WVC grads in the minors: Coughlin grad Ray Black sharp, again

By DJ Eberle - [email protected]
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Coughlin grad Ray Black pitched a pair of no-hit innings this past week.

The Triple-A Sacramento reliever picked up his second win of the season, striking out three batters and walking just one in an inning of work. Black struck out a pair on Thursday.

Black now sports a 2.27 ERA between Double-A and Triple-A this season, and holds a 2.91 ERA with Sacramento.

Mike Papi

The Tunkhannock grad hasn’t played in a game for Triple-A Columbus since June 29.

Papi was placed on the 7-day disabled list with left shoulder soreness on June 30, but is now on the active roster. He’s batting .263 with 14 doubles, five home runs and 20 RBI this season.

Matt Wortherspoon

The Crestwood alum got scuffed up in his fourth start of the season on Wednesday.

Wotherspoon gave up three runs on four hits and a walk over four innings for Triple-A Norfolk. He did strike out and impressive seven batters.

Wotherspoon now sports a 4.69 ERA to pair with a 2-5 record.

Sal Biasi

After giving up three runs in a pair of innings of work on Monday, the Hazleton Area grad bounced back to allow just one run on four hits and two walks in 1.2 innings on Friday.

Biasi is 3-3 with a 6.47 ERA with Single-A Lexington this season.

Tony Hernandez

The Hazleton Area alum’s ERA ballooned to 11.25 after he gave up six runs on three hits and three walks while only recording two outs on Wednesday.

Hernandez wasn’t able to strike out a batter in his relief appearance.

Jhordany Mezquita

The former Hazleton Area student didn’t factor into the decision in Wednesday’s Low-A Williamsport’s game against West Virginia.

Mezquita pitched five innings for the third straight time this season, but gave up four runs on eight hits. He did strike out five batters.


Hazleton Area alum Joey Baran has yet to been assigned to a Milwaukee Brewers affiliate after signing last month.


By DJ Eberle

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

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