Following Former Kings in the AFL
The 20th season of the Arizona Fall League formally kicks off today, and five former LumberKings are set to participate. Pitchers Steven Hensley (’09), Brian Moran (’09-’10) and Forrest Snow (’10-’11), plus shortstop Nick Franklin (’10) are on the Mariners-affiliated Peoria Javelinas roster, while pitcher Evan Reed (’07-’08), now a Florida Marlins farmhand, will pitch for the Surprise Saguaros.
Peoria hosts Salt River at 12:35 PM Mountain Time (I believe that should be 11:35 AM here), while Surprise heads to Scottsdale for a 6:35 PM MT start (5:35 PM here). I’ll be checking in periodically to see how they’re all doing.
Initially overlooked but not forgotten, former LumberKings’ outfielder Chad Tracy (’07) is part of the USA team participating in IBAF Baseball World Cup in Panama City, Panama. The US squad has defeated Cuba for the gold medal in each of the last two World Cup finals. The tournament started on October 2 and runs through the 15th. Hopefully I’ll have something for you on Tracy in the near future as well.