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Nahas Promoted to Double-A Smokies, Blankenhorn Cracks 2 More Homers, Crawford Ks 4

Here is a weekly update on Schuylkill County natives with Major League organizations.

Here is our weekly roundup of Schuylkill County players currently playing with Major League Baseball organizations in the 2024 season.

Joe Nahas (Marian Catholic) – Pitcher, South Bend Cubs

On May 4, Nahas was promoted from the High-A South Bend Cubs to the Double-A Tennessee Smokies of the Southern League. 

He has not appeared in a game since April 28.

For the season, Nahas has appeared in relief in 6 games and has worked 11.1 innings, recording 2 saves. He’s struck out 11 batters and sports a 2.38 ERA.

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Travis Blankenhorn (Pottsville Area) – Outfield, Rochester Red Wings

Blankenhorn continued his power-hitting streak last week, adding 2 more home runs to his season’s total of 9. Those 2 homers were part of a 3-hit week for Blankenhorn in 19 at-bats, which dropped his season average to a not-so-shabby .283. 

So far this season, Blankenhorn is hitting for a .283 average, a .367 on-base percentage, and has a .980 OPS. He’s smacked a team-high 9 home runs with 25 RBI. He’s also stolen 2 bases. 

Reggie Crawford (North Schuylkill) – Pitcher, Richmond Flying Squirrels

Last week, Crawford appeared in relief during a May 3 game against the Akron Rubber Ducks. Crawford struck out 4 batters in 2 innings but hit 1 batter. He allowed no hits, no runs, and didn’t walk anyone. 

This season, batters are hitting .120 against him over 7 innings of work in 5 games. He’s got 12 strikeouts and a 2.57 ERA. His record on the mound is 1-1.

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