Through the first 66 games of the season, Madera’s Alec Mehrten has been splitting time with two other shortstops for the Asheville Tourists, the single-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.
Mehrten has appeared in 26 games for the Tourists and has a .266 batting average to go with six runs scored and 11 RBIs. He also has the least amount of errors of the three shortstops.
After struggling through a four game hitless stretch from May 25-June 1, Mehrten has picked up the pace a little, going 5-for-14 (.357) in his last four games, including a 2-for-4 night with two doubles and three RBIs Thursday in a 17-6 victory over the Rome Braves in the South Atlantic League.
Former Madera pitcher Gary Moran has helped the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League to a first place record at 28-17, three games ahead of the Long Island Ducks...