There are several Mallards alumni who are having productive 2007 campaigns with minor league organizations. Here is a look at who is standing out from the rest of the former Mallards pack.
Mike Rozema (’03) Mississippi Braves (AA) – Atlanta Braves
Infielder Mike Rozema is playing consistent baseball at the AA level for the Atlanta Braves organization. In 23 games, Rozema has hit .280 with 15 runs scored. He is one of the squad’s top offensive players, as he has collected four home runs, 14 runs batted in and a .352 on-base percentage for a Mississippi Braves team that sits in first place in the South Division of the Southern League.
Brent Johnson (’01) West Tenn Diamond Jaxx (AA) – Seattle Mariners
In 47 games this season with the Diamond Jaxx, outfielder Brent Johnson has made an impact at the AA level for a Mariners organization that is using many young players at the major league level. Johnson has hit .284 with 12 doubles, three home runs, and 19 runs batted in. Johnson has hit safely in six of his last seven games going 9-for-27 (.333) with five doubles and six runs batted in. Johnson went 3-5 on June 5 against Mississippi and 2-4 with two doubles on June 7 versus Huntsville.
Jay Johnson (’04) Portland Sea Dogs (AA) – Boston Red Sox
The Portland Sea Dogs baseball club sits a game above .500, and Jay Johnson has been one of the main contributors. Johnson has appeared in 33 games and is hitting .274. He holds an on-base percentage of .350 with 10 doubles and 18 runs batted in. On May 29, Johnson went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a triple against the Connecticut Defenders.
Fans, be sure to join us Wednesday, June 13, as the Mallards take on the Green Bay Bullfrogs. It’s U.S. Cellular Dancin’ Maynard G. Mallard bobblehead night! Maynard is dancin’ like it’s 1999 and wants to see you at the Duck Pond! Are you over 21 years old? Then get ready to receive a Red Hook and Genna’s Cocktail Lounge pint glass.
Great seats are still available for all four games during next week’s homestand and can be purchased by visiting mallardsbaseball.com or calling 246.4277.