Former Mizzou pitcher Nick Tepesch was pormoted to the Texas Rangers Double-A affliate in Frisco, Texas on Thursday. Tepesch pitched for the Single-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans this season.In his first outing with Frisco last night Tepesch pitched 8 innings and gave up 2 runs on 7 hits, for the win.
He has a 2.89 ERA in 12 starts this season but in his last fives starts he has a 4-0 record with an ERA of 0.75.
♦ Houston Christian HS grad Ryan Lollis drives Modesto nuts (Houston Chronicle)
Houston Christian High School graduate Ryan Lollis helped lead the San Jose Giants past the Modesto Nuts, 6-5, in minor league baseball action Thursday, June 14.
Lollis went 2-for-4, with a double and a run scored.
On the season, Lollis, an outfielder, is batting .307, with two home runs and 25 RBI. Lollis is a 2005 graduate of Houston Christian and a 20th-round selection (601st overall) of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2005 Major League Baseball draft.
♦ Q&A with Braves 20th Round Pick Eric Garcia (Atlanta Dugout - SUBSCRIPTION ONLY)
The Braves selected shortstop Eric Garcia in the 20th round out of the University of Missouri. He sat down with us for a Q&A session to talk about being drafted by the Braves, who he would compare his game to at the big league level, and more.
♦ TCU Hires New Pitching Coach, Former Astro Kirk Saarloos (frogsowar.com)
Tony Vitello will be promoted to Assistant Head Coach, handling the hitters while coordinating the Frogs recruiting efforts.