Former Mingus Union baseball star Tim Huson has enjoyed a great first week in the Minor Leagues.
Huson, drafted by the Chicago White Sox earlier this month, reported last week to an advanced rookie league team in Bristol, Tenn. After appearances in five games, he has accumulated the best batting average on the team — .467, according to Baseball America Online stats.
He has the fourth best average in the Appalachian League thus far, trailing only Brayan Pena of Danville, Va. (.526), Randy Rojas of Martinsville, Va. (.476) and Amado German of Princeton, WVa. (.471).
In 15 at-bats, Huson has rapped seven hits and scored four runs. He hit his first professional home run on June 23 in Bristol's 8-2 win over the Pulaski Rangers. In that game, Huson went 2-for-3 with three RBIs.
The 1999 Mingus graduate has spent much of his time at third base but served as designated hitter in one contest. Huson played for the past two years at Central Arizona Junior College. He hit well over .400 in his last high school season and helped lead the Marauders to the Final Four in the 4A high school playoffs.
The Bristol White Sox improved to 3-3 overall after Monday's 4-3 win over Pulaski.
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The Marauders can claim two players currently in the Minors. Mike Wombacher pitches for the Greensboro Bats, a South Atlantic League affiliate (Class A) in the Yankees organization.
Wombacher has a 1-1 record with a 4.27 ERA, according to Baseball America Online's latest stats. He has appeared in 18 games as a reliever this season.
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To follow Huson's and Wombacher's box scores and stats, check out www.baseballamerica.com or sports.zip2.com/mnrbbl/home/mnrbbl_mainpage.cfm.