Alumni notebook: Roenicke finding acclaim |

Alumni notebook: Roenicke finding acclaim

Here’s a look at how some athletes with local ties fared recently at the college level:

Josh Roenicke (Nevada Union, ’01); (Sarasota Reds) – Former Nevada Union standout Josh Roenicke has caught the eye of his teammates, fans and coaches.

Roenicke was selected to play for Florida State League All-Star Game’s West squad, one of a record eight from the Sarasota Reds to earn a spot on the team.

Roenicke earned his first spot on a professional All-Star squad by successfully converting 15 of his 16 saves during the first half of the season, which leads the Florida State League.

Roenicke is also tied for the most pitching appearances in the league with 22 and has recorded 30 strikeouts in his 22 innings pitched.

During Saturday’s All-Star game, he was touched for one earned run off one hit and a walk during his inning of work. The West eventually suffered an 8-4 loss to the East squad.

Earlier in the week, Roenicke gave up one hit and struck out one during a 12-2 win Monday over Lakeland.

He took the mound again Thursday during a 7-3 victory over Fort Myers. Roenicke pitched a perfect inning, striking out all three batters he faced in his final appearance before the All-Star game. His ERA after the first half of the season sits at 3.38.

Gary Daley (Nevada Union, ’03); Palm Beach Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals) – Daley was placed on the seven-day disabled list heading into the All-Star break. He missed a scheduled start on Tuesday. No other information about the injury was available.

Daley is 3-3 this season with a 4.94 ERA.


Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college/professional athlete with local ties, please contact Ross Maak via e-mail at or by phone at 477-4244.

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