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Sherrill, Bulter Off To Blistering Start PDF Print
Written by Mike Kelly   
Saturday, 16 June 2012 11:06

Believe it or not, former Appalachian State University players Garrett Sherrill and Kevin Butler are still giving it their best shot playing professional baseball. They are currently members of the Laredo (TX.) Lemurs of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. Sherrill, who was taken by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 12th round of the 2008

Major League Baseball Draft, is currently in his second season with the Lemurs. He's 2-1 with a 4.02 earned-run-average with eight strikeouts in 15-plus innings of work. Sherrill has bounced around in the minors. He signed a minor-league deal with the Miami Marlins in December of 2011. He played three seasons in the Brewers organization before signing with the Lincoln (Neb.) SaltDogs of the American Association for the 2011 campaign. He was 2-1 with a 3.52 ERA in 30 games for Lincoln last season, striking out nearly one batter per inning. Coming out of A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis, N.C., Sherrill had opportunities to play basketball, soccer, and football as a collegian, but chose to play baseball at ASU.
Butler has been playing professional baseball since 2006, primarily with Indepedent League teams---Washington (Pa.) Wildthings, Chillicothe (OH) Paints, Ottawa (Ont.) Rapides, coastal Bend (TX) Thunder, Amarillo (TX) Dillas and Laredo. He's played 13 games for the Lemurs. He's batting .289 with ten runs-batted-in.
And rising sophomore Jamie Nunn of the Mountaineers is currently pitching for the Thomasville Hi-Toms in the Coastal Plain League. Nunn has tossed four shutout innings with three strikeouts and no walks, so far. Ryan Arrowood (with the Tri City Dust Devils of the Class A Northwest League) and Will Callaway (with the Hyannis Habor Hawks of the Cape Cod League) debuted with their new teams last night, but did not play. Jeremy Dowdy makes his debut with the Bristol (Va.) White Sox of the Rookie-Appalachian League Tuesday night.

  
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