Tuesday, June 5, 2012

MU in the Majors & Minors: Crow, Nicholas, Tepesch, Mathis


♦ Following in the footsteps of fellow Mizzou alum Phil Bradley, Crow voted player rep (Kansas City Star)
The Royals elected second-year pitcher Aaron Crow as the club’s new player representative, replacing designated hitter Billy Butler, whose two-year term expired. Two other second-year players, Hosmer and third baseman Mike Moustakas, were elected alternates.
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“I’ll get to talk to the players association on behalf of our team, so that’s an honor,” Crow said. “It will be a whole new experience for me.”


Myrtle Beach gets another extra inning win (Myrtle Beach Online)
Brett Nicholas drove in Christian Villanueva on a double in the bottom of the 10th inning as Myrtle Beach knocked off Lynchburg 2-1 at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.

“Big at-bat by Nick,” Pelicans manager Jason Wood said. “He struggled a little bit tonight with some of his appearances at the plate but he’s a clutch hitter in a clutch situation and he’s a great guy to have up there. Good to see him to get out front and put a really good swing on a really good fastball.”

Pelicans starter Nick Tepesch has been impressive in his recent starts, and he proved that with another stellar outing. Tepesch lasted eight innings, gave up one run on five hits and no walks and struck out eight but didn’t factor in the decision.

“Tepesch is a workhorse like he has been lately and he proved it again tonight,” Wood said. “He’s just competing, making good pitches and getting ahead in the count. He’s working his tail off and he did a great job. I can’t say enough about the outstanding job he’s done lately and he has a bright future.

PawSox beat IronPigs 4-3 (WPTI)
First place Pawtucket got an outstanding effort from starter and winner Doug Mathis. Mathis (4-3) scattered 6 hits, allowing 2 runs, with no walks and three strikeouts.

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