Event Date

July 26, 2007

Former Wildcat Tearing Up Appalachian League

It's safe to say that Cole Rohrbough is adjusting well to minor league baseball. The former Western Wildcats pitcher has thrown 23 straight scoreless innings for the Danville Braves, and his 0.59 earned run average and 52 strikeouts lead the Appalachian League, an advanced rookie minor league baseball league in Virginia.

Rohrbough pitched brilliantly in his last start on Wednesday against the Burlington Orioles allowing no hits, no walks, and striking out 10 batters in five shutout innings. He earned the win as the Braves won the game 1-0. In his last three starts, he has only given up two hits and two walks, and has struck out 32.

Overall, Rohrbough has allowed two earned runs and six walks in 30.1 innings. He has a 3-2 record and his opponents are only batting .174 against him.

Rohrbough signed with Atlanta in June for $728,000 and shortly thereafter, was assigned to play for Danville, the 2006 Appalachian League Champions. Atlanta drafted him in last year's Major League Baseball Draft in the 22nd round, 670 overall.

As Western's top pitcher, Rohrbough led the Wildcats to eight-straight post-season wins that helped advance them to the NJCAA World Series. He opened the series with a dominating performance over Delgado Community College, allowing only three hits in 7.1 scoreless innings and striking out 12 in a 2-0 victory. He finished his second season with WNC with a 10-3 record, a 1.34 earned run average, 99 innings pitched, two shutouts, a .181 opponents' batting average, and 132 strikeouts.

Visit www.dbraves.com to follow Rohrbough.

Press Release: July 27, 2007

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