Leach lands with Mississippi Braves
by Andy Collier
Jun 27, 2012 | 1226 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Brent Leach is back in the professional ranks once again as he is pitching with the Mississippi Braves, a double-A team in the Atlanta Braves organization.

Leach, who signed with the Atlanta organization on Thursday, has a 9.00 ERA in two appearances with Mississippi. In two innings of work, he has given up four runs — two earned — on four hits with a strikeouts and a walk.

Leach pitched with the Albuquerque Isotopes, a triple-A team in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, earlier this year and went 1-2 with a 7.02 ERA in 10 games before being released last month.

Leach pitched at Delta State in 2005.

In Major League action, Milwaukee Brewers infielder Edwin Maysonet was designated for assignment Friday after the team activated shortstop Cesar Izturis from the 15-day disabled list. Maysonet was playing well for the Brewers as he was riding a three-game hitting streak, hitting .500 (5-for-10) with two runs scored during that stretch. Overall, Maysonet was hitting .250 with a home run, four RBIs and seven runs scored in 30 games before being designated for assignment.

Maysonet is now playing with the Nashville Sounds, a triple-A team in the Brewers organization. In two games since being called down to Nashville, Maysonet is 2-for-8 with a double and a run scored. For the year, Maysonet has played in 28 games for the Sounds and is hitting .213.

Maysonet played at Delta State in 2002 and 03.

In triple-A action, Fresno Grizzlies catcher Eli Whiteside has been hitting better as of late. Whiteside is 7-for-20 (.350) with a run scored in his last six games and has lifted his batting average to .223. In 37 games with Fresno this year, he has a home run with 13 RBIs and 18 runs scored.

Fresno is in the San Francisco Giants organization. Whiteside played at Delta State from 1999-2001.

Dusty Hughes is having success in triple-A, pitching for the Gwinnett Braves. Hughes hasn’t given up an earned run in eight of his 10 outings this month. Before giving up four runs in an inning against Syracuse on Saturday, Hughes had given up just one earned run in his previous 10.1 innings of work. For the month of June, Hughes has a 3.55 ERA.

For the year, Hughes currently has a 4.01 ERA. In 30 appearances for Gwinnett, he is 0-1 with four saves and has 30 strikeouts with 17 walks in 33.2 innings of work. He has only given up one home run and 34 total hits.

Gwinnett is in the Atlanta Braves organization. Hughes pitched at Delta State in 2001-03.

In Rookie League action, Brandon Hardin has pitched well in three games with the Great Falls Voyagers, posting a 1.59 ERA. In 5 2/3 innings of work, he has yielded six hits but has given up just one earned run with a walk and six strikeouts.

Great Falls is in the Chicago White Sox organization. Hardin pitched at Delta State in 2011 and 12.

James Hudelson had a rocky debut pitching for the Bristol White Sox as he gave up two runs on two hits with a walk and two strikeouts in an inning and two-thirds Thursday night against Bluefield. He still recorded a hold as Bristol won the game 8-6, which was the first game of a doubleheader. Hudelson had a much better outing on Sunday against Danville, tossing two scoreless innings of work with four strikeouts and two walks. Hudelson’s ERA currently stands at 4.91 in two appearances.

Bristol is in the Chicago White Sox organization. Hudelson pitched at Delta State in 2012.

Orem Owlz pitcher Aaron Newcomb had a rough debut in relief Friday night against the Ogden Raptors as he gave up three runs — two earned — on four hits with three strikeouts and no walks in two and a third innings of work. Orem ended up losing the game 11-6.

Orem is in the Los Angeles Angels organization. Newcomb pitched at Delta State in 2011 and 12.