Sun Devils in MiLB: Brian Serven wins a game with one swing


As a way to get you through the offseason and into the first week of the college football season, Sun Devil Maven will keep tabs on the former Sun Devils in minor league baseball.

Brian Serven batted 2-for-4 with a three run homer in the second inning to give Hartford a 3-0 win on the road against Richmond.

Drew Maggi went 1-for-5 while batting leadoff and scored Pensacola’s only run in a 2-1 loss to Mobile. Roberto Pena hit a walk-off single in the 11th inning for the BayBears.

In a battle for ASU alums, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre pitcher Jake Barrett got Buffalo’s Eric Sogard to ground out in the bottom of the seventh. The RailRiders beat the Bisons 10-2.

Andrew Romine was the star of the show by going 2-for-4 and driving in four runs for Lehigh Valley in a 7-0 win over Rochester. Three of those runs came on his first home of the season in the first inning.

Deven Marrero went 2-for-4 and scored two runs for New Orleans in a 9-6 loss to Round Rock.

Tuffy Gosewisch came in as a pinch hitter for San Antonio and struck out. The Missions defeated the Oklahoma City Dodgers 4-1 thanks to a 10 strikeout performance by starting pitcher Aaron Wilkerson.

Andrew Aplin batted leadoff for Reno and went 1-for-3 in a 6-3 loss to Fresno. Matt Reynolds set the tone with a two-run homer in the bottom of the first and the Grizzlies scored all their runs in the first three innings.

With the Indianapolis Indians down 2-1 in the top of the ninth, Jake Elmore hit an RBI single off Columbus closer Nick Wittgren and sparked a four run rally to defeat the Clippers 5-2.

Connor Higgins made his season debut and tossed two innings in relief for Burlington, allowing one run on three hits with a walk and two strikeouts. The Bees defeated the Quad Cities River Bandits 5-3.

Eli Lingos made his season debut for the Lake County Captains and allowed three runs on three hits with three walks and a strikeout in a 6-0 loss to Great Lakes Loons.

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia went 0-for-4 during a rehab start at Greenville. He reached base once on a walk in the third inning and scored a run on a single by Triston Casas. West Virginia tied the game at 5-5 in the ninth inning but Casas won the game for the Drive by driving in the walk-off run on a sacrifice fly in the tenth inning.