The awards continue to roll in for Bradley Baseball recruit Gus DeQuesada. On Friday, the Miami Herald selected DeQuesada to the Florida 6A All-State First Team. A right-handed pitcher from Christopher Columbus High School, DeQuesada finished his senior season with a 10-1 record, including 96 strikeouts and a 1.75 earned run average. His only loss was a 4-3 decision in the 6A State Championship game.
DeQuesada also received Miami Herald All-Dade First Team honors, and was named the Miami Herald 6A Pitcher of the Year. In addition to his state honors, Louisville Slugger recognized DeQuesada as an Honorable Mention High School All-American.
Another Bradley recruit, pitcher Patrick Cooper, found himself on the winning team at the Cape Cod League All-Star game last Thursday at Fenway Park in Boston. Although he did not make an appearance in the contest, Cooper’s Western All-Star teammates defeated the Eastern All-Stars 3-0. In 14 appearances this summer, Cooper is 2-1 with a 0.81 ERA and 31 strikeouts. Cooper earned his second win by pitching the ninth inning of a 3-2 win against Hyannis.
At the professional level, former Brave pitcher Rob Scahill helped lead the Tri-City Dust Devils, the Colorado Rockies affiliate in the Single A Short-Season Northwest League, to a 3-1 win last Saturday. Although still looking for his first decision, Scahill did not allow a hit in 5.0 shutout innings. In his four road starts, Scahill boasts a 1.06 ERA and has allowed only six hits in 17.0 innings.
Ryan Curry, a member of the Jupiter Hammerheads (Single A Advanced Florida State League, Florida Marlins affiliate), showed his offensive power in a 14-6 rout of Lakeland last Thursday. The second baseman went 3-for-5 at the plate with three runs scored. He belted his fourth homerun of the season, and drove in two RBI’s. Curry and the Hammerheads are in the midst of a five-game winning streak.
After a four-game rehab assignment in the Single A Advanced Florida State League, relief pitcher Brian Shouse returned to the Tampa Bay Ray’s active roster on Monday and pitched the ninth inning of the series opener against the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field. Shouse had been on the disabled list since May 25 with a left elbow strain.