Deacons in the Pros - June 16
Justin Van Grouw is one of several former Deacs in Triple-A

June 16, 2014

By Grant Shambley,

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - As the professional baseball season rolls into the summer months, here is a look at how some former Demon Deacons are doing.

Tim Cooney - St. Louis Cardinals (Triple-A Memphis Redbirds):
Tim Cooney has continued his strong 2014 season with the Memphis Redbirds at the AAA-affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. He holds a record of 7-4 with a 3.26 ERA in 14 starts. Cooney has 61 strike outs in 85.2 innings. Cooney has made four consecutive quality starts for the Redbirds.

Allan Dykstra - New York Mets (Triple-A Las Vegas 51s):
Allan Dykstra is off to a hot start through 60 games with Las Vegas. This season he is batting .303 with 10 homers, 57 hits, 36 runs, 18 doubles and 48 RBIs. Dykstra went 3-for-3 with a home run on June 7 against Fresno.

Mike MacDougal - Seattle Mariners (Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers):
Mike MacDougal, a 1999 Wake Forest graduate, is pitching for the Tacoma Rainiers, Seattle's Triple-A affiliate. He has made 12 appearances, racking up 12.0 innings and 13 strikeouts.

Justin Van Grouw - Arizona Diamondbacks (Triple-A Reno Aces):
Justin Van Grouw has spent the past few weeks with the Reno Aces, Arizona's Triple-A affiliate. Van Grouw has made three appearances for the Aces and has not given up a run in 6.0 innings of work. He also collected his first professional hit on June 12 against Nashville.



Michael Dimock - Houston Astros (Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks):
Michael Dimock has worked all season as a reliever for the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks. Dimock has a record of 1-3 with 3.70 ERA in 14 appearances. He has only given up five walks, while striking out 16 batters in 24.1 innings pitched.

Mac Williamson - San Francisco Giants (Single-A San Jose Giants):
Top prospect Mac Williamson is out for the rest of the season, after undergoing elbow surgery. Prior to the injury, Williamson was batting .318 with three home runs and 11 RBIs for the San Jose Giants.

Pat Blair - Tampa Bay Rays (Single-A Bowling Green Hot Rods):
After a four-year career as Wake Forest's starting shortstop, Pat Blair is having some success with the Bowling Green Hot Rods, a Single-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. Blair holds a batting average of .273 with 27 RBIs. He also is tied for the team lead in walks with 27.

Carlos Lopez - Washington Nationals (Single-A Hagerstown Suns):
Carlos Lopez has played in 30 games for the Hagerstown Suns, Washington's Single-A affiliate. Lopez is batting .210 with six doubles and seven RBIs for the Suns.

Brian Holmes - Houston Astros (Single-A Advanced Lancaster JetHawks):
Brian Holmes has made four starts in eight total appearances for the Lancaster JetHawks. He holds a 2-1 record with a 5.18 ERA. Holmes has amassed 30 strikeouts in 33.0 innings of work.

Jack Fischer - Drafted by the Detroit Tigers:
Jack Fischer was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 26th round of the 2014 MLB Draft and has reported to Lakeland, Florida to begin his professional career.

Conor Keniry - Drafted by the Washington Nationals:
Conor Keniry was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 27th round of the 2014 MLB Draft. Keniry has reported to the Nationals' Spring Training facility in Viera, Florida.

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