ALUMNI Chris Johnson ‘03 MIAMI MARLINS
SPORTS Vogelbach posted the best season of his professional career at the triple-A level, and was named to the Triple-A All-Star Game as well as the postseason Pacific Coast League All-Stars. The first baseman hit 23 home runs and drove in 96 runs in his time with the Iowa Cubs and the Tacoma Rainers. He drew more walks than any player in the league, and his totals in on base percentage, home runs, RBIs, and runs scored were all among the top ten in the PCL.Vogelbach became a member of the Mariners organization on July 22, and helped the Rainers to a playoff spot.
In his eighth season of Major League Baseball, Johnson was a near-every day player for the Miami Marlins. As of press time, the infielder had seen time in 104 of the Marlins’ 140 games. He spent the majority of the season as a first baseman, and hit five home runs with 22 RBIs as of September 9. His career Jeff Passantino ‘14 hit total in MLB play rose above 750, far and away the LIPSCOMB BASEBALL most for a Bishop Verot graduate. Including his time in the minor leagues, Johnson has amassed nearly 1,300 career Passantino had a standout hits with a career .275 batting average.The Marlins are the summer, pitching for the Falmouth Commodores in the fifth team he has played for in the Major Leagues. famed Cape Cod League. The Chase Marinell ‘10 Cape Cod League is noted for PROFESSIONAL GOLF containing many of the best young players in college baseball. Over the summer, Marinell played on the PGA Tour Canada The Bison junior was named as circuit, making the cut on three the top pitcher in the Cape Cod League, and received the B.F.C. occasions. His best finish came Whitehouse Award. Passantino posted a 0.64 ERA in 42 in the first weekend of August, when a first round 67 propelled innings for the Commodores, who played for the league championship. He started and was the winning pitcher in him to a top-40 finish at the ATB Financial Classic in Calgary, the League’s All-Star Game, and was selected as a second team Summer All-American by Perfect Game USA. Alberta. The 67 was his second-best score of the 2016 season. He also finished in the top-50 in two events Dan Tufariello ‘14 in July; the Staal Foundation Open in Thunder Bay, PALM BEACH ATLANTIC BASEBALL Ontario and the Syncrude Oil Country Championship Tufariello was selected as an in Edmonton, Alberta. His best score under par was All-Star in the South Florida recorded with a seven-under total in Edmonton. Collegiate Baseball League. The infielder played in 31 of a Daniel Vogelbach ‘11 possible 32 games for the Boca SEATTLE MARINERS Raton Blazers, and drove in On September 12,Vogelbach ten runs with another 19 runs became the third Bishop Verot scored. Tufariello recorded a alumnus to be called up to the multi-hit game on five occasions Major Leagues, donning the while in a Blazer uniform, and stepped to the plate uniform of the Seattle Mariners. more than any other player on the roster. He stole six Vogelbach joined Chris Johnson bases, one of the top three totals on the team, as well as and Adam Piatt as Verot Major clubbing five doubles, another top-three mark. Leaguers. Before his call-up,
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