The Suns were down, 3-1, when Elih hit his three-run jack off Andrew Cashner. The Suns went on to score three more runs enroute to a 7-3 victory in game four of the best of five series.
Elih threw 5 innings, allowing 5 hits, 0 walks, 3 runs (earned), and striking out 6 to earn the win. It was his first win of the playoffs, and only his third overall start at the Double-A level. Not bad for a 27th round draft pick in the 2008 draft!
For the entire year, most of which Elih spent at High-A Jupiter, he finished 9-13, 3.54, with a 1.14 WHIP, 1.1 BB/9, and K6.2 /9 in 168 innings. He walked only 21 batters in those 168 innings!
Keep it up, Elih, and you'll be pitching against major league hitters before you know it!
As an addition, Scott Cousins (Harrisonburg 05) hit a double in the game, as did Tony Thomas (Harrisonburg 05)- but for opposing teams. Garrett Parcell (Covington 04) also threw a shutout inning in relief of Villanueva. It was a Valley League reunion!