Wednesday Report

      Minor Leagues, College Roundup

Originally posted: 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 30

Minor Leagues . . .

-- Bligh Madris (Foothill) had two of Sugar Land's (AAA) four hits during a 5-0 loss at Tacoma. Madris singled twice in four trips, moving his average to .245. He batted lead-off.

-- Damiano Palmegiani (CSN) was 2-for-5 with a double and a run as New Hampshire (AA) won at Reading, 6-3. He's hitting .247.

-- Jace Avina (Spanish Springs) slugged his 14th homer (solo) and also singled in four ABs for Carolina (A) in a 6-3 loss to visiting Down East. Avina lifted his average to .232.

-- Nolan Kingham (Desert Oasis) was the losing pitcher in Mississippi's (AA) 3-0 setback at Rocket City, completing a suspended game. Kingham worked six innings in relief, allowing two runs on five hits with two Ks, one walk (70/50). He's 2-1 with a 3.66 ERA.


Colleges . . .


-- Josiah Cromwick (Palo Verde), a catcher, has transferred to Arizona State from Oregon.

-- Jake Riding (Pahrump Valley), an RHP, has transferred from Cerro Coso JC, CA to Fresno State.


-- Jake Pavletich has been promoted to a full-time assistant position at Cal State Fullerton after serving as a volunteer assistant last season. Pavelitch, who will work with catchers and first basemen and help with the hitters, is a graduate of CSF.


High Schools

Mabeus Earns Berth on USA 18u Team

Bishop Gorman senior catcher Burke Mabeus has been awarded a spot on the U.S.A. 18u team that will play in the World Games, beginning Sept. 1.

The 18u team will travel to Taipei, Taiwan for the Sept. 1-10 tourney with its first game against the Netherlands (7:30 p.m., Pacific, Aug. 31.)

The head coach is former MLBer Michael Cuddyer.

The 20-member team:

 (Name; Position; Hometown; School)
Matthew Champion; RHP; Laguna Niguel, CA; JSerra
Levi Clark; C; Marietta, GA; Walton
Bryce Clavon; INF/OF; Kennesaw, GA; Kell
Derek Curiel; OF; West Covina, CA; Orange Lutheran
Noah Franco; OF/LHP; Downey, CA; IMG Academy
Trey Gregory-Alford; RHP; Colorado Springs, CO.; Coronado
Konnor Griffin; OF; Florence, MS.; Jackson Preparatory
Coy James; IF; Advance, NC; Davie County
Carter Johnson; IF; Oxford, AL; Oxford
Tegan Kuhns; RHP; Hagerstown, MD; Gettysburg
Burke Mabeus; C; Henderson, Bishop Gorman
Manny Marin; IF; Miami, FL; Westminster
Jack McKernan; LHP; Missouri City, TX; Ridge Point
PJ Morlando; OF/IF; Summerville, SC; Summerville
Joey Oakie; RHP; Ankeny, IA; Ankeny Centennial
Bryce Rainer; IF/RHP; Simi Valley, CA; Harvard-Westlake
Ethan Schiefelbein; LHP; Corona, CA; Corona
Levi Sterling; RHP/IF; Los Angeles, CA; Notre Dame
Nolan Traeger; C/OF; Spring, TX; Concordia Lutheran
Cooper Williams; LHP; Alvin, TX; Alvin

NOTES -- Gorman head coach Chris Sheff played on the 1989 U.S. 18u team which defeated Cuba in the title game in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, and assistant coach Jeff Malm was part of the 2007 and 2008 18u national teams . . . California has the most players on the 2023 team with six. Texas follows with three.

GLAUS TO COACH -- Troy Glaus, a four-time All-Star who helped the Angels win the 2002 World Series, has been named the head coach at Buchanan HS in Fresno. He replaces Brad Fontes, who quit because of health issues. Glaus was a coach in the San Diego area last year or Let Them Play, and prior to that was an assistant at North Marion HS in Ocala, FL from 2016-19.

Minor Leagues

      Home Runs Highlight Play

Originally posted: 7:45 a.m., Saturday; Last update: 7:15 a.m., Monday


The home run ball took center stage in Friday's minor league action. Here's a look:

-- Tyler Whitaker (Bishop Gorman) slugged his second home run since joining Asheville (High A) this week. Despite the solo dinger, Asheville suffered a 6-5 loss to visiting Brooklyn. Whitaker has six homers on the season and is hitting .235 for Asheville.

-- Donta Williams (Legacy) banged his eighth home run for Bowie (AA) during an 8-3 defeat at Erie. His 1-for-3 night moved his average to .187.

-- Trenton Brooks (UNR) continued to hammer home runs as his solo (No. 18) helped Sacramento (AAA) to a 6-3 win at El Paso. Brooks, who played first base and left field, has a .297 average.

Also. . .

-- Bligh Madris (Foothill) went 2-for-5 with an RBI triple for Sugar Land (AAA) in an 8-2 loss to visiting Reno. Madris is batting .242.

-- Jace Avina (Spanish Springs) was 2-for-4 with a double for Carolina (A) in a 12-4 loss to visiting Columbia. Avina has a .224 average.


