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Former GSU baseball players move up in minors
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STATESBORO — Two former Georgia Southern baseball players were promoted last week.

Matt Murray reached the highest minor-league level, Triple-A, and tossed four scoreless frames for the Omaha Storm Chasers on Friday. Murray is now just a call away from joining his parent club, the Kansas City Royals.

Victor Roache also was promoted last week and joined the Biloxi Shuckers, the new Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. Roache already has made headlines of his own after joining the club on June 17. In just his first game with the Shuckers, he hit a walk-off home run in the 15th inning of a scoreless game Saturday.

Here are some other Eagle notes from around professional baseball:

• Eric Alonzo — Alonzo tossed six innings over two games for the Island Empire 66ers. Alonzo went 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA and allowed five runs on eight hits. Alonzo struck out six batters with no walks and allowed just one extra base hit on the week. On the season, he is 0-1 with a 4.15 ERA in three games.

• Chris Beck — Beck was placed on the seven-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation. He last appeared June 13 for the Charlotte Knights and allowed two runs over four innings. He is 3-2 with a 3.15 ERA in 10 minor-league starts this season.

• Sam Howard — After a no-decision against the Rome Braves on June 9 in which he allowed one run on four hits while striking out seven batters, Howard has struggled in two starts against the Charleston RiverDogs. Howard was tagged with losses in both starts and lasted just a combined 3 innings.

• Jarret Leverett — Leverett made his first career appearance in the minor leagues four years after being drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 15th round of the 2012 MLB Amateur Draft. Leverett, who spent a full season in independent ball last year after recovering from Tommy John surgery, worked a scoreless inning for the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes on Sunday. He struck out a batter and allowed one hit.

• Everett Teaford — Teaford worked six scoreless frames in a no-decision at the Indianapolis Indians on June 16. He struck out three batters and walked two in the start. He is 4-5 with a 5.63 ERA in 11 starts for the Durham Bulls this season and made one appearance for the Tampa Bay Rays earlier in the season and allowed one run over 2 innings.

• Josh Wirsu — Wirsu made his first appearance of the season for the Peoria Chiefs on June 17 at the Beloit Snappers. He worked two scoreless frames and struck out a batter. Wirsu also allowed two hits and walked two batters.

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