Marshall Baseball Players in the Pros - Summer Update #1|
June 18, 2012
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Former Thundering Herd pitcher Dan Straily headlined the first weekly baseball update of the summer after becoming professional baseball's strikeouts leader and being promoted to the Sacramento River Cats, the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, Sunday.
In what would turn out to be his final start with the Midland Rockhounds, Straily struck out nine and allowed only a single base runner in eight innings of work Friday night. The lone baserunner came via a solo home run and broke up a perfect game that Straily carried into the seventh.
With the Rockhounds, Straily was 3-4 with a 3.38 earned run average in 14 starts (85.1 innings). Straily (108 strikeouts) became professional baseball's current strikeouts leader when he passed Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander (103) in Friday's start.
For continued updates on Marshall's players in the pros, check back to HerdZone.com each week. This week's performances can be found below:
Joe Church - Relief Pitcher - Eugene Emeralds (Class A affiliate of the San Diego Padres)
Mike Mason - Starting Pitcher - Grand Junction Rockies (Rookie Pioneer League - Colorado Rockies)
Ian Kadish - Relief Pitcher - Vancouver Canadians (Class A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays)
Arik Sikula - Relief Pitcher - Vancouver Canadians (Class A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays)
Sikula appeared in two games last week on the road against the Spokane Indians. He allowed no runs on one hit while striking out one in two innings. Sikula's season stats are:
0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2.0 IP, 2 appearances, 1 strikeout
Victor Gomez - Catcher - GCL Braves (Rookie Gulf Coast League - Atlanta Braves)
Rhett Stafford - Catcher - Vermont Lake Monsters (Class A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics)
Shane Farrell - Relief Pitcher - GCL Blue Jays (Rookie Gulf Coast League - Toronto Blue Jays)
Ryan Kiel - Relief Pitcher - Bakersfield Blaze (Class A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds)
Kevin Shackelford - Relief Pitcher - Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Class A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers)
Greg Williams - Relief Pitcher - Hickory Crawdads (Class A affiliate of the Texas Rangers)
Kenny Socorro - Shortstop - Peoria Chiefs (Class A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs)