SEVEN FORMER JAGS COMPETING IN MLB/MiLB

MOBILE, Ala. – Seven former University of South Alabama baseball student-athletes are currently competing in Major League and Minor League Baseball.

Right-handed pitcher Matt Peacock made his Major League Debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 6 at Colorado, and allowed two unearned runs on one hit with one strikeout and one walk in three relief innings to earn his first career win. Peacock also recorded his first career MLB hit, and scored one run.

In 14 appearances with six starts this season, Peacock is 2-4 with a 5.26 ERA and 27 strikeouts against 13 walks in 39 1/3 innings pitched. Peacock became South Alabama’s 26th former student-athlete to appear in an MLB contest.

Travis Swaggerty opened the season in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization at Triple-A East with the Indianapolis Indians. In 12 games played, Swaggerty batted .220 with three home runs, seven RBIs, six runs scored and three stolen bases before being placed on the 60-day disabled list on May 27 due to a fully dislocated right shoulder.

Left-handed pitcher Locke St. John opened the season in the Detroit Tigers organization at Triple-A East with the Toledo Mud Hens. In 11 appearances with one start, St. John is 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA and 16 strikeouts against nine walks in 19 innings pitched. St. John made his MLB debut on June 25, 2019, with the Texas Rangers. 

Right-handed pitcher Zach Greene opened the season in the New York Yankees organization at High-A East with the Hudson Valley Renegades, where he went 2-2 with one save and a 2.21 ERA in nine relief appearances. He struck out 33 batters and issued eight walks in 20 1/3 innings pitched before being promoted to Double-A Northeast on June 16 with the Somerset Patriots. Greene has made one relief appearance with Somerset, and earned the win with inning pitched.

Brendan Donovan opened the season in the St. Louis Cardinals organization at High-A Central with the Peoria Chiefs, where he batted .295 with six doubles, two home runs, 13 RBIs, 15 runs scored and seven stolen bases in 25 games. Donovan was promoted to Double-A Central on June 8 with the Springfield Cardinals.

Right-hander Tyler Carr opened the season in the Philadelphia Phillies organization at Double-A Northeast with the Reading Fightin Phils. In 13 relief appearances this season, Carr is 1-0 with a 5.64 ERA and 22 strikeouts against seven walks in 22 1/3 innings pitched. 

Right-hander Drake Nightengale opened the season in the New York Mets organization at Low-A Southeast with the St. Lucie Mets. In 10 relief appearances this season, Nightengale is 2-2 with a 7.56 ERA and 16 strikeouts against 11 walks in 16 2/3 innings pitched. 

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