Cole to debut against Giants
CHICAGO – Gerrit Cole, the No. 1 overall selection by Pittsburgh in the 2011 draft, will make his major league debut Tuesday night when the Pirates host Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants.
The 22-year-old right-hander was 5-3 with a 2.91 ERA in 12 starts with Triple-A Indianapolis. He made his last start on Wednesday against Durham and pitched seven scoreless innings in a 1-0 victory.
Cole did not give up a run in his last two starts spanning 14 innings with Indianapolis.
Ranked as the organization’s
No. 1 prospect by Baseball America, and 12th in all of minor league baseball, Cole went 9-7 with a 2.80 ERA in 26 starts last season during his first year of professional baseball.
He participated in the MLB All-Star Futures Game in Kansas City while also being named to the Florida State League mid-season All-Star team.
Delweld edges Martella’s
Delweld improved to 9-0 in the AAABA League with a 6-5 victory late Friday night at Point Stadium.
Ben Legath tripled and scored a run, and Josh Robinette doubled and scored a run. Josh Staniscia tripled, scored a run and had two RBI.
Ian Helsel tripled, scored a run and drove in one. Devin Pritts went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and one run batted in.
Staniscia walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seven to drive in the game-winning run.
Cam Onderko went 2-for-2, Jimmy Stenger went 2-for-4, and Dillon Boyer went 2-for-3 and drove in two runs for Martella’s.
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Pirates rally to keep sweep
Taking the extra base was the key for the Pittsburgh Pirates in completing a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies.
Andrew McCutchen hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, Neil Walker followed with a home run and the Pirates overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Rockies 5-3 Sunday.
AAABA League playoffs: Laurel Auto Group moves closer to advancing
Second-seeded Laurel Auto Group fell behind early against No. 3 Berkley Hills Renegades on Sunday afternoon at Roxbury Park. But Laurel’s players didn’t lose their composure.
Urtz, Pope lead AAABA League award votes
Logan Urtz hadn’t fielded a ground ball as an infielder or swung a bat in a game for a couple seasons.
But you can’t take the former infielder out of a starting pitcher.
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Martella’s, Laurel Auto set to clash for AAABA League title
Martella’s Pharmacy will be in familiar baseball territory entering Game 1 of the AAABA League championship series on Thursday night at Point Stadium.
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