Alumni Notebook: Alcombrack lifts average over .300 with big week
After a slow start to the season, Robby Alcombrack, a 2006 Bear River graduate, has come on strong, pushing his average over .300 recently.
The catcher went 7-for-14 this past week with four RBI and a triple for the Chico Outlaws. The big week pushes his average to .303.
His impressive streak included Thursday’s game in which he went 3-for-4 with 2 RBI against the St. George Roadrunners.
Alcombrack has nine home runs and 27 RBI overall in 122 at bats.
The Outlaws play in the independent Golden Baseball League.
Pete Ruiz (Nevada Union, ’05); Greenville Drive – Ruiz gave up four hits, two runs (one earned) in five innings in a start last Monday to continue his mostly dominant pitching this month.
He has a 9-8 record with a 4.29 ERA. A tough May and June have kept his record and ERA from looking better.
The Drive is tied for first in the South Atlantic League’s Southern division for the second half of the season with a 36-24 record.
The Drive is the Single-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.
Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); Las Vegas 51s – Roenicke got knocked around for two runs on four hits in three innings in Thursday’s outing but shut down the offense in two other recent appearances.
The flame-throwing reliever was tabbed for his first loss in Thursday’s outing against the Reno Aces. He gave up no runs in two games against the Portland Beavers last Sunday and last Tuesday.
Roenicke’s record is 8-1 with a 3.54 ERA in 33 games.
The 51s are the Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Jason Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’04); Evansville Otters – The younger Roenicke got hit hard in 2/3 of an inning Sunday but like his older brother shut down the opposition in two previous outings.
Roenicke gave up four hits on four runs and walked one in Sunday’s appearance. He pitched one inning in both of his other two outings and didn’t yield a hit or run.
His record is now 3-3 with a 4.77 ERA.
The Otters are part of the independent Frontier League.
Matt Miraldi (Bear River, ’06); Gateway Grizzlies – Miraldi went 1-for-2 in Saturday’s game against the Southern Illinois Miners.
Prior to Saturday’s game, he was hitless in two at bats against the Florence Freedom in last week’s action.
Miraldi is hitting .232 with three RBI in 56 at bats.
The Grizzlies play in the Frontier League.
Spencer Havner (Nevada Union ’01); Green Bay Packers – Havner has seen action at both ends of the ball in preseason.
He has three receptions for 21 yards so far on offense.
On defense, Havner has nine tackles, five solo and one interception which he took back for 12 yards.
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