WVC grads in the minors: Coughlin’s Ray Black continues hot stretch

By DJ Eberle - [email protected]
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Coughlin grad Ray Black continues to impress for Triple-A Sacramento.

The 27-year-old reliever hasn’t allowed a run in his last six outings, dating back to May 13 against Tacoma. He made two appearances out of the bullpen this past week, pitching two innings and giving up one hit while striking out three batters.

Black now sits with a 5.19 ERA in eight games with Sacramento.

Sal Biasi

The Hazleton Area grad pitched once for Single-A Lexington this past week. He threw an inning of relief on Friday, giving one run on one hit. He struck out a batter.

Biasi has struggled a bit as he’s transitioned into a full-time reliever this season. The Penn State alum has a 1-2 record to pair with a 6.63 ERA.

Matt Wotherspoon

The Crestwood grad has continued a bit of a rough stretch for Triple-A Norfolk.

Wotherspoon appeared in two games this past week, pitching 4.1 innings and allowing three runs on six hits and a walk. He did strike out seven over that same stretch.

The Pitt alum sports a 2-3 record and 5.60 ERA in 18 games.

Mike Papi

The Tunkhannock alum played twice this past week for Triple-A Columbus. However he didn’t record a hit.

In two games in Buffalo, Papi was 0-for-5 with three walks and a run scored. However, Papi is batting .323 over his last 10 games.


Hazleton Area grad Tony Hernandez and former Hazleton Area student Jhordany Mezquita are still in extended spring training with their respective organizations. Hernandez pitches for the New York Yankees, while Mezquita is a Philadelphia Phillies prospect.


By DJ Eberle

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Reach DJ Eberle at 570-991-6398 or on Twitter @ByDJEberle

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