-- Tanner McDougal (Silverado) threw 3 2/3 innings for Kannapolis (A) and came away with a no decision during a 10-8 win at Myrtle Beach. He allowed two runs on four hits with four Ks (65/37), McDougel has a 4.48 ERA.

-- Jack Little (Bishop Gorman) got the final two outs for Tulsa (AA) during a 7-0 loss at NW Arkansas. Little whiffed one (14/8). His ERA is 8.03.

-- Grant Ford (UNR) was the loser for Altoona (AA), giving up a go-ahead homer in the ninth of a 5-4 setback to visiting Akron. Ford walked one (11/6). He's 1-1, 4.58 ERA.

ROOKIE LEAGUES END -- The Arizona and Florida rookie leagues end today or Sunday, depending on the championship series. The Braves have a 1-0 lead on the Yankees in the best-of-three Floridaset while in Arizona, the Brewers need one more win to defeat the D-Backs Red.

CRAWFORD INDUCTED -- Carl Crawford, a four-time All-Star, will be inducted into the Tampa Bay Rays Hall of Fame today. Crawford, 42, drafted in the second round by the Rays at the age of 17, played nine seasons with Tampa Bay. He also played with the Red Sox and Dodgers during his 15-year MLB career. Crawford's son Justin was a first-round pick (#17 overall) by the Phillies in 2022 out of Bishop Gorman HS.


-- Austin Wells (Bishop Gorman) banged a double and a single in four ABs, scoring a run in helping Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA) to a 7-4 win over visiting Lehigh Valley. Wells has a .263 average.

-- Jace Avina (Spanish Springs) went 2-for-2 with an RBI an a run in Carolina's (A) 9-5 home victory over Columbia. Avina is hitting .229.

-- Josh Swales (CSN) gave up two runs on two hits with a walk (31/20) in 1 2/3 innings during Visalia's (A) 11-0 setback at Inland Empire. Swales' ERA is 7.96.


-- Austin Wells (Bishop Gorman) slugged a two-run homer in helping Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA) to a 6-4 win over visiting Lehigh Valley. It was Wells' fifth home run at triple-A and his 17th for the season. He's batting .263.

-- Tyler Whitaker (Bishop Gorman) belted his third homer in four games for High A Asheville during an 8-1 home victory over Brooklyn. Whitaker has gone deep seven times this season. He's hitting .217 at Asheville since being promoted last week from Fayetteville (A).

-- Ryan Anderson (Spanish Springs, UNR) threw two-thirds of an inning for Somerset (AA), not giving up a run on one hit with one K (13/8). He lowered his ERA to 1.50. Somerset defeated visiting Hartford, 7-6.


      Ex-CSN Star's Slam Sparks Win

Originally posted: 7 a.m., Friday

Damiano Palmegiani (CSN) banged his 18th homer of the season for New Hampshire (AA) and it was a big one.

Palmegiani, a third baseman, hit a grand salami in the fifth inning as the Fisher Cats pulled out a 7-6 win over visiting Binghamton. He also singled in five trips and is now hitting .249.

Also . . .


-- Tyler Whitaker (Bishop Gorman) hit his fourth homer of the season and his first at Asheville (High A) during a 13-12, 10-inning loss to visiting Brooklyn. It was Whitaker's third game at Asheville after being promoted from Fayetteville (A). He also singled in four ABs.

-- Trenton Brooks (UNR), playing in his second game with Sacramento (AAA) after being traded from the A's to the Giants, slugged a two-run homer and had an RBI single in five at-bats in a 14-6 win at El Paso. Previously, Brooks had mashed 16 home runs for Las Vegas. He's batting .297.


-- Jonny Cuevas (CSN) had four uinearned runs scored on him in 3 2/3 innings as he lost his eighth game for Charleston (A). Cuevas gave up one earned run on two hits, walked two and struck out five (75/46) in a 5-4 loss at Augusta. Cuevas is 6-8 with a 5.08 ERA.

-- Christian Chamberlain (Reno) threw an inning for Omaha (AAA), allowing a run on one hit with two punchouts (22/9) during a 10-7 setback to visiting St. Paul.

Thursday Report

     Minor League Results

Originally posted: 8 a.m., Thursday

Highlights from Wednesday's play in the minors:


-- Austin Wells (Bishop Gorman) was 3-for-7 in a doubleheader for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA), going 2-for-4 in the 4-3 win over visiting Lehigh Valley in the opener. He was 1-for-3 in the nightcap, a 6-0 loss. Wells is batting .262.

-- Justin Crawford (Bishop Gorman) went 2-for-5 with a double and three runs, raising his average at Jersey Shore (High A) to .304 during a 10-9 win at Wilmington. Crawford had his third stolen base for the BlueClaws and has 43 (in 50 attempts) overall.

PROMOTED -- Tyler Whitaker (Bishop Gorman) has been promoted to the High-A Asheville Tourists by the Astros. Whitaker has a double in nine ABs for Asheville in two games. He hit .237 at Fayetteville (A), including three home runs and 24 RBIs. Whitaker was a third-round pick of Houston in 2021.


-- Nolan Kingham (Desert Oasis), despite giving up four earned runs in five innings, was the winning pitcher for Mississippi (AA), running his record to 3-1 (4.56 ERA). He allowed six hits, walked four with two Ks (72/46) in the 8-7 victory at Montgomery.

