Alumni notebook: Roenicke closes for Lookouts
Here’s a look at how some athletes with local ties fared recently at the college level:
Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); (Chattanooga Lookouts) – Roenicke had a big week after his call-up to double-A Chattanooga last week. After a slow start to the week with no save chances by his team, the manager pulled Roenicke into the last inning of a 10-1 win over Huntsville on Tuesday just to get the reliever some work.
Roenicke pitched one inning and didn’t give up a hit or a run while walking one and striking out one.
The following day Roenicke earned his first double-A save in a 6-3 win over Huntsville. He pitched one inning and gave up a hit and a walk but struck out the side.
Roenicke returned to work Friday and was tagged with his first blown save, but he didn’t give up an earned run and his team came back to get him the victory.
Roenicke pitched one inning giving up one hit, one unearned run and no walks while striking out two.
Heading into Sunday’s game, Roenicke has pitched five innings with his new club and hasn’t given up an earned run. He’s given up just two hits and two walks while striking out nine.
Robby Alcombrack (Bear River, ’06); Gulf Coast League Indians (Cleveland Indians) – Alcombrack has had a slow start to the season, but he does have a blast over the fence under his belt at the single-A level.
Playing three games this week as a catcher, the highlight came Friday during a 5-1 win over the GCL Yankees. Alcombrack went deep with no outs and the bases empty in the fourth inning to give his team a 3-0 lead. He went 1-for-4 on the day.
On Tuesday, Alcombrack was 1-for-4 with a run scored in a 9-2 win over the Blue Jays. He was also 0-for-3 on Thursday in a 3-2 loss to the Yankees.
Gary Daley (Nevada Union, ’03); Palm Beach Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals) – Daley remains on the disabled list and didn’t see any action this week.
Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Ross Maak via e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 477-4244.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User