WVC grads in the pros: Crestwood’s Matt Wotherspoon bounces back

By DJ Eberle - [email protected]
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Crestwood grad Matt Wotherspoon bounced back in a pair of impressive outings for Triple-A Norfolk this week — both as a starting pitcher and reliever.

The 26-year-old right-hander threw five scoreless innings on Sunday against Toledo. He allowed just one hit and a walk in the outing while striking out five batters.

Wotherspoon followed that up with a 0.2-inning perfect relief appearance to drop his season-long ERA down to 4.52.

Sal Biasi

The Halzeton Area alum last pitched on Wednesday for Single-A Lexington.

The right-handed reliever pitched two innings of scoreless baseball, only giving up one hit. Biasi struck out one batter in his two frames of work.

Ray Black

The Coughlin grad continues his impressive run with the San Francisco Giants.

In Black’s last outing, the 28-year-old reliever pitched a no-hit inning of relief on Thursday. He struck out a pair in doing so.

Mike Papi

The Tunkhannock grad had his best night of the season on Tuesday. The Triple-A Columbus outfielder went 3-for-5 with a home run, a walk, two runs scored and two RBI.

Papi has played in 70 games this season and sports a .256 batting average.

Jhordany Mezquita

The former Hazleton Area student bounced back from a rough outing last week to pitch 4.1 innings of one-run baseball on Monday for Low-A Williamsport.

Mezquita gave up the run on four hits and walk while striking out five in his lone start of the week.


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