-- Jack Little (Bishop Gorman) threw an inning for Tulsa (AA) giving up at run on two hits (20/14) during the Drillers' 9-6 win at NW Arkansas. Little's ERA is 8.49.

-- Josh Swales (CSN) was roughed up for five runs on four hits in two-thirds of an inning for Visalia (A). He walked two with one punchout (28/17). Swales has a 7.88 ERA. Visalia lost at Inland Empire, 15-7.

-- Ryan Anderson (Spanish Springs, UNR) was the losing pitcher for Somerset (AA), although he did not allow a hit. Anderson gave up a run in 1 1/3 innings during a 3-2 setback from visiting Hartford, walking one, hitting a batter and striking out one (23/10). He's 1-1 with a 1.56 ERA at Somerset.


       Shelton's Debut a Major Hit

Originally posted: 8:15 a.m., Wednesday

Easton Shelton (Bishop Gorman) made his pro debut Tuesday and it was rock solid, to say the least.

Shelton, a free agent sign by the Dodgers, went 3-for-3 with a three-run double and a pair of runs for the Arizona rookie league Dodgers. The double came with two outs. Shelton also walked.

The 6-5 first baseman was a key factor in leading Gorman to the Nevada 5-A state championship this past season, hitting .400 with 12 homers and 48 RBIs. He was a UNLV commit, signing with the Dodgers for a reported $300,000. Shelton will be 18 until mid-September.

The Dodgers toppled the Cubs, 12-1 in the seven-inning game.

Also . . .

-- Justin Crawford (Bishop Gorman) was 2-for-4 with a run-scoring triple for Jersey Shore (High A) during a 10-3 win at Wilmington. Crawford is hitting .278 since his promotion from single-A Clearwater.

-- Jack Sellinger (Spring Valley, UNLV) pitched to one batter and struck him out for the Florida rookie league Marlins, maintaining his 0.00 ERA. The Marlins lost to the Astros, 5-4.

-- Christian Chamberlain (Reno HS) struck out the side in his inning of work for Omaha (AAA), walking one (16/9) in a 14-4 win over visiting St. Paul. Chamberlain lowered his ERA to 7.85.

-- Peyton Stumpo (UNR) threw two shutout innings for the Florida rookie league Pirates, giving up a pair of hits with one K in a 15-10 victory over the Orioles. Stumpo has a 1.42 ERA.

PROMOTED -- LHP Robby Snelling (McQueen) has been promoted to double-A San Antonio by the Padres. It's the third stop this season for the hard-throwing lefty. He was 4-2, 1.57 ERA at Lake Elsinore (A) and 4-2, 2.34 at Fort Wayne (High A). Snelling was the 39th player selected in the 2022 draft.

TRADED -- Trenton Brooks (UNR), who was batting .299 at Las Vegas (AAA) was traded to the Giants from the A's for LHP Sean Newcomb. Brooks was placed on the Sacramento (AAA) roster by San Francisco. He's 28.

Minor Leagues

         Wells: 2 Homers, Slam, 7 Ribbies

Originally posted: 7:45 a.m., Monday

Austin Wells (Bishop Gorman) slugged a pair of homers, including a grand slam, in sparking Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA) to a 13-1 win at Worcester Sunday, highlighting minor league play among Nevadans.

Wells, a first-round pick of the Yankees in 2020 out of the University of Arizona, hit a three-run shot in the sixth and banged the grand salami in the eighth. He's hit four home runs at Scranton and 16 overall. He's batting .260 at triple-A. Wells, a catcher, was the DH Sunday. He has 70 runs batted in for the season.

Also . . .


-- Damiano Palmegiani (CSN) clubbed his 16th and 17th homers (both solos) helping New Hampshire (AA) to a 7-6 victory at Hartford. He's hitting .252 with 66 RBIs.

-- Trenton Brooks (UNR) moved his average to .299 for Las Vegas (AAA) with a pair of singles in three official trips. The Aviators fell at Reno, 7-3.


-- Blane Abeyta (UNR), a free agent sign in 2020 by the Yankees, won his eighth game of the season for Somerset (AA), limiting Reading to one run on three hits through 5 1/3 innings. He struck out five, walked three, giving up a solo homer (94/63). Abeyta, a RHP, is 8-6 with a 5.43 ERA. The final score was 6-1.

-- Josh Swales (CSN) worked two innings for Visalia (A) allowing a run on two hits with two walks (26/15) in a 9-5 loss to visiting Rancho Cucamonga. Swales has a 7.16 ERA.

-- Grant Ford (UNR) threw two shutout innings for Altoona (AA) during a 7-6 loss at Bowie. Ford did not give up a hit, walked two with one K (25/17). His ERA is 4.32.

Sunday Report

       How Nevadans Fared in Minors

Originally posted: 7:45 a.m., Sunday


-- Austin Wells (Bishop Gorman) went 2-for-6 with a two-run homer and an RBI double as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA) suffered a 14-12 loss at Worcester. Wells is hitting.250.

-- Bligh Madris (Foothill) stroked a pair of singles in four trips for Sugar Land (AAA) in an 8-3 loss to visiting Round Rock. Madris has a .241 average.

