Princeton Baseball In The Pros - Ohlendorf Records Second Save - 6/17/16
PRINCETON, N.J. – Former Tiger Ross Ohlendorf ’05 picked up his second career save and fifth victory of the season over the last week for the Cincinnati Reds.
Ohlendorf managed to get his second career save vs. the Oakland A’s last Saturday (June 11). After allowing two singles, the reliever struck out Billy Butler for the final out of the game. The former Tiger was also the winning pitcher in the Reds’ 9-8 victory against the Atlanta Braves on Jun. 13.
Princeton has had five players, Chris Young ’02 (Kansas City Royals), Matt Bowman (St. Louis Cardinals), David Hale ’11 (Colorado Rockies), Ross Ohlendorf ’05 (Cincinnati Reds) and Will Venable (Los Angeles Dodgers) reach the majors this year.
This weekly blog will keep tabs on any former Princeton players in the big leagues and in the minor league system.
Here’s how the rest of former Tigers have fared so far:
Chris Young ’02 – Kansas City Royals (MLB) –Young started vs. the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday and struck out four hitters.
Matt Bowman – St. Louis Cardinals (MLB) – The reliever has pitched in two contests over the last week and did not allow a run. Since giving up two runs on May 22nd, Bowman has conceded just one run in five appearances.
Will Venable – Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB) – Venable opted out of his contract with the Philadelphia Phillies and signed a major league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday. He’s appeared in two games for the Dodgers.
Venable's Baseball Reference Page
David Hale ’11- Norfolk Tides (AAA) – Hale pitched into the seventh inning for the first time this season on Sunday (June 11) against the Gwinnett Braves.
Hale's Baseball Reference Page
Tyler Servais ’15 - Servais is the most recent Princeton Tiger to be drafted as he was selected in the 27th round of the 2015 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers. He played in 15 games at the professional level last season for the Gulf Coast and Connecticut Tigers.
Alec Keller – Potomac Nationals (A+) – The outfielder is currently on a seven-game hitting streak. The week prior, Keller was named a Carolina League All-Star. He is eighth in the league in RBI (38) and hitting (.289). He will represent the Carolina League against the California League at The Diamond in Lake Elsinore, CA on Tuesday, June 21st.
Mike Fagan – Beloit Snappers (A) – Fagan was let go by the Snappers earlier this month. In his seven games, he struck out seven hitters in 6 2/3 innings.
Fagan’s Baseball Reference Page
Mike Ford – Tampa Bay Yankees (A+) - Ford is currently on the 60-day disabled list. In his ten games prior to an injury, Ford secured a .371/.439/.571 slash line with 14 RBI.
Danny Barnes – New Hampshire Fisher Cats (AA) – After giving up a walk-off home run to the Reading Fightins on June 4th, Barnes has scattered two hits in his last four appearances (3 1/3 innings) and has not allowed an earned run. In 22 trips out of the bullpen in 2016, the reliever has an 1.08 ERA with 37 strikeouts in 33 1/3 innings.
Jack Murphy – Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA) – The catcher has reached base in his last four contests and scored a run in his last three. For the season, Murphy has 11 runs, six extra base hits, seven RBI and 17 walks.