Wichita-native Keylan Killgore is finding success in his second year in minor-league baseball; he pitched at Wichita Heights High School, Wichita State, and was drafted in the 17th Round last year by the Philadelphia Phillies.
On Tuesday night, Killgore pitched a scoreless ninth inning with a pair of strikeouts for the Single-A Clearwater Threshers. It was his 10th save, which leads the Florida State League.
In his last 10 games, he has a 2.35 earned-run average. In his professional career, Killgore has appeared in 49 games, recording 20 saves, with a 2.63 ERA.
Another former Shocker, Alec Bohm, is in Double-A with the Philadelphia Phillies. On Tuesday, Bohm was 2-for-5 at the plate, with one run driven in. Bohm, the #3 overall pick in last year's draft, is hitting .339 in the month of August.