ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Roenicke continues strong season in Mexico |

ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Roenicke continues strong season in Mexico

Josh Roenicke
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Josh Roenicke, a 2001 Nevada Union graduate, continued his impressive season with the Pericos de Puebla last week, helping the Triple-A minor league baseball team top Leones de Yucatan in his only start from the mound.

Roenicke, a 6-foot, 3-inch righty, tossed seven scoreless innings, allowed three hits and struck out six. Roenicke didn’t figure into the decision as the game went into extra innings. The Pericos de Puebla came away with the win, 1-0, in the 10th.

For the season, Roenicke has started 16 games, is 6-4 overall with a 2.64 ERA. In 95 1/3 innings pitched he has 83 strikeouts and just 25 walks.

Roenicke has been especially strong across his last five starts, pitching a total of 33 innings, allowing just five earned runs and notching 33 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. During his time in the Majors, Roenicke pitched 220 1/3 innings across 190 games, going 8-3 overall with 168 strikeouts and a 4.17 ERA.

The Pericos de Puebla (43-40) are a Triple-A minor league team that plays in the Mexican League.

Dalton Maxwell (Nevada Union ‘15; Marysville Gold Sox) had a big game on the Fourth of July and was in the Gold Sox starting lineup three times last week.

Facing the Chico Heat on the Fourth of July, Maxwell, an infielder, went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored to help the Gold Sox to a 4-1 victory. Maxwell did not log a hit in the other two games he played last week.

This is Maxwell’s first season with the Gold Sox, So far this season has played in 16 games, has 14 hits, is batting .219 and has four RBIs.

The Gold Sox are a collegiate wood bat baseball team that plays in the Great West League.

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