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Johnson Continues to Compile a Stingy ERA at Double-A Akron

Johnson Continues to Compile a Stingy ERA at Double-A Akron


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Former Cal Poly pitcher Jeff Johnson continues to put up some stingy numbers for Akron of the Double-A Eastern League.

Johnson (pictured at right) sports a 1-1 record, 1.47 ERA and 12 saves for the RubberDucks. The reliever produced a streak of 12 games without giving up a run early in the season and, over his last 15 appearances, has picked up one victory and nine saves over 16 innings.

Johnson's dozen saves are No. 7 in the Eastern League.

Meanwhile, outfielder Nick Torres had his 14-game hitting streak snapped last week. Hitting .327 for the Fort Wayne TinCaps in the Midwest League, Torres went 22-for-54 (.407) during the run with seven doubles and seven RBI.

In addition to Torres, Cal Poly's top hitters in the minor leagues are outfielder Mitch Haniger (.364 for Visalia Rawhide), first baseman Brian Mundell (.333 at Boise), third baseman Jimmy Allen (.266 for the Great Lakes Loons), shortstop Peter Van Gansen (.273 at Tri-City) and third baseman Brent Morel (.251 for the Indianapolis Indians).

Morel, who homered in three consecutive games two weeks ago, had an 11-game hitting streak snapped Sunday by Louisville of the Triple-A International League.

Cal Poly's only other former players in the Triple-A ranks are shortstop Mike Miller at Pawtucket, where he is hitting .220, and outfielder Logan Schafer (.240 for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox). Miller played his first 37 games of the 2015 season at Portland of the Eastern League.

Southaw Matt Imhof, who spent nearly two months on the injured list with biceps tendinitis, earned his fourth win of the season July 3 against Tampa, pitching six scoreless innings and allowing one hit while striking out three.

Cal Poly currently has three former players in the Major Leagues — Kevin Correia with the Philadelphia Phillies, pitcher Bud Norris with the Baltimore Orioles and pitcher Casey Fien with the Minnesota Twins.

For updates on all former Cal Poly players in the pro ranks this season, click the link at the top of this story.