Sask Baseball would very much like to congratulate two members of our Team Sask Alumni, Andrew Albers (North Battleford) and Dustin Molleken (Regina) for being selected to Team Canada at the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Both Albers and Molleken had strong performances over the three round robin games against Italy, Mexico and USA.
Albers pitched 3 innings against Mexico where he allowed 2 runs and struck out 3 batters, including MLB superstar Adrian Gonzalez.
Molleken pitched 4 innings over two games agaist Italy and USA. He allowed a total of 2 hits and had a 0.00 ERA. In his 2 innings against Team USA, Molleken retired in order Jimmy Rollins, Brandon Phillips and Ryan Braun and then the next inning he retired Joe Mauer, David Wright and Adam Jones only giving up an infield single to Ben Zobrist!
Albers now heads back to pitch in the Minnesota Twins farm system and Molleken will now go back to Japan to pitch for the Nippon Ham Fighters. Good luck this season guys!