Keydets in the Pros Update
Courtesy: VMIKeydets.com  
Release: 08/15/2013
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Courtesy: VMIKeydets.com

Below is an update on each of the Keydet alumni currently playing professional baseball.

Trey Barham, LHP, Stockton (High A Oakland) - Barham, making his comeback from "Tommy John" elbow surgery, has pitched in 11 games so far this season between Stockton and the A's rookie level affiliate in Arizona. Opponents are hitting .241 against the lefty, who has struck out 19 in 16 innings.

Adam Lopez, RHP, Kannapolis (Low A - Full Season Chicago White Sox) - Of each of the Keydet alumni in pro ball, it has been Lopez who has enjoyed a breakout season in 2013. Pitching primarily in relief, the 6-5 righty has fanned 104 batters in 74 2/3 innings, all while walking just 27. Lopez has made three straight starts since pitching in relief for his first 25 games, and picked up the win August 9 against Delmarva by hurling six innings of two-run ball.

Sam Roberts, SS, Beloit (Low A - Full Season Oakland) - Roberts, VMI's all-time hits leader, is batting .211 in 59 games for Burlington in the Midwest League. He has posted three multi-hit games in his last 10 contests, including a 2 for 4 effort August 9 against Cedar Rapids.

Coby Cowgill, RHP, Eugene (Low A - Short Season San Diego) - Since being cut by Texas' low-A affiliate earlier this season, Cowgill has enjoyed a resurgence in the Northwest League, where he pitched just briefly in the Ranger organization. After nine sterling appearances out of the Eugene Emeralds' bullpen, Cowgill was moved into the rotation and, over his first three starts, allowed just one earned run in 15 2/3 innings. For his season in Eugene, he is 2-1 with a 2.22 ERA.

Michael Devine, RHP, Traverse City (Frontier League - Not MLB Affiliated) - Devine, who served as VMI's student assistant coach this past year, has entered the starting rotation for Traverse City. He is currently 5-2 with a 4.43 ERA in 16 games (12 starts).


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