Derrick Adams


Decatur’s Derrick Adams was the winning pitcher Sunday as the Idaho Falls Chukars won the Pioneer League championship.

The former Austin and Jacksonville State pitcher threw in relief in the 10-8 playoff series championship victory over the Ogden Raptors.

Idaho Falls is a Kansas City Royals minor league team. Ogden is a minor league team for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Pioneer League is a rookie league.

Adams finished his first minor league season with a 2-0 record, one save, a 3.58 earned run average, 26 strikeouts and four walks in 27.2 innings.

Two other area players have finished minor league seasons. Brewer’s Dakota Bennett played for Batavia in the New York-Penn League. He was 2-1 with one save, a 4.50 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 40 innings with nine walks. Batavia is a Miami Marlins minor league team.

Ardmore’s Cody Reed, who began throwing in late July after Tommy John surgery, pitched 13 innings for two Arizona Diamondbacks minor league teams. He went 2-1 with a 0.69 ERA with 16 strikeouts and seven walks while allowing one earned run. or 256-340-2395. Twitter @DD_DavidElwell.
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