Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy baseball player Richard Lovelady is playing summer-league baseball for the New England Collegiate League’s Ocean State Waves, according to the team’s website.
According to the report, Lovelady joined the South Kingstown, Rhode Island-based team after posting a 3.07 earned-run average and tossing 65 strikeouts for East Georgia State College, which he led in innings pitched, strikeouts and complete games this season.
On Saturday against the Mystic Schooners, Lovelady earned a team tweet after delivering a 4-3-6 double play to end the seventh inning. As of Tuesday, Lovelady had pitched 2 innings, netting two strikeouts and giving up one walk and one hit.
Lovelady capped off his season at EGSC by earning National Junior College Athletic Association second-team All-Region status. He will play for Kennesaw State next season.
Former Long County High School pitcher Dustin McGowan got called back to the major leagues Friday by the Philadelphia Phillies, according to the team’s website.
The Phillies called up McGowan from the Lehigh Valley IronPigs to replace left-handed reliever Jake Diekman, the report states.
McGowan was quickly thrown into the mix Saturday in the Phillies’ 7-5 loss to the Giants.
Starter Severino Gonzalez was pulled from the game in the third inning, and McGowan was sent from the bullpen to face loaded bases.
The Phillies’ website reported that McGowan got the job done by delivering 3 innings of shutout relief. He surrendered just two hits and two walks and struck out three in a long, 49-pitch outing.
McGowan, who is in his eighth major-league season, was signed by Philadelphia during the offseason but was sent down to the minors after going 1-1 with a 5.79 earned-run average in 10 appearances.