Reds promote Cascade grad

  • Tue Jun 26th, 2012 11:41pm
  • Sports

Herald staff

The Cincinnati Reds promoted right-handed relief pitcher Brian Pearl to Pensacola of the Class AA Southern League last week.

Pearl, a graduate of Cascade High School, earned the promotion with a strong performance this spring at Class A Bakersfield. In 28 games, he posted a 1-1 record, a 1.31 earned-run average and collected 13 saves. He struck out 41 batters in 341/3 innings.

Fast starts

Former University of Washington teammates Aaron West and Chase Anselment got their pro careers off to solid starts last week.

West, a Snohomish High School grad, threw three shutout innings in his pro debut June 19 for the Tri-City (N.Y.) ValleyCats. He pitched five more scoreless innings Monday to earn his first victory as a pro. West was the Houston Astros’ 17th-round pick in this year’s draft.

Anselment, picked in the 17th round by Atlanta, made his pro debut June 21 for the Class A Rome (Ga.) Braves. After going 0-for-3 in his first game, Anselment has been on a tear, collecting six hits in his next 12 at-bats, including a home run Saturday in a 9-3 victory over Asheville.

Anselment is a graduate of Meadowdale High School.

Local minor leaguers

The minor-league statistics along with the team, classification and major-league affiliate for players with Snohomish County ties. Statistics are through June 25:


Chase Anselment, Meadowdale H.S.

Rome (A), Braves

.400 AVG., 1 HR, 1 RBI

Kawika Emsley-Pai, Jackson H.S.

Bradenton (A), Pirates

.159 AVG., 0 HR, 2 RBI

Ian Gac, Edmonds-Woodway H.S.

Mississippi (AA), Braves

.247 AVG., 7 HR, 32 RBI

Austin Jones, Edmonds-Woodway H.S.

GCL Yankees (Rookie), Yankees

.316 AVG., 0 HR, 2 RBI

Derek Jones, Snohomish H.S.

Tri-City (A), Rockies

.200 AVG., 0 HR, 0 RBI

Ian Parmley, Monroe H.S.

Vancouver (A), Blue Jays

.185 AVG., 0 HR, 2 RBI

Taylor Smith-Brennan, Meadowdale H.S.

AZL Brewers (A), Brewers

.167 AVG., 0 HR, 0 RBI

Travis Snider, Jackson H.S.

Las Vegas (AAA), Blue Jays

.328 AVG., 8 HR, 38 RBI

Steven Souza, Cascade H.S.

Hagerstown (A), Orioles

.287 AVG., 10 HR, 44 RBI

Ryan Strieby, Mountlake Terrace H.S.

Toledo (AAA), Tigers

.193 AVG., 12 HR, 48 RBI


Aaron Brooks, Mountlake Terrace H.S.

AZL Mariners (rookie), Mariners

0-0, 0.1 IP, 0.00 ERA

Stephen Fife, Everett C.C.

Albuquerque (AAA), Dodgers

5-4, 80.0 IP, 4.84 ERA

Blaine Hardy, Edmonds-Woodway H.S.

Omaha (AAA), Royals

1-1, 20.0 IP, 4.50 ERA

Chris Johnson, Edmonds-Woodway H.S.

Salem-Keizer (A), Giants

1-0, 5.2 IP, 3.18 ERA

Owen Jones, Edmonds-Woodway H.S.

Ogden (A), Dodgers

0-0, 3.0 IP, 0.00 ERA

Brian Pearl, Cascade H.S.

Pensacola (AA), Reds

0-0, 1.2 IP, 21.60 ERA

Zach Simons, Everett C.C.

Tulsa (AA), Rockies

3-1, 18.2 IP, 2.41 ERA

Ryan Verdugo, Lake Stevens H.S.

Omaha (AAA), Royals

5-2, 79.0 IP, 3.65 ERA

Aaron West, Snohomish H.S.

Tri-City, (A), Astros

1-0, 8.0 IP, 0.00 ERA

Have we missed someone? If you know of other Snohomish County products playing in the minors, let us know by email at or by calling 425-339-3470 (after 4 p.m.)