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Baseball notes: Catching up with area players in the pros

By Marcus Modey

Tnsports360.com

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Here is Tnsports360’s weekly update of baseball players from Austin Peay and the Clarksville area, who are currently playing professional baseball.

  • A. J. Ellis, catcher for the Padres, has nine at bats over the past seven days. He has two hits along with one run and walk with a batting average of .222.
  • Shawn Kelley, a right-handed pitcher for the Nationals, has thrown in 3.2 innings over the past week. He struck out four batters, gave up three hits, and two runs with an ERA of 4.91.
  • Alex Robles, third baseman for the Elizabethon Twins, has been at the plate 13 times over the past seven days. He has five hits, four runs, five RBIs, and two walks with a batting average of.384.
  • Ridge Smith, catcher for the Lansing Lugnuts, is currently on the seven-day disabled list.
  • Matt Reynolds, a right-handed pitcher who plays for the Lancaster Barnstormers, has pitched in 2 innings over the past week. He has two strikeouts, one hit with one save and an ERA of 0.00.
  • Wes Parsons, pitcher for the Gwinnett Stripers, has thrown in 11.2 innings over the past seven days. He has two wins with seven strikeouts, four walks, two earned runs on 10 hits with an ERA of 3.14. Parsons was promoted by the Braves late Tuesday night and is expected to make his MLB debut this week.
  • Scooter Hightower, a right-handed pitcher for the Bradenton Marauders, has pitched in two innings over the past week. In those two innings, he struck out one and gave up one hit with an ERA of 1.40. Hightower played baseball at Clarksville High

Marcus Modey is an intern with Tnsports360.com. Comments or questions can be directed to jtrodglen@tnsports360.com.