Marshall Baseball Players in the Pros – Summer Update #3

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HUNTINGTON, WV -- Sacramento River Cats starting pitcher Dan Straily and Vancouver Canadians relief pitcher Ian Kadish continued steamrolling the opposition with a seemingly endless supply of punchouts over the last week of action.


Straily struck out seven hitters in seven scoreless innings in the River Cats definitive 12-0 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies on Thursday.  Across the border and nearly 800 miles due north, Kadish put on a show in three relief efforts, striking out six in 3.1 innings of work.  Kadish struck out the side in Thursday’s triumph of Salem-Keizer and again in Saturday’s win over Everett.


Meanwhile, Greg Williams began a rehab assignment with the AZL Rangers last week and looked good with two strikeouts in a hitless inning of work.


For continued updates on Marshall’s players in the pros, check back to each week.  This week’s performances can be found below:




Dan Straily – Starting Pitcher – Sacramento River Cats (Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics) Straily made one start last week, a Friday start on the road where the River Cats routed the Fresno Grizzlies 12-0.  Straily struck out seven over seven scoreless innings and took a winning decision to improve to 3-1 since moving up to Triple-A.  Straily dropped his earned run average to 1.04, the lowest among River Cats regular starters.

Straily’s Triple-A stats are: 3-1, 1.04 ERA, 26.0 IP, 4 appearances, 33 strikeouts

Straily’s cumulative minor league stats are: 6-5, 2.83 ERA, 111.1 IP, 18 appearances, 141 strikeouts


Joe Church – Relief Pitcher – Eugene Emeralds (Class A affiliate of the San Diego Padres) Church appeared in two innings of relief Thursday and took his second winning decision since beginning his career with the Padres.  Church struck out three while limiting Everett to two base runners.  Church’s season stats are: 2-1, 8.10 ERA, 10.0 IP, 7 appearances, 15 strikeouts


Mike Mason – Relief Pitcher – Grand Junction Rockies (Rookie Pioneer League – Colorado Rockies) Mason punched out a hitter in each of his two single-inning relief efforts last week.  Mason’s season stats are: 1-0, 11.12 ERA, 5.2 IP, 5 appearances, 2 strikeouts


Ian Kadish – Relief Pitcher – Vancouver Canadians (Class A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays) Kadish appeared in three game over the last week, pitching 3.1 innings of hitless baseball.  Kadish conceded only two base runners – via walks – and added six K’s to his season tally of 20.  Only starting pitcher Javier Avendano has struck out more hitters for Vancouver than the former member of the Thundering Herd.  Kadish’s season stats are: 1-0, 0.79 ERA, 11.1 IP, 8 appearance, 20 strikeouts


Arik Sikula – Relief Pitcher – Vancouver Canadians (Class A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays) Sikula appeared in three games last week, adding five innings and three strikeouts to this year’s numbers.  Sikula’s season stats are: 0-0, 4.26 ERA, 12.2 IP, 8 appearances, 10 strikeouts


Victor Gomez – Catcher – GCL Braves (Rookie Gulf Coast League – Atlanta Braves) Gomez’s season stats are: .000 BA, 0 HR, 0 RBIs, 0 BB, 0 SB


Rhett Stafford – Catcher – Vermont Lake Monsters (Class A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics) Stafford began the week with a 1-for-4 outing against Hudson Valley and ended the week going 2-for-4 against State College on Sunday.  Stafford batted in three runs in the 8-2 victory over the Spikes.  Stafford’s season stats are: .195 BA, 0 HR, 4 RBIs, 7 BB, 0 SB


Shane Farrell – Relief Pitcher – GCL Blue Jays (Rookie Gulf Coast League – Toronto Blue Jays) Awaiting assignment


Ryan Kiel – Relief Pitcher – Bakersfield Blaze (Class A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds) Kiel is currently listed on the disabled list.  Kiel’s season stats are: 0-0, 1.17 ERA, 7.2 IP, 4 appearances, 8 strikeouts


Kevin Shackelford – Relief Pitcher – Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Class A affiliate of the MilwaukeeBrewers) Shackelford made his third start of the season on Thursday but suffered the loss when he was tagged with four early runs.  Shackelford’s season stats are: 1-3, 5.31 ERA, 39.0 IP, 16 appearances, 24 strikeouts


Greg Williams – Relief Pitcher – Hickory Crawdads (Class A affiliate of the Texas Rangers) **Currently on rehab assignment with the Rookie Arizona League Rangers** William struck out two and walked two in a single inning of work Sunday.  Williams’ season stats are: 2-0, 4.18 ERA, 23.2 IP, 17 appearances, 20 strikeouts


Kenny Socorro – Shortstop – Peoria Chiefs (Class A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) Socorro’s season stats are: .000 BA, 0 HR, 0 RBIs, 0 BB, 0 SB

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