Alumni notebook: Former Bruin breaks out of slump
Here’s a look at how some athletes with local ties fared recently at the college level:
Robby Alcombrack (Bear River, ’06); Gulf Coast League Indians (Cleveland Indians) – Alcombrack started working his way back into a groove this week, raising his batting average almost 100 points since last weekend.
Coming into Monday’s game, Alcombrack had struggled since the beginning of the season the middle of last month with a .139 average and one home run. Monday, he took out his frustrations on an unsuspecting Blue Jays team going 3-for-4 with two home runs, four RBIs and two runs scored. He followed that up with four straight one-hit games, going 1-for-3 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 1-for-2 on Saturday.
Tuesday was a 4-0 loss to the Yankees, Wednesday was a 6-4 loss to the Yankees and Friday was a 7-2 win over the Braves. Alcombrack also drew a walk and got his first stolen base of the season. Saturday he drew two walks in a 6-1 loss to the Phillies.
Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); (Chattanooga Lookouts) – Between the All-Star break and the Lookouts struggling on the field, Roenicke only made one appearance this week and it was a non-save situation.
Roenicke pitched the ninth inning of an 8-5 loss to Huntsville on Thursday. He retired all three batters he faced with two strikeouts and a fly out. His ERA for the season with the Chattanooga Lookouts is now an even 2.00.
Gary Daley (Nevada Union, ’03); Palm Beach Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals) – Daley remains on the disabled list with the Palm Beach Cardinals.
Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Ross Maak via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 477-4244.
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