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Jon Keller promoted to Double-A

Xavier High School graduate Jon Keller has been promoted by the Baltimore Orioles to the Bowie Baysox, their Double-A team in Bowie (Md.) that plays in the Eastern League.

Keller had a 3-4 record, 3.76 ERA and four saves at Frederick in the Class A Southern League this season. He has a career record in the minor leagues of 8-6 with a 3.06 ERA and nine saves.

The Metro Sports Report provides regular updates on all the Metro graduates in pro baseball. Here is the report through Wednesday, Aug. 12:

SCOTT SCHEBLER (CR Prairie), Oklahoma City, OF, Triple-A, Pacific Coast League (Dodgers): Schebler went 0-for-4 Wednesday in a 5-2 victory over New Orleans. He played right field and hit sixth in the lineup. Schebler is batting .247 with 12 home runs and 42 RBIs.

CHAD CHRISTENSEN (CR Washington), Fort Myers, OF, High-A, Florida State League (Twins): Christensen went 0-3 with an RBI Wednesday in a 1-0 victory over St. Lucie. He played right field and hit sixth in the lineup. Christensen is batting .254 with two home runs and 33 RBIs.

JON KELLER (CR Xavier), Bowie, P, Double-A, Eastern League (Orioles): Keller did not pitch Wednesday for Bowie. He has not appeared in a game for Bowie since his promotion this week from Frederick.

MITCH KELLER (CR Xavier), Bristol, P, Rookie, Appalachian League (Pirates): Mitch Keller did not pitch Wednesday. He has a 0-0 record and 3.86 ERA.

 

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Metro Spotlight Awards take week off

The Metro Spotlight Awards are taking a week off due to the lack of high school sports events for Metro schools this past week.

The popular series that highlights Metro prep athletes will resume next Sunday night.

 

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Metro Players in Pro Baseball

The Metro Sports Report provides regular updates on all the Metro graduates in pro baseball. Here is the report through Monday, Aug. 10:

SCOTT SCHEBLER (CR Prairie), Oklahoma City, OF, Triple-A, Pacific Coast League (Dodgers): Oklahoma City was idle Monday. Schebler is batting .246 with 12 homers and 41 RBIs.

CHAD CHRISTENSEN (CR Washington), Fort Myers, OF, High-A, Florida State League (Twins): Christensen went 1-for-4 Monday with a double, walk and two runs scored in an 8-4 victory over St. Lucie. He was the DH and hit eighth in the lineup. Christensen is batting .254 with two homers and 32 RBIs.

JON KELLER (CR Xavier), Frederick, P, High-A, Carolina League (Orioles): Frederick was idle Monday. Keller has a 3-4 record, 3.82 ERA and four saves.

MITCH KELLER (CR Xavier), Bristol, P, Rookie, Appalachian League (Pirates): Mitch Keller did not pitch Monday. He has a 0-0 record and 3.86 ERA.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 09:29
   

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Keller brothers enjoy a good day

The Keller brothers of Cedar Rapids enjoyed a good day pitching in the minor leagues Sunday.

Mitch Keller, 19, pitched his first game for the Bristol Pirates and tossed three strong innings in a 6-4 victory over Danville in the Rookie Appalachian League.

Jon Keller, 22, pitched two shutout innings for the Frederick Keys and got the save in a 2-0 victory over Myrtle Beach in the Class A Carolina League.

Mitch Keller, a 6-foot-3 right-hander, missed the first 36 games of the season with Bristol due to a sore arm. He was the starting pitcher Sunday and allowed one run on four hits in three innings. He struck out four batters, did not walk anyone and got a no-decision.

Mitch Keller was selected in the second round of the 2014 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates and received a $1 million signing bonus.

Jon Keller was picked in the 22nd round of the 2013 draft by the Baltimore Orioles. He has a 3-4 record and 3.96 ERA this season with four saves.

The Keller brothers graduated from Xavier High School.

 

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10 Metro girls make all-state softball

Ten players from Metro high schools have been named to the all-state softball teams by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.

Maddie Hansen and Hannah Towns of Jefferson were first-team selections on the Class 5A squad. Erin Drahozal of Xavier was named to the first unit in Class 4A.

Ashley Hamilton of Kennedy, Alyssa Olson of Jefferson, Jessi Puk of Washington and Tianna Drahn of Kennedy were second-team selections in Class 5A.

Natalie Halvorson of Prairie, Maddy Ryan of Linn-Mar and Avery Guy of Jefferson were third-team picks in Class 5A.

Hansen hit .492 with 11 home runs and 46 RBIs. Towns hit .474 with nine homers and 36 RBIs. Drahozal hit .402 with nine home runs and 32 RBIs. She also compiled a 9-7 record and 1.68 ERA as a pitcher.

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