Aug 262013
 

Moving On Up for NPP
The Auburn Doubledays announced today that OF Isaac Ballou has been promoted to Hagerstown.

Ballou had been hitting .294/.405/.398 with two HRs, 20RBIs, and eight SBs while playing in 59 of 65 games for the Doubledays. Three weeks ago, Ballou was named the New York-Penn League Batter of the Week.

He’s the third position player to get the bump this month, following Brandon Miller and Billy Burns’s shuffle from Hagerstown to Potomac and Potomac to Harrisburg, respectively.

Corresponding moves have not yet been announced for either Auburn or Hagerstown. As always if/when that occurs within a reasonable period of time, this space will be updated.

  2 Responses to “Isaac Ballou Promoted To Hagerstown”

  1. Call him Cat after the Lee Marvin film…..Jane Fonda is not in my verbal dictionary!!!!
    One would suspect that Bryan Lippencott joins Suns for Playoffs
    too soon to ask about playoff schedules for POTOMAC and Hagerstown????

    Another thought on #3 JoelB: how many pitchers earned starting nods in 2013 due to injuries, promotions
    and the wrath of make-up DHs????? Nic Lee earned a starting role due to his make-up DH starting nods…..
    anything is possible in minor league player developement.

    go nats!

    • Barring a Barves-like collapses, it’s Potomac vs. Lynchburg at the Pfitz, Sept. 4-5, 6 if necessary. Potomac’s magic number to clinch the 2nd half is three. Lynchburg, as far as I can tell, has already clinched a playoff spot because even in the event of a double-half win, the Hillcats lead third-place Wilmington by 9.5 with nine to play.

      If the Suns can hold off the Power, they, too, will be a double half winner and host all three games of Round 1. If not, they’ll host Game 2 and Game 3 if necessary. Game 2 is scheduled for September 6. If 2011 is any guide (when Hickory won both halves), Game 1 will still be September 4th even if Hagerstown wins both halves.

      Both leagues alternate HFA in the Finals by the year, not statistical finish. In both leagues, the Northern Division gets Game 1 & 2 of the Finals, with the Southern Division getting Games 3 & 4, 5. In the Carolina League, Game 1 is set for Saturday, September 7th. Again, if previous years are any guide, Game 1 for the South Atlantic League is Sunday the 8th. (My guess is that the much longer distances in the Sally League require the scheduled travel days).

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