-- Trenton Brooks (UNR) hit a two-run double in five ABs for Las Vegas (AAA) during a 14-8 loss at Reno. Brooks' average is .296.


-- Jack Little (Bishop Gorman) struck out the only two batters he faced in the sixth inning of Tulsa's (AA) 10-4 win at Frisco. Little used 10 pitches, seven for strikes to record his first hold. His ERA is 8.44.

-- T.J. Czyz (Bishop Manogue) gave up a two-run homer in his one inning stint for the Florida rookie league A's, striking out one, walking one with a balk in a 7-0 loss to the Royals. Czyz has a 3.32 ERA.

INJURED LIST -- RHP Hayden Nierman (UNLV) has been placed on the seven-day IL by Aberdeen (High A), an Orioles affiliate.

Saturday Report

       Minor League Roundup

Originally posted: 9 a.m., Saturday

Results from Friday's play in the minors:


--Damiano Palmegiani (CSN) was 2-for-5 as New Hampshire (AA) lost at Hartford, 8-6. He's batting .250.

-- Trenton Brooks (UNR) continued to have a hot season, going 2-for-3 for Las Vegas (AAA) during a 7-3 win at Reno. Brooks had an RBI double and a run-scoring groundout. He's batting .298.


-- Jonny Cuevas (CSN) was the winning pitcher for Charleston (A), working the first five innings and giving up just one unearned run on two hits. He struck out five, walked one (71/49) in a 5-2 victory over visiting Down East. Cuevas is 6-7, 5.19 . . . Skylar Hales (Reno) threw a 1-2-3 inning for Down East, striking out one.

-- Tanner McDougal (Silverado) was taken out of the game after getting just two outs as the starter for Kannapolis (A). McDougal allowed a run on one hit with three walks, one K (32/14) in an 8-6 loss to visiting Carolina. He has a 4.45 ERA.

-- Jack Sellinger (Spring Valley, UNLV) threw a 1-2-3 inning for the Florida rookie league Marlins, getting three groundouts and logging his first hold in a 5-2 win over the Cardinals.

-- Josh Swales (CSN) was lit up for five runs on six hits (including a three-run homer) in one inning for Visalia (A). He struck out two with no walks (34/23) as his ERA ballooned to 7.12. Visiting Rancho Cucamonga won, 14-4.

-- Grant Ford (UNR) had a blown save for Altoona (AA), allowing a run on two hits with two punch-outs and a walk (23/12) during a 3-1 setback at Bowie. His ERA is 4.91.

-- Christian Chamberlain (Reno) used five pitches (three strikes) to get one out for Omaha (AAA) in a 5-0 loss at Toledo. His ERA is 8.31.

RELEASED -- RHP Owen Sharts (UNR) has been released by the Pirates. Sharts, a 13th round pick of Pittsburgh in 2021, had a 2-2 record this season at Bradenton (A) with a 7.82 ERA in 30 games (38 ip).


REDS SIGN SHREVE -- The Reds have signed veteran reliever Chasen Shreve (Bonanza, CSN) to a minor league contract. He has been assigned to Triple-A Louisville.

Shreve agreed to a minor league deal with the Tigers this offseason and made the major league roster out of spring training. He made 47 appearances for the club before being DFA’d, pitching to a 4.79 ERA in 41 1/3 innings.

Despite his high ERA, he posted the best strikeout-to-walk ratio of his career. Even more impressive, his 33.9% chase rate ranks in the 92nd percentile of MLB pitchers. Nevertheless, he was designated for assignment. Detroit is still on the hook for Shreve’s salary, so Cincinnati will only have to pay him the prorated portion of the league minimum for any time he spends on the MLB roster.

The Reds will be the seventh organization Shreve has played for since he was drafted by the Braves in 2010 out of CSN. He will report to Triple-A, but the southpaw will serve as valuable depth for the major league club.


       Baseball Highlights for Friday

Originally posted: 8:30 a.m., Friday

Highlights from the past two days in minor league ball:


-- Justin Crawford (Bishop Gorman) went 2-for-3 with an RBI in his lead-off spot for Jersey Shore (High A) during a 5-4 win over visiting Asheville. Crawford, who did not play Thursday, is 2-for-6 since being promoted from Clearwater (A).

-- Joshua Zamora (UNR) had a two-run single in three trips for Beloit (High A) in a 5-0 win at Quad Cities. He's hitting .231.

-- Christian Chamberlain (Reno HS) threw a shutout inning for Omaha (AAA) in an 8-2 loss at Toledo. He struck out one, walked one (19/8). Chamberlain has an 8.47 ERA.


-- Damiano Palmegiani (CSN) drove in five runs, including a grand slam in New Hampshire's (AA) 12-1 win over visiting Hartford. Palmegiani has hit 15 dingers and is batting .248.

-- Donte Williams (Legacy) went 3-for-4 with a double and a run as Bowie (AA) lost to visiting Altoona,
6-3. Williams has a .190 average.

-- Jace Avina (Spanish Springs) slugged a two-run homer (his 13th) and was 3-for-4 for Carolina (A) during an 11-10 loss at Kannapolis. Avina lifted his average to .219.

