University of Dayton and Beavercreek High School graduate Mike Hauschild made his big-league debut Saturday for the Texas Rangers with his entire family in the stands at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.
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Hauschild pitched the ninth inning of a 6-1 loss to the Oakland A’s. He allowed a double and then threw a wild pitch. He gave up a single to score a run but then got out of the inning with a strikeout, fly out and strikeout.
Hauschild, 27, is the sixth UD player to play Major League Baseball. The Houston Astros drafted him in the 33rd round in 2008.
Here’s the list of other UD players and the date of their debuts. The first two players on the list played for UD when it was known as St. Mary’s College:
• Biff Schlitzer (1908-14): April 17, 1908, with Philadelphia Athletics.
• Pat Hilly (1906-13): May 7, 1914, with Philadelphia Phillies.
• Gary Roggenburk (1959-62): April 20, 1963, with Minnesota Twins.
• Jerry Blevins (2007-17): Sept. 16, 2007, with Oakland A’s.
• Craig Stammen (2009-17): May 21, 2009, with Washington Nationals.
This is the first time UD has had three players in the big leagues at the same time. Stammen, who had not pitched in the majors since April 2015, has two scoreless relief appearances for the San Diego Padres. Blevins has three scoreless relief appearances for the New York Mets.
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