Stubbs homers in first game with Blue RocksHagerstown saddles Brosius with first loss
WINSTON-SALEM — Former Tuscola and North Carolina standout Cody Stubbs is off to a rocking great start for the Wilmington Blue Rocks, the Kansas City Carolina League high-A affiliate.
In his first start Friday against the Winston-Salem Dash at BB&T Ballpark, the slugging first baseman lined a single and crushed an impressive 410-foot solo homer to center in Wilmington’s 10-3 win over the Dash.
Then Stubbs (.375, 3-for-8) doubled in four trips to the plate in a 3-2 loss to Winston-Salem Saturday night.
Stubbs, 23, lives in Cherokee and hit .284 last season with seven homers for Idaho Falls Chukars in the short-season Pioneer League.
Wilmington (2-1) and the Dash (1-2) wrapped up their four-game Carolina League series on Sunday afternoon in Winston-Salem. At press time, no results were available.
The Blue Rocks will start a seven-game home stand beginning a three-game set on Tuesday, April 8, with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Wilmington returns to play a three-game series against the Dash in Winston-Salem, June 9-11.
Fans of Stubbs can follow every swing can link to Rowan Radio, 89.7 WGLS FM or download the free mobile application at MiLB Tunein Radio.
Rome, Brosius lose to Hagerstown
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland — The Hagerstown Suns (2-0) victimized righthanded pitcher Tyler Brosius for a ninth inning rally to come from behind and defeat the Rome Braves, 2-1, in a South Atlantic League game on Friday night.
Brosius (0-1, 10.80 ERA) was charged with the loss for Rome while also recording a hold. He pitched 1.2 innings, exiting the game in the ninth with two outs and two on base. Race Parmenter gave up the double on the first pitch he threw after entering the game, meaning he got charged with the blown save.
Brosius walked one, allowed two hits and did not record a strikeout.
The win insured the Suns at least a split of the season series with Rome as the Braves won Saturday night, 9-8.
Rome will play the Tourists in Asheville at McCormick Field, April 29-May 1.
Fans can follow Brosius’ every pitch just by linking to 95.7 FM The Ridge or download the free mobile application at MiLB Tunein Radio.