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Heaters Abroad: Edition Four
From Wazza's first MLB at-bat to Brosseau's first home run of the season, we've got you covered in our fourth edition of Heaters Abroad!
05/02/2018 12:22 AM ET
 

Warwick Saupold (Detroit Tigers, MLB)

We're used to seeing Warwick shove on the mound, but this week we saw how he fared in the batter's box.

During an inter-league game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wazza struck out in his first MLB at-bat.

On the mound, Saupold threw two innings, giving up three earned runs in two outings against Pittsburgh and Baltimore.

Peter Moylan (Atlanta Braves, MLB)

After pitching in 9 straight games without surrendering an earned run, Moylan eventually was scored twice in 0.2 innings against the Cincinnati Reds.

The 39-year-old backed up that performance with 3.1 further innings across three outings, giving up a run on four hits.

Mychal Givens (Baltimore Orioles, MLB)

After a rough start to the season, Givens has thrown four scoreless innings in a row, including three in the past week to drop his ERA from 6.52 to 4.61.

In that time, Givens has struck out seven batters and is starting to show signs of his best.

Mike Ohlman (Pawtucket Red Sox, AAA)

Currently riding a four-game hitting streak, Ohlman is starting to show some offensive production.

The catcher is hitting .267 on the season, and registered one RBI this week.

Alex Burg (Oklahoma City Dodgers, AAA)

Burg has had to make do with pinch-hit opportunities and spot starts for Oklahoma City this season as he has spent time as the backup catcher.

Burg is hitting .294 with a home run, double and three RBIs through his first 10 games in which he has managed just 17 at-bats.

The 2011/12 Heat alumni has had a strong week, going 3-6 with two RBIs and a run scored to boost his average.

Mike Brosseau (Montgomery Biscuits, AA)

Brosseau hit his first home run of the season on Friday - a two-run bomb to guide Montgomery to a 3-2 win over the Mobile BayBears.

Brosseau is hitting .214 on the season with one homer, seven RBIs and a team-high seven doubles. In the past week, the Rays prospect is 3-15 with two runs scored.

Correlle Prime (Frisco RoughRaiders, AA)

Since our last edition, Prime has grown his average from .130 to .200 in a sign he is starting to see the ball better out of the hand.

In the past week, the 6'5" first baseman/outfielder is 8-32 with two home runs and five RBIs and is yet to commit an error on the season.

Zac Law (Bowling Green Hot Rods, A)

Through 13 games, Law is hitting .250 with two homers, seven RBIs and four stolen bases as the Hot Rods' first-choice catcher.

After missing over a week of the season through injury, Law has shown sparks of offensive production. The 21 year-old has gone 3-15 with an RBI this week, including a standout 2-4 outing on Sunday where he also stole two bags.

INDEPENDENT BALL:

With the 2018 Independent Ball Season starting for many teams, let's take a look at the Heaters involved!

Alex Boshers (Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Independent)

Some costly fielding errors didn't help Alex Boshers (0-1) in his first start for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs on Wednesday. 

The Blue Crabs came up with two costly errors in a four-run fifth inning (one by former Heater Joey Wong), to tag Boshers with the loss.

The Heat Ace threw 5 innings, striking out three, walking two and giving up seven runs (three earned) in a 7-0 loss to the Lancaster Barnstormers.

Joey Wong (Southern Maryland Blue Crabs)

Having amassed almost 800 Minor League games over his career, Wong now finds himself plying his trade in the Independent Atlantic League with Boshers' Blue Crabs.

Through the first four games of the season, Wong is hitting .250 (4-16), with a double and an RBI.

The 2013/14 ABLSC MVP has started each game at second base and has made two errors.

Joe Van Meter (York Revolution, Independent)

Van Meter (1-0) didn't take long to get in the winner's circle, as the reliever claimed an Opening Day win for the York Revolution 

On the same day he received his 2017 Championship Ring, Van Meter threw two scoreless innings to collect the win.

Kyle Simon (New Britain Bees, Independent)

The 198cm pitcher was tagged with the loss in his first start of the 2018 Independent Ball Season for the New Britain Bees on Wednesday.

Simon (0-1) gave up five earned runs, whilst striking out two and walking two in 5.0 IP in the Bees' 5-1 loss to the Sugar Lan Skeeters.

OVERSEAS:

Sam Kennelly (Twins Honkbal, Netherlands)

After making a successful return from Tommy John surgery in the Braves' 2017-18 State League Title run, Kennelly penned a deal to play for Twins Honkbal in the Netherlands for 2018.

Kennelly has seen playing time at second base and guided his new side to a 5-3 Opening Day win against Storks over the weekend.

Injured:

  • Jake Fraley
  • Garrett Whitley
  • Liam Hendriks

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.