-- Nolan Kingham (Desert Oasis) was the losing pitcher for Mississippi (AA), working the first five innings and giving up three runs (two earned) in a 6-3 setback to visiting Biloxi. Kingham whiffed one, walked two (75/45). He's 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA.

-- Kade Morris (UNR) made his pro debut for the Florida rookie league Mets, pitching the first inning. He had an unearned run scored on him, giving up a single with no Ks, no walks in an 11-7 loss to the Marlins. Morris, a right-hander, was a third round pick of the Mets in the recent draft.

-- T.J. Czyz (Bishop Manogue) threw a 1-2-3 inning for the Arizona rookie league A's, striking out one during a 2-1 loss to the White Sox.

Minor Leagues

   McDougal, Cuevas Sharp on Bump

Originally posted: 9:30 a.m., Saturday

Tanner McDougal (Silverado) and Jonny Cuevas (CSN) had exceptionally good pitching outings Friday, highlighting play among Nevadans. Here's a look:

-- McDougal (photo) did not allow a run or a hit in his four-inning start for Kannapolis (A), throwing just 38 pitches, 25 for strikes. The 2021 fifth round pick by the White Sox gave up just one walk while striking out four. He had a no decision in the 8-7 win over visiting Down East.

McDougal, 20, has a 4.34 ERA.

-- Cuevas, a 12th round selection by the Rays in 2021, was the winning pitcher for Charleston (A), which beat host Columbia, 2-1. Cuevas threw the first five innings, giving up a run on five hits while striking out one, walking two (57/37). He upped his record to 5-7, 5.51 ERA.

Elsewhere . . .

-- Nolan Kingham (Desert Oasis) was lit up for four runs on four hits in 2 2/3 innings as the starter for Mississippi (AA). The Braves won at Rocket City, 8-5. Kingham had four Ks, three walks (59/35). He has a 3.95 ERA.

-- Josh Swales (CSN) was touched for two runs on a pair of hits in two-thirds of an inning in Visalia's (A)
6-4 win at Lake Elsinore. Swales walked two (28/15) as his ERA jumped to 6.49.

PROMOTED -- RHP Skylar Hales (Reno) was promoted to single-A Down East and quickly absorbed a loss. Hales came on in the ninth inning, walking the first Kannapolis batter. After a fly out, he gave up a walk-off two-run homer (12/7). Hales, a fourth-round pick of the Rangers in the recent draft out of Santa Clara U., started his pro career in the Florida rookie league.

MADRIS HOMERS -- Former Foothill HS standout Bligh Madris banged a solo homer for Sugar Land (AAA) during a 9-8 loss at El Paso. Madris went 1-for-2 with a pair of RBIs. The home run was his 13th in triple-A. He's batting .245.


      Crawford: 40 Bags; Hager Released

Originally posted: 3:45 p.m., Friday

With apologies to George Carlin, here's the stuff from Thursday's games:

Justin Crawford (Bishop Gorman) upped his average to .344 and stole his 40th base while Jake Hager (Sierra Vista), a former first round pick, was released. Thursday's roundup:

-- Crawford went 2-for-3, driving in a run (his 60th RBI), upping his average to .344 as Clearwater (A) won 12-4 at Tampa. He also swiped his 40th base in 47 attempts.

-- Hager, a first-round selection by the Rays in 2011, was released by the Diamondbacks after playing the entire season at Reno (AAA). Hager, an infielder, signed for $956,000 in 2011 after being drafted No. 32. He saw big league time with the Mets in 2021 and the D-Backs in '21 and 2022.

Also Thursday . . .

-- Niko Decolati (Cimarron Memorial), the lead-off hitter in the game, stroked his third homer, going 1-for-3 as Hartford (AA) won at Portland, 7-4. Decolati has a .239 average.

-- Damiano Palmegiani (CSN) drove in five runs for New Hampshire (AA), belting a three-run homer (his 14th) and a two-run double. He's batting .255. New Hampshire outscored visiting Reading, 11-8.

-- Jace Avina (Spanish Springs) had a lead-off homer in the bottom of the first inning as Carolina (A) defeated Delmarva, 12-3. Avina went 2-for-2 with two runs and three walks. He's hitting .207.

-- Hayden Nierman (UNLV) pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning as Aberdeen (High A) won at Brooklyn, 4-0. Nierman struck out two (12/10). His ERA is 4.00.

-- Jack Little (Bishop Gorman) was the losing pitcher for Tulsa (AA), working the eighth inning of a 7-4 game vs. visiting Amarillo. Little was touched for three runs (one earned) on two hits. He walked one (22/12). Little is 0-1, 8.00 ERA.


In the Bigs . . .

SHREVE DFA'D -- Former Bonanza HS and CSN star Chasen Shreve was designated for assignment Friday by the Detroit Tigers.

Shreve, who signed with Atlanta in 2011 after being drafted in the 11th round, was 1-2 with a 4.79 ERA in 47 games (41 1/3 innings) for the Tigers this season. He has seen big league time with the Braves (2014), Yankees (2015-18), Cardinals (2018-19), Mets (2020), Pirates (2021), Mets again (2022) and Tigers (2023). In his 10-year MLB career, the LHP has appeared in 364 games (all in relief), posting an overall record of 22-14 with a 3.98 ERA.

