’95, OF/ Head Coach MU)

Oral Roberts (OK) 8 (17-11) Wichita St. 15: Sean Snedeker (’96-’98, Pitching Coach/ Pitching Coach ORU)

SW Oklahoma 9 Oklahoma City 7 (28-12): Bobby Spain (’08, 3B/ Asst. Coach/ OCU)

 

JUNIOR COLLEGES:

Oakton CC (IL) 9 Lake County 1 (Game 1) / Oakton CC (IL) 9 (14-7, 5-1 Skyline) Lake County 6 (Game 2): Michael Scala (’02, OF/ Asst. Coach, OCC

Cosumnes River 8 Sacramento City 0 (20-6, 8-3 Nor-Cal Big 8): Pete Pryor (’96, 1B/ Asst. Coach, SCC)

 

HIGH SCHOOLS:

Ardmore 9 El Reno (OK) 8 (10-6, 6-1 5A-1): Keanon Simon (’08, OF/ Head Coach, ERHS)

Calallen (TX) 7 (14-2, 10-0 30-5A) Alice 4: Jose Luis Lopez (’00, ’02, P/ Asst. Coach, CHS)

Hillcrest (CA) 5 (8-9, 2-2 River View) La Sierra 6: Scott Vollmer (’94, C/ Head Coach, HHS)

Steele 7 Canyon (TX) 5 (13-5, 3-3 25-6A): Jake Kaase (’09, IF/ Asst. Coach, CHS)

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