Success, movement in the pros

Published 9:28 am Thursday, July 13, 2017

A lot has happened in the past few weeks for former Longwood University baseball players in the professional ranks.

After Michael Osinski was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in June, the rookie received his first professional advancement July 2. Recently Aaron Myers was traded to the Baltimore Orioles organization and Mark Montgomery, pitching in the St. Louis Cardinals organization, stretched his streak to six consecutive outings without an earned run allowed.

After just three games in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League with the GCL Red Sox, Osinski was promoted to the Lowell Spinners. Since making it to Lowell, Osinski has batted .400 in his first five games, hitting 6-for-15 with three doubles and three RBIs, to go with a pair of stolen bases.

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Myers, who signed with the Milwaukee Brewers as a non-drafted free agent in 2015 and has spent his entire professional career in the Brewers organization, was traded to the Orioles on July 8.

Regarded as a prospect in the Orioles organization, Myers hasn’t received an assignment as of July 12.

This season with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, he posted a 4.37 ERA in 17 appearances with 37 strikeouts in 35.0 innings pitched and three saves.

Montgomery, the 11th-round pick of the New York Yankees in 2011, signed a minor league deal with St. Louis during the offseason.

The right-hander has made six consecutive scoreless outings, tossing 7.0 innings in that span with seven strikeouts, one walk and three hits allowed. Montgomery has collected saves in each of his last three outings.