10 Jul CBC Alumni Spotlight: Baseball pros
It’s time for the next installment in the Central Baptist College summer series “Where Are You Now?”
Today, CBC profiles some Mustangs who are playing professional baseball.
Ben Madison – Madison was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 2018 Major League Baseball draft. He pitched with the Giants Rookie League Orange team in Arizona last year and finished with no record and a 3.38 ERA in nine starts, striking out 23 and walking just nine in 16 innings.
Madison earned a promotion this season to begin the year, starting with the Giants “A” Ball team in Augusta, Ga. In eight appearances for the Green Jackets, Madison went 4-0 with a 4.58 ERA and 19 strikeouts against 7 walks in 19.2 innings. He earned a promotion to the Giants short season “A” Ball team in Salem, Ore., the Salem-Kaizer Volcanoes, on June 21. He has made two scoreless appearances for the Volcanoes with no decision in either outing, striking out three and walking four while pitching every fifth day.
Jamal Washington – Washington earned a contract as a two-way player with the Roswell Invaders of the Pecos League in New Mexico. Washington was traded early in the season to the California City Whiptails and has performed well. In 13 games batting, Washington is hitting .391 with six runs scored, two RBIs and seven stolen bases. He has also appeared in nine games pitching and has a 0-3 record and 30 strikeouts in 24 innings.
Trae Bobo – Bobo signed a contract to play for the Utica Unicorns in the United Shores Professional Baseball League in June and played in three games for Utica, going 1-13 before being cut.
Bobo returned to Conway last week to assist the Mustangs coaching staff with Brister’s Baseball Camp, which took place at Conway Christian’s Victory Field.
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