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RHP Ryan promoted to high-Class A

It looks as though Patrick Ryan is going to get a chance to pitch a little closer to home.

By DAVID MURPHY
Published May 24, 2007


It looks as though Patrick Ryan is going to get a chance to pitch a little closer to home.

The former Central standout has been promoted from the low-Class A West Virginia Power to the high-Class A Brevard County Manatees, his mother, Renee Snow, said Wednesday.

Ryan, a 19th-round draft pick by the Brewers in 2005, has followed up his stellar rookie season with a solid showing as a sophomore. The Power's top middle reliever, the right-hander is 2-0 with a 3.23 ERA.

He has shown excellent command, striking out 30 while walking 12 in 302/3 innings pitched. Ryan hasn't allowed a run in his previous three appearances, striking out six and walking one in his last six innings.

Ryan, who turns 24 next week, couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

Here's a look at the recent progress of the county's other professional baseball players:

Dee Brown, OF

Potomac Nationals (High Class A/Washington Nationals)

Brown, 23, is still hitting third and playing left field. In a 5-2 loss to Wilmington on Wednesday afternoon, he went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored. He is hitting .294 this season with 11 doubles, three home runs, 22 RBIs and 32 runs scored.

Bert Snow, SP

Shreveport Sports (American Association/Independent)

Snow, 30, has started two games for the Sports, going 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA. He has eight strikeouts and six walks in 12 innings pitched.

Bronson Arroyo, SP

Cincinnati Reds (National League/Major League Baseball)

Arroyo, 30, hasn't won a start since May 6. On Monday, he lasted just two innings against the Nationals, giving up six earned runs on six hits while striking out two and walking three. Cincinnati rallied to win the game 8-7, but Arroyo received a no decision. He is 2-4 with a 3.41 ERA in 10 starts.