ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Nevada Union grad Josh Roenicke stays hot in Mexico
July 17, 2017
Josh Roenicke, a 2001 Nevada Union graduate, was dominant in his only start for the Triple A Pericos de Puebla baseball team last week.
Roenicke, a 6-foot, 3-inch right-handed starter, earned the victory after pitching eight innings of scoreless ball in a 14-0 victory over Saraperos de Saltillo Saturday. Roenicke tallied seven strikeouts with no walks while allowing just five hits.
For the season, Roenicke has started 17 games, is 7-4 overall with a 2.44 ERA. In 103 1/3 innings pitched he has 90 strikeouts and just 25 walks.
Roenicke has been especially impressive across his last six starts, pitching a total of 41 innings, allowing just five earned runs and notching 40 strikeouts.
This is Roenicke's first season with the Pericos de Puebla after spending time in the Los Angeles Angels' minor league system in 2016. Roenicke had bounced around the Majors from 2008-2013, having stints with the Cincinnati Reds, Toronto Blue Jays, Colorado Rockies and Minnesota Twins.
The Pericos de Puebla (47-42) are a Triple-A minor league team that plays in the Mexican League.
Dalton Maxwell (Nevada Union '15; Marysville Gold Sox) had a solid stretch for the Gold Sox, notching hits in all four games he played in last week.
Maxwell, an infielder, went 8-for-17 with two doubles, seven RBIs and six runs scored across the four games, two of which were wins. Maxwell was especially strog from the plate in a 16-8 loss to the Lincoln Potters Sunday, going 4-for-6 with a double and four RBIs. In a 14-12 win over the Potters Saturday, Maxwell was 1-for-3 with three walks and three RBIs.
This is Maxwell's first season with the Gold Sox. So far this season, he has played in 20 games, has 22 hits, is batting .272 and has 11 RBIs.
The Gold Sox are a collegiate wood bat baseball team that plays in the Great West League.
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