Shreve signed for $125,000 out of CSN.

Minor Leagues

Crawford 5-for-9, 5 Ribbies

Originally posted: 7:45 a.m., Thursday

Justin Crawford (Bishop Gorman) continued to put up big numbers for the Phillies' Class A team in Clearwater, FL.

In the past two games, Crawford has five hits in nine official ABs, driving in five runs and scoring four. One of those hits was a two-run homer Wednesday, his third of the season. In Tuesday's game at Tampa, Crawford swiped his 39th base. He's hitting .341.

So why hasn't he been promoted?

Elsewhere . . .


-- Trenton Brooks (UNR) was 4-for-5 in Las Vegas' (AAA) 10-9 win over visiting Sacramento, driving in three runs with a pair of doubles.

-- Robby Snelling (McQueen) ran his record at Fort Wayne (High A) to 4-1, giving up just one unearned run in five innings during a 3-2 decision at Lansing. Snelling, who is on a fast track, allowed four hits, struck out four, walked two (89/57). He has a 2.20 ERA.

-- Ryan Anderson (Spanish Springs, UNR) saw his unblemished ERA come to an end, giving up an earned run for Somerset (AA) without allowing a hit or a walk in 1 2/3 innings. A hit batter, a couple of stolen bases and a ground out got the run home, the first off Anderson in 10 games (14 1/3 ip). He struck out three (27/18) and now has an ERA of 0.63.

-- Josh Swales (CSN) pitched two shutout frames for Visalia (A) during a 6-1 win at Lake Elsinore. He gave up a hit while striking out three (28/20). Swales' ERA is 6.22.

-- Christian Chamberlain (Reno) was touched for four runs on two hits in an inning of work for Omaha (AAA) during an 8-2 loss to visiting Iowa. He walked one, hit a batter and whiffed one (26/15). Chamberlain's ERA is 9.60.

MADRIS DFA'ED -- Outfielder Bligh Madris (Foothill) has been designated for assignment by the Astros. He had been playing at Sugar Land (AAA) after a short stint in Houston. Madris was a ninth round pick of Pittsburgh in 2017 out of Colorado Mesa.

Madris went unclaimed Thursday and has been assigned outright to Sugar Land,


-- Austin Wells (Bishop Gorman) went 3-for-5 for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA) with a two-run single and a double, lifting his average to .271. SWB won, 9-5 over visiting Syracuse.

-- Trenton Brooks (UNR) slugged his 16th homer, a two-run shot, in helping Las Vegas (AAA) to a 9-4 win over visiting Sacramento. Brooks is hitting .297.

-- Jack Sellinger (UNLV) was the losing pitcher for the Florida rookie league Marlins, giving up an unearned run in one-third of the 10th inning of a 14-11 setback to the visiting Nationals. He allowed two hits. Sellinger maintained his 0.00 ERA. The Nationals scored eight in the 10th and the Marlins countered with five.

-- Owen Sharts (UNR) was touched for two runs on a pair of hits in one inning for Bradenton (A), whiffing two, walking two in a 10-5 loss at Fort Myers (32/19). Sharts' ERA is 7.92.

Colleges, Minors

   Schmidt Transfers to UNLV

Originally posted: 9 a.m., Tuesday

Former Desert Oasis HS standout Parker Schmidt has matriculated to UNLV from Utah Tech under the umbrella of the transfer portal.

Schmidt, an outfielder/catcher, will spend his grad year playing for the Rebels after being one of Utah Tech's leading hitters the past two seasons. He batted .313 this past year with seven homers and 25 RBIs for a team that was 13-39. In 2022 he hit .315.

Schmidt spent his freshman season at Oregon, where he appeared in just seven games, mostly as a pinch runner in a COVID pandemic-shortened season. He then played a season at Pima JC, AZ before transferring to Utah Tech. Schmidt is 5-11, 175.


In the Minors . . .

Results from Monday's play in the rookie leagues:

-- Jacob Sharp (UNLV) went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run for the Arizona Mariners in a 6-2 win over the White Sox. Sharp, a catcher, has a .214 average.

-- TJ Czyz (Bishop Manogue) pitched an inning for the Arizona A's, not allowing a run while serving up one hit and two walks during a 2-0 loss to the Guardians.

-- Skylar Hales (Reno) allowed a run (homer) on two hits while whiffing two in 1 1/3 innings for the Arizona Rangers, which suffered a 14-4 loss to the Brewers.

DEBUT -- Peyton Stumpo (UNR) made his pro debut after being assigned to the Florida Pirates. He had a 1-2-3 inning during a 5-4 loss to the Braves. Stumpo, a RHP, was a 20th round pick by Pittsburgh.

ASSIGNED -- Easton Shelton (Bishop Gorman) a free agent sign, has been placed on the Arizona Dodgers roster. Shelton is a first baseman.


       Crawford Slugs Grand Slam

Originally posted: 8:30 a.m., Sunday; Last update: 10 a.m., Monday

Justin Crawford belted a grand slam to highlight a 3-for-6 game Saturday for the former Bishop Gorman HS standout.

Crawford's homer came in the ninth inning for Clearwater (A) in a 10-8 loss to visiting Lakeland. He also singled twice, lifting his average to .333.

