Mitch Walding High school: St. Mary’s Sport: Baseball Professional: Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Phillies AAA)
Walding, a 26-year-old third baseman, is on a five-game hitting streak over the past week, with a single against Scranton/Wilkes Barre on May 31, a single the next day and a solo home run in the series finale on June 2. In the first two games of a series against Pawtucket, he had a single and a run in a 4-1 loss on Monday, and went 2-for-4 with a double in Tuesday’s 7-5 loss.
Gio Brusa High school: St. Mary’s Sport: Baseball Professional: Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants AA)
Brusa, a 25-year-old first baseman, had a single and an RBI in a 7-6 loss to Reading on June 1.
Zach Phillips High school: Galt
Professional: Acereros del Norte Phillips, a 32-year-old reliever, threw a scoreless inning of relief in a 4-2 loss to Monterrey on June 1, then made an appearance the next day, taking the loss in a 6-4 decision against Monterrey with one run on two hits without recording an out.
Alex Patterson High school: St. Mary’s Sport: Baseball
College: UC Santa Barbara Patterson, a senior reliever, went 3 1/3 innings against Fresno State in the Stanford Regional of the NCAA Baseball Tournament, allowing one run on two hits and four walks in a 9-2 loss. The Gauchos dropped a 6-4 loss to Sacramento State the next day to drop out of the tournament.
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