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Former Demon players shine in minors
Aug 01, 2013 | 300 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Four former Northwestern State baseball players are playing in the final stretch of the 2013 season in the minor leagues, including Mason Melotakis who leads his team in victories.

Melotakis, who was picked in the second round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft in 2012, is 9-3 on the season with a 3.38 earned run average for the Class-A Cedar Rapids (Minnesota Twins).  He has worked 98.2 innings, which ranks second, and has 68 strikeouts.

Opponents are hitting .251 against him and have drawn 37 walks.  He has appeared in 18 games with 17 starts, and recorded a save in the only game he was a reliever. Cedar Rapids holds the top spot in the Midwest League.

Joseph Scanio, also taken in the 2012 draft, is a reliever for the Class-A Peoria Chiefs (St. Louis Cardinals) in the Midwest League.  He is 2-2 on the year with a 3.81 ERA.  He has appeared in 29 games with 54.1 innings pitched.  He has 43 strikeouts and 16 walks.

The final Demon taken in the 2012 draft was Carson Goldsmith who is 0-1 on the season with seven relief appearances.  He holds a 5.79 ERA in 9.1 innings pitched for the Elizabethton Twins, rookie affiliate for the Minnesota Twins.

Aaron Munoz, the tremendous defensive catcher taken in 2011, is hitting .232 with 10 runs batted in 50 games this season. He is currently with the Class-A Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto Blue Jays).

He has five doubles, one triple and a .310 on-base percentage for the year.

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