Elsewhere in the Minors . . .


Hit Parade:

-- Bligh Madris (Foothill) socked his 12th homer (solo) in the opening inning of Sugar Land's (AAA) 5-2 loss to visiting Tacoma. Madris was 1-for-4 and is hitting .243.

-- Damiano Palmegiani (CSN) banged a two-run home run (#13) as New Hampshire (AA) dropped a 4-3 game at Binghamton. Palmegiani is batting .251.

-- Trenton Brooks (UNR) went 2-for-5 for Las Vegas (AAA) during a 7-3 victory at Albuquerque. Brooks has a .288 average.

Pitching In:

-- Jonny Cuevas (CSN) had a solid outing for Charleston (A), throwing five shutout innings as the starter and giving up just two hits in a 4-3 defeat to visiting Kannapolis. Cuevas had two Ks and walked one (70/46). His ERA is 5.75.

DEBUT -- Jack Sellinger (Spring Valley, UNLV) pitched a shutout ninth inning for the Florida rookie league Marlins, striking out two, walking one. The Marlins lost to the Mets, 6-3. Sellinger, a lefty, was a 14th round pick of Florida in the recent draft.



-- Damiano Palmegiani (CSN) was 2-for-4 with a run in helping New Hampshire (AA) to an 8-4 win at Binghamton, upping his average to .254.

-- Trenton Brooks (UNR) is hitting .290 after going 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run for Las Vegas (AAA) during an 8-7 victory at Albuquerque.

-- Blane Abeyta (UNR) was the losing pitcher for Somerset (AA), working the first 4 2/3 innings and allowing five runs on eight hits in a 10-8 defeat at Akron. Abeyta gave up a solo homer, struck out three, walked one (78/58). He's 6-6 with a 6.01 ERA.

-- Owen Sharts (UNR) was tagged for four runs on four hits in 1 1/3 innings while pitching for Bradenton (A) and suffered the loss, 11-9 to Tampa. Sharts (1-1, 7.50) walked three, whiffed two (34/16).


Colleges . . .

DUCKS NAME HAWKSWORTH -- Blake Hawksworth, who pitched a couple of seasons with the Cardinals and Dodgers, has been hired as the pitching coach at Oregon. Hawksford's first collegiate job was with Cal State Fullerton in 2017. He also coached at Grand Canyon in 2020. Hawksworth also worked as an agent with the Boras Corporation. He replaces Jake Angier, who took the head job at New Mexico State.

Minor Leagues

       Highlights From Friday's Games

Originally posted: 9 a.m., Saturday

Highlights of Nevadans playing minor league ball Friday:


-- Nolan Kingham (Desert Oasis) was the winning pitcher as Mississippi (AA) defeated visiting Montgomery, 5-3. Kingham, the starter, threw six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out five with no walks (74/54). He's 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA at Double-A.

-- Kris Bow (Centennial, CSN) worked the first 3 1/3 innings for Tampa (A), giving up four runs on two hits with three walks, three Ks (63/33). He suffered the loss, 6-3 at Bradenton and is now 2-4, 10.34 ERA.

-- Josh Swales (CSN) threw two shutout innings for Visalia (A), allowing one hit with four Ks, no walks (31/23) as the Rawhide defeated visiting Stockton, 5-1. Swales has a 6.47 ERA.

-- Jack Little (Bishop Gorman) gave up a run on one hit and two walks with one K (25/13) in one-third of a frame during Tulsa's (AA) 14-7 victory at Wichita. Little's ERA is 7.88.

-- Ryan Anderson (Spanish Springs, UNR) maintained his 0.00 ERA for Somerset (AA) in a 5-0 win at Akron. Anderson tossed two innings, not allowing a hit with one K, one walk (27/17). He's pitched in nine Double-A games (12 2/3 ip).

-- Grant Ford (UNR) threw two shutout frames for Altoona (AA), not allowing a hit with one strikeout, one walk (27/15) during a 4-0 win over visiting Richmond.


-- Austin Wells (Bishop Gorman) had a two-run double and a single in three official trips in Scranton-Wilkes/Barre's (AAA) 5-3 loss to visiting Rochester. Wells improved his average to .279.

-- Trenton Brooks (UNR) went 3-for-4 with two runs for Las Vegas (AAA) during a 10-5 loss at Albuquerque. Brooks is hitting .286.


DEBUT -- RHP Hunter Kublick (Arbor View) made his pro debut for the Florida rookie league Cardinals, putting down the only two hitters he faces, striking out one in a 7-1 win over the visiting Astros. Kublick was an 18th round pick out of Umpqua JC, OR.

DEBUT -- Catcher Jacob Godman (Palo Verde) went 1-for-4 in his first game for Augusta (A). Godman was a free agent sign of Atlanta out of Oral Roberts U. He DH'd and batted second Friday night.

ASSIGNED -- LHP Jack Sellinger (Spring Valley, UNLV) has been assigned to the Florida rookie league Marlins. Sellinger was a 14th round selection in the recent draft.

