Checking In with the Lions This Summer
Fifteen current Lions players are competing in summer leagues, while nine former Lions are currently active in professional baseball.
June 24, 2014
Fifteen current Lion baseball players are competing in summer leagues around the country this summer, while nine former Lions are currently active in professional baseball, including C.J. Wilson (Los Angeles Angels) and Ryan Wheeler (Colorado Rockies) who have competed in Major League Baseball.
FORMER LION SPOTLIGHT
C.J. Wilson (2001) is currently in his 10th year at the Major League level, including his third with the Angels. Wilson, a two-time All-Star, has made 15 starts so far this year, pitching to a 7-6 record and a 3.34 ERA over 99.2 innings of work. The left-hander has struck out 93 hitters while allowing just a .217 average against. He had his best outing of the year on May 17, tossing his second career complete-game shutout against Tampa Bay (9.0 IP | 5 H | 2 BB | 7 K) as the Angels defeated the Rays, 6-0. Wilson is expected to start tonight at 7:05 pm PT as the Angels host the Minnesota Twins.
CURRENT LION SPOTLIGHT
A current left-hander with LMU, Brenton Arriaga has gotten off to a solid start this summer pitching for the Shelter Island Bucks in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League. Arriaga owns a 1.63 ERA and a 0-1 record over four starts and 22 innings of work. The native of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. has struck out 22 hitters while walking just four. He has allowed two or fewer earned runs in each of his four starts, including tossing six shutout frames against Riverhead on June 10.
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