Mike Hauschild shows off a ball from his big-league debut with the Texas Rangers on Saturday, April 8, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Kim Hauschild

Beavercreek, UD grad makes big-league debut

Mike Hauschild pitches ninth inning Saturday for Texas Rangers

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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.

Former Flyers pitcher the last player on the Texas Rangers roster to get in a game.

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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