WVC grads in the pros: Coughlin’s Ray Black continues to impress

By DJ Eberle - [email protected]
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After giving up three runs in his big-league debut on July 8, Coughlin grad Ray Black has pitched six straight scoreless innings for the San Francisco Giants, including three appearances this week.

Black last pitched on Wednesday when he struck out a batter in a game against the Seattle Mariners.

Sal Biasi

The Hazleton Area grad got into two games this past week, pitching a pair of two-inning relief appearances for Single-A Lexington.

Biasi got his third save of the season on July 21, when he pitching two innings of shutout baseball against the Virginia Power. He struck out a pair while walking one and giving up a hit.

Mike Papi

The Tunkhannock grad played in five games this week for Triple-A Columbus, including three starts.

Papi registered two hits over the stretch and worked three walks. He’s now batting .214 with 15 doubles, five home runs and 20 RBI on the season.

Matt Wotherspoon

The Crestwood grad struggled in Wednesday’s start for Triple-A Norfolk, giving up three runs on two hits and five walks in just two innings on Wednesday. He took the loss.

Wotherspoon now sports a 2-7 record and 4.95 ERA on the season.

Jhordany Mezquita

The former Hazleton Area student didn’t make it out of the first inning in Tuesday’s start for Low-A Williamsport. He gave up three runs on one hit and four walks.

Mezquita’s ERA ballooned to 3.80 after he took the no decision.

Joey Baran

The Hazleton Area glad didn’t end up turning pro after being drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in June.

He is currently playing in the Cape Cod League, a summer league for college athletes.


By DJ Eberle

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

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