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Local players in pro baseball

July 15, 2000

Local players in pro baseball



HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Brad Elwood, of Clear Spring, is hitting .173 in 33 games with Tampa, the Single-A franchise for the New York Yankees in the Florida State League. He has 18 hits and eight RBI.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Matt White, of Waynesboro, Pa., is 6-6 with a 4.18 ERA with Orlando, the Double-A affiliate for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the Southern League. He has allowed 52 earned runs in 99 innings - including a complete game - with 50 walks and 73 strikeouts in 17 starts.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Lew Ross, of Hancock, was reassigned to Missoula, Arizona's Single-A affiliate in the Pioneer League. He is 1-1 and a 2.57 ERA with three saves in seven innings work over five games. He has walked one and struck out 11.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Eric Guyton, of Williamsport, is hitting .291 as a designated hitter for Capital City, the Single-A affiliate of the New York Mets, He has nine doubles, three triples and five home runs along with 40 RBI.

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HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Greg White, of Waynesboro, Pa., is hitting .171 for Cedar Rapids, the Single-A affiliate of the Anaheim Angels in the Midwest League. He has two home runs and has driven in 16 runs and walked 30 times.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Derek Brown, a South Hagerstown High graduate, is 1-5 with a 4.63 ERA and six saves in 28 appearances for the Frederick Keys. He's allowed 35 hits in 35 innings while striking out 28.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Former Hagerstown Community College star catcher Jaime Escalante is playing again - now as a pitcher. The former Orioles prospect is now part of the Cedar Rapids staff with a 0-1 record and a 1.97 ERA and four saves in 17 appearances. He has allowed 10 earned runs in 32 innings with 20 walks and 32 strikeouts.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Joey Hammond, of Thomas Johnson, is hitting .244 in 82 games with the Frederick Keys. He has 71 hits, including 19 doubles and a triple with 26 RBI but has struck out 65 times.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Wil Sowers, of Boonsboro, is hitting .288 with a home run and eight RBI while playing first base for Bluefield of the Appalachian League.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Ryan Creek, a Jefferson High graduate from Martinsburg, W.Va., is pitching for Triple-A Tucson, a Arizona affiliate. He is 0-1 with a 15.43 ERA in four appearances.

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HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Garrett Stephenson, a Boonsboro graduate, is 10-5 with a 4.46 ERA in 115 innings, including two complete games, with 72 strikeouts and only 35 walks.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Doug Creek, of Martinsburg, has become one of Tampa Bay's more effective relievers with a 0-1 record and a 2.77 ERA in 26 innings in 14 appearances. He has allowed nine runs on 15 hits while striking out 32.

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