Recap: The ‘Claws are surging going into the final week of the SAL first half, going 4-1 and moving ahead of Hickory and into first place in the SAL North. Sebastian Valle led the way with a monster power week, while the starting pitching was consistently good across the board. Their record has improved to 37-26. They close out the first half with seven games at home, including three with Lexington then four with Kannapolis.
Just a very quick note that Cody Overbeck was promoted from Clearwater to Reading the Reading Phillies announced today. Overbeck, 24, was hitting .302/.380/.553 with 11 HR and 41 RBI in 215 AB’s with Clearwater and is coming off a Florida State League All Star appearance.