ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Welz makes impact with Angels Rookie team, McColloch takes 5th at AVP event |

ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Welz makes impact with Angels Rookie team, McColloch takes 5th at AVP event

Zach Welz, a 2011 Bear River graduate, is already making an impact with the Los Angeles Angeles Rookie team in the Arizona League.

Signed on Aug. 2, Welz has appeared in four games for the Angels Rookie team and last week tallied his first base hits for his new team. Facing the A’s Rookie Team on Friday, Welz ripped a 2-out double which scored three. He would also steal a base in that game as the Angels went on to win 8-1. On Sunday, Welz notched a pair of hits and two RBIs in a win over the D-Backs rookie team.

In four games with the Angels Rookie team, Welz is 3-for-14 with five runs scored, five RBIs and a stolen base.

Josh Roenicke, a 2001 Nevada Union graduate, struggled from the bump for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox last week, allowing 10 hits and seven earned runs in a 7-0 loss to the Round Rock Express.

The loss drops Roenicke to 6-9 overall this season and raises his ERA to 5.60. On the season, Roenicke has 18 starts and thrown a total of 101.1 innings with 168 strikeouts to 117 walks.

The Sky Sox are a Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Despite the loss on the diamond it was still a good week for the Roenicke family as Josh’s uncle, Gary Roenicke, was inducted into the Baltimore Oriole’s Hall of Fame. Ron Roenicke played 12 years in the majors, eight of which with the Orioles, and won a World Series title with Baltimore in 1983.


Allison Daley McColloch, a 2005 Nevada Union graduate, and her beach volleyball partner Emily Stockman placed fifth at the 2015 AVP Manhattan Beach Open.

McColloch and Stockman won their first two matches of the tournament before losing to eventual Open champs April Ross and Jennifer Fopma.

Have we missed anyone? If you know of a college or professional athlete with local ties, email or call 530-477-4232.

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