Terdoslavich, Bethancourt Named To Futures Game

Braves Minor League Report: Thursday

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - by MLB.com
ATLANTA -- After going 0-for-3 with a strikeout in the 2012 Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game, Braves catching prospect Christian Bethancourt will get a rare second chance to make a first impression among the game's up-and-coming young stars.

Bethancourt and outfielder Joey Terdoslavich will represent the Braves organization at this year's Futures Game, which will take place July 14. Bethancourt, a 21-year-old Panama native signed by the Braves in 2008, will be making his second consecutive appearance behind the plate for the World Team, while Terdoslavich, Atlanta's sixth-round selection in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, will represent the U.
S. Team as a first baseman, even though he has played outfield almost exclusively this season.

Through 43 games with Double-A Mississippi this year, Bethancourt is on pace to improve upon his numbers at the plate from his first season in Pearl in 2012. Bethancourt is hitting .257 with three home runs and 17 RBIs through 43 games this year, but it is his defensive acumen and strong arm that have keyed his rapid rise to becoming the Braves' No. 2 prospect.

After being demoted to Double-A amid an offensive slump in early June 2012 and struggling at first and third base all year, Terdoslavich has returned to Triple-A Gwinnett this year with a flourish, hitting .324 and posting a .948 OPS while making the defensive transition to the corner outfield positions. The organization's No. 14 prospect had 17 home runs through Monday's action, which are second only to teammate Ernesto Mejia in the International League, and Terdoslavich's 56 RBIs are the fourth most in the league.

The 15th annual Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game takes place at 2 p.m. ET on All-Star Sunday at Citi Field in New York and can be seen live on MLB.com, ESPN2 and ESPN2 HD and followed live on MLB.com's Gameday.

-----------------

The turnover of the Rome outfield was completed Thursday. Team home run and RBI leader Josh Elander was finally promoted to Lynchburg, but struggling center fielder s Blake Brown was set back to Danville. In his place, after barelly a week in Danville, is 2013 draft pick Kyle Wren. In five games at Danville, Wren hit .409 with nine hits (three doubles, one triple) and six runs scored. Brown hit only .203 in 57 games for Rome, striking out 72 times but with seven stolen bases.

THURSDAY'S GAMES

CLASS AAA

Gwinnett (36-45) 7, Buffalo 5

WP: Bisenius (2-0) 6 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.
Mejia 1-3, HR (19th), RBI; Carrithers 1-4, HR (2nd) 2 RBI; Nunez 2-4, HR (2nd), RBI; Terdoslavich 2-3, 2 R (.326); Gartrell 2-4, 2 RBI; Cunningham 2-5, RF, 2 SB.

CLASS AA

Mississippi (43-36) 3, Pensacola 2

WP: Schlosser (6-2) 5 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 K. Lamm (Save, 10) 1 IP, 0 H, 0 K.
Martinez 1-4, HR (4th), RBI (.300); Marrero 1-4, 2B, R, RBI; Schlehuber 2-4.

ADVANCED CLASS A

Wilmington 4, Lynchburg (38-38) 1

LP: Miller (5-5) 5.2 IP, 8 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 7 K.
Rohm 1-4, R; Hefflinger 1-4.|

CLASS A

Savannah 10, Rome (38-39) 3

SP: W. Perez 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K.. LP: B. Garcia 1 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 K.
Wren (promoted) 2-3, 2 2B, R, 2 BB; Luna 1-4, RBI; Heffley 1-4, RBI; Annselment 1-3, r.

SHORT-SEASON

GCL Braves Tigers @ GCL Braves (1-3), ppd.


Pulaski 8, Danville (3-4) 2

LP: M. Flores (0-1) 3 IP, 4 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 5 K
Lien 2-3, HR (1st), 2 RBI; Sanchez 1-3, 2B..

DSL Braves (9-13) @ DSL Tigers, 10:30


ESPN3 To Broadcast Lee Basketball Thursday

ESPN3 will be on Lee University’s campus Thursday evening to cover the men’s and women’s basketball games versus Union University. Admission to either game is free, and 1,000 T-shirts and 1,000 towels will be given away during the games to commemorate the evening.  The Lady Flames will tip off at 6 p.m. in the Paul Dana Walker Arena. The men will take the court at 8, also ... (click for more)

Dalton State Defeats Brewton-Parker, 95-56

It was a dominant game for the Roadrunners as they defeated Brewton-Parker College (Ga.) in a blowout, 95-56, at Mashburn Arena  on Thursday night.   THE FIRST HALF  The Barons would open with an early lead at 10-6 with a three by McKel Miller with 16:29  left. The Roadrunners wouldn't trail for long, and would tie the score 10-10 with 15:38 ... (click for more)

School Board Turns Thumbs Down To Proposed Funding Of Central Track

County school board members on Thursday night expressed a number of concerns about a proposed $500,000 new track under consideration for funding by the County Commission at Central High School. The vote was 9-0 to table a motion to accept the money (if offered). Karitsa Mosley-Jones said, "We've got students at schools on a high priority list and you're going to give me a track?" ... (click for more)

School Board Approves 4-Year Contract Extension With Independent Bus Drivers, Who Say They Can Handle 100 Routes; Extension Given On Custodial Contract

The county school board on Thursday night extended the contract by four years of school bus owner operators, who said they could deliver on 100 bus routes. The board delayed until a special meeting at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Central High School the issue of whether to accept the offer of 100 contract routes. That would be handled by many of the current 49 owner operators taking ... (click for more)

Bikers Need To Have Licenses And Insurance - And Response

I am okay with Haslam’s idea of raising the gas tax and lowering the food tax.  But, I want to see a tax of bicycles since they have their own lanes now and they also have to be maintained. How much revenue would that bring in?  I would think if we have enough bike riders to have the lanes in the first place, there must be enough to generate some money for road improvements. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Just One Year Later…

If I hadn’t actually seen it happen, I would never have believed it. Not only did I wonder if it could ever happen, more often than not my disgust and dismay of such rampant disorder has filled me with more gloom and doom than you’ll find in a liberal Democrat on this, Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day. But I have got to proclaim that Thursday night I have never been as proud of the ... (click for more)