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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Chris Stratton -- First Round Pick -- to start for Volcanoes on Sunday

**BREAKING NEWS: Chris Stratton, Giants First Round Pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, is scheduled to make his professional debut this Sunday at Volcanoes Stadium. Here is your chance to be a part of this once-in-a-career opportunity.

CHRIS STRATTON #17 RHP
Ht: 6’3’’ Wt: 198 Bats: Right Throws: Right
Born: 8/22/1990 Hometown: Tupelo ,  Mississippi
Obtained: 2012 Draft – 1st Round
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Chris Stratton -- Volcanoes 2012
Junior drafted out of Mississippi State as the 20th pick in the first round…Signed for $1.85 Million...Led the Southeastern Conference with 11 wins and a 2.21 ERA in the regular season...Named to the 2012 Louisville Slugger NCAA Division One All-American Team...SEC Pitcher of the Year... Overall, Stratton went 11-2 with 1 save, while walking 25 batters and holding opponents to a .211 batting average against...He received the C Spire Ferriss Trophy, given each year to the top collegiate baseball player in Mississippi . First pitcher selected in the first round since Tim Lincecum was picked in the 2007 ( Washington ). Three-year starter as a right-handed pitcher and infielder at Tupelo High School … Compiled a 7-2 record with a save and a 1.09 earned run average as a senior…Recorded 113 strikeouts and allowed only 12 earned runs in 70.1 innings of mound duty
YEAR
W-L
ERA
G-GS
IP
H
R
ER
BB
SO
SV
2012 (MSU)
11-2
2.38
17-12
109.2
84
33
29
25
127
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Sunday, July 15th -- Cancer Awareness Weekend and Post Game Concert. The Volcanoes close their five-game homestand with the Yakima Bears. The Volcanoes will honor and celebrate all cancer survivors, as survivors will be invited to meet the Volcanoes Player on-the-field prior to the game (must arrive by 4:30pm), and be involved in pre-game ceremonies. Survivors also will receive special gifts. The Volcanoes will be wearing their new Cancer Awareness Jerseys compliments of Dr. Chuck Petrunin. If you know a cancer survivor be sure to invite them to this very special event, you can surprise them too as the Volcanoes will display photographs of cancer survivors on the Stadium’s jumbotron FREE during the game…email the picture(s) to the Volcanoes at probasebal@aol.com (yes, one “L” in baseball). In memory of photographs will also gladly be displayed. Stay after the game and enjoy a post-game concert by JT & the Tourists with easy listening and rock-n- roll tunes. Since it is Sunday, Kids get to “Run The Bases” after the game courtesy of McDonalds of Salem- Keizer. Game Time is 5:05, Gates Open at 4:00.
For more information on Cancer Awareness Weekend go to:http://salemkeizer.volcanoes.milb.com/documents/2012/06/01/32587344/1/caw_2012_v2.pdf

Josh Randolph's site with Volcanoes pictures: http://9inningknowitall.com/bears-vs-volcanoes/#

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