Barnette throwing well in Alabama
By CASEY OLSON
Federal Way Mirror Sports editor
June 24, 2008 · Updated 1:07 PM
Thomas Jefferson High School graduate Tony Barnette is having a solid season for the Mobile (Ala.) BayBears.
Barnette, who attended Central Arizona Community College and Arizona State University, is currently 3-6 with a 4.88 earned-run average for the Class AA affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Barnette, a right-handed pitcher, was drafted in the 10th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft.
Barnette has started 15 games and thrown 83 innings. He leads the team with 70 strikeouts.
Mobile is 33-49 on the season.
Brad Reid — The Decatur High School graduate hasn’t officially started his professional baseball career yet. Reid was drafted earlier this month by the Seattle Mariners in the 30th round and signed last week. Reid, a right-handed pitcher, was assigned to the Mariners’ rookie league team in Peoria, Ariz.
The Peoria Mariners started their season on Sunday with a 5-2 loss to the Padres rookie team. Reid didn’t pitch.
This season for Bellevue Community College, Reid threw 59 innings and gave up only five earned runs. He finished 7-1 with a 0.76 earned-run average. He also struck out 48 hitters and had five complete games.
Reid was also dominant during his freshman season at Bellevue and led the Helmsmen to the 2007 NWAACC championship. Last year, Reid finished 8-1 with two saves and an amazing 0.19 earned-run average in league play. He struck out 67 in 65 innings and was named All-NWAACC.
During his senior year at Decatur, Reid finished 4-4 for the Gators with a 3.00 earned-run average with 71 strikeouts in 45 innings. He also hit .438 while playing shortstop for Decatur head coach Steve Murphy.
Travis Ishikawa — The Federal Way High School graduate was recently called up to the Class AAA Fresno Grizzlies. The Grizzlies are the San Francisco Giants’ top minor league affiliate.
Ishikawa has played two games with Fresno. He was 1-for-3 with an RBI in his debut on June 21 and was 1-for-2 the next day against Colorado Springs.
Ishikawa was called up after being named the Bank of America Eastern League Player of the week while playing with the Class AA Connecticut Defenders.
The 24-year-old first baseman had an outstanding week for the Defenders, hitting .455 (10-for-22) with five doubles, three homers, nine RBIs, five runs scored, four walks, three stolen bases and a 1.091 slugging percentage in six games.
Ishikawa drove in a team-high 48 runs for Connecticut this season and was hitting .291 with eight home runs, 34 runs and 10 stolen bases.
Last year, Ishikawa split the season between Connecticut and Class A San Jose. On the season, the left-hander hit .243 in 104 games. Ishikawa scored 52 runs, had 18 doubles, two triples, 16 home runs and 51 RBIs. He also had 126 strikeouts.
Ishikawa is on the San Francisco’s 40-man roster and played 12 games in the Major League’s in 2006. Ishikawa spent three separate stints with the Giants. In his 12 Major League games, Ishikawa hit an impressive .292 in 24 at bats. He also scored one run, had three doubles, a triple and four RBIs.
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