Minor League Play

       Thursday's Highlights

Originally posted: 7:45 a.m., Friday

How Nevadans fared in Thursday's minor league action:


-- Tyler Whitaker (Bishop Gorman) was 2-for-4 as Fayetteville (A) scored two in the last of the ninth for a 3-2 win over Carolina. Whitaker is batting .256 . . . Jace Avina (Spanish Springs) went 1-for-4 with a solo homer (his 11th) for Carolina. Avina has a .207 average.

-- Joshua Zamora (UNR) drove in four runs, three with his sixth home run, in sparking Beloit (High A) to a 9-5 win at Dayton. Zamora (2-for-4) upped his average to .236.


-- Tanner McDougal (Silverado) had a no decision in Kannapolis' (A) 6-4 loss at Charleston. McDougal worked the first 3 2/3 innings, giving up a run on three hits. He struck out four, walked two (64/37). He has a 4.67 ERA.

-- Hayden Nierman (UNLV) was charged with three runs after allowing a hit and a walk for Aberdeen (High A) during a 15-2 setback to visiting Hickory. Nierman threw 22 pitches, 10 for strikes in pitching one-third of an inning. His ERA is 4.50.

-- T.J. Czyz (Bishop Manogue) threw two scoreless innings for the Arizona rookie league A's, allowing a hit and whiffing two. His ERA is 2.40.

ASSIGNED -- Catcher Jacob Godman (Palo Verde) has been moved up to the Braves' A club in Augusta, GA after starting in the Florida rookie league. Godman was a free agent sign after playing for Oral Roberts U. this past season.

Trades, Minors

     Baseball Roundup 

Originally posted: 7:30 a.m., Wednesday; Last updated: Noon, Thursday

Trades . . .

PHAM TO D-BACKS -- Outfielder Tommy Pham (Durango HS) has been traded to the Diamondbacks by the Mets for minor league infielder Jeremy Rodriguez. The Mets are reportedly paying down half the money that remains on Pham’s deal.

Pham got off to a relatively slow start after signing with the Mets over the offseason. He hit only .196/.283/.348 through the end of April, leading to some speculation the Mets could cut into his playing time. The veteran put that behind him and has been one of the league’s better hitters since the start of May.

Over the past three months, the 35-year-old is hitting .286/.365/.503. He’s up to a .268/.348/.472 line in 264 plate appearances overall. Pham has connected on 10 home runs, walked at a strong 11% clip and kept his strikeouts to a decent 21.2% rate. It’s easily his best offensive showing in four years, more or less a return to his peak form.

BICKFORD TO METS -- RHP Phil Bickford (CSN) has been acquired by the Mets from the Dodgers for cash considerations.

Bickford, 28, was designated for assignment Saturday. He made the Dodgers’ opening day bullpen this year but hit the IL in June with lower back tightness.  All of his key stats moved in the wrong direction this year, with his strikeout rate dropping to 25.3%, his walk rate spiking to 13.7%, and his groundball rate dropping to 29.5%.  That’s led to a 5.14 ERA, which is up from 4.72 last year.  At his best for the Dodgers in 2021, Bickford was able to punch out nearly 30% of batters and walk fewer than 10%.


Minor Leagues . . .


-- Justin Crawford (Bishop Gorman) was 3-for-4 with two doubles and three ribbies as Clearwater (A) fell to visiting Lakeland, 5-4. Crawford is hitting .332.

-- Robbie Snelling (McQueen) was the winning pitcher for Fort Wayne (High A), twirling five innings in a 10-5 decision over visiting Great Lakes. Snelling gave up one run (homer) on four hits with seven punchouts and no walks (89/57). He's 3-1 with a 2.66 ERA.

-- Josh Swales (CSN) worked a scoreless 1 2/3 innings for Visalia (A) during a 7-1 loss to visiting Stockton. Swales allowed a hit, whiffed two, walked one (26/15). He has a 6.75 ERA.

-- Blane Abeyta (UNR) was the losing pitcher for Somerset (AA) giving up six runs on seven hits in four innings in a 6-1 setback at Akron. Abeyta struck out two, walked two (83/55). He's 6-5, 5.82 ERA.

ASSIGNED -- Pitcher Skylar Hales (Reno HS) has been assigned to the Arizona rookie league Rangers. In his first game, he allowed two runs, including a homer while striking out two. Hales was a fourth round pick out of Santa Clara U. in the recent draft.



-- Justin Crawford (Bishop Gorman) was 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run-scoring single as Clearwater (A) lost to visiting Lakeland, 10-6. Crawford has a .335 average.

-- Christian Chamberlain (Reno) gave up a run on two hits and two walks (19/10) in two-thirds of an inning and was the losing pitcher in a 5-4 game at Louisville. Chamberlain is 1-2, 11.68 ERA.

-- Owen Sharts (UNR) pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings for Bradenton (A) during a 3-2 win over visiting Tampa. He gave up three hits and whiffed three (42/28). Sharts has a 6.35 ERA.

ASSIGNED -- RHP Paulshawn Pasqualotto (Palo Verde) will start his pro career for the Florida rookie league Twins. He was a 12th round pick in the recent draft out of Cal.

ASSIGNED -- RHP Hunter Kublick (Arbor View) has been assigned to the Florida rookie league Cardinals. Kublick was drafted in the 18th round out of Umpqua JC, OR.