07 Nov

scatter shots

Todd Cunningham, the switch-hitting center fielder who starred for the Mississippi Braves this past season, is getting more seasoning in the Mexican Pacific League. He belted a three-run homer for Hermosillo on Tuesday night and is hitting .250 in 44 at-bats. Cunningham hit .306 for the M-Braves, contending for the Southern League batting title, and added 23 doubles, 51 RBIs, 77 runs and 24 stolen bases. He’s one to keep an eye on. … The New York Yankees have claimed former Delta State star Eli Whiteside off waivers from San Francisco. Whiteside, a catcher, spent most of 2012 in the minors, going 1-for-11 in big league games. He didn’t play in the postseason as the Giants won the World Series. … Remember Zach Penprase? The former Mississippi Valley State standout is still plugging away, six years after Philadelphia drafted him out of Itta Bena. He is currently playing for Sydney in the Australian Baseball League. The Californian, an infielder, has played the past four seasons in independent ball after stalling at the Class A level in affiliated ball.

Mike Christensen

Mike Christensen

A long-time sports fan and 30-year newspaper veteran muses on all things baseball in Mississippi. Contact: mwchristens@